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Dubuque County Sheriff Phone Scam

There is a new scam in the Dubuque area that is spoofing the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office admin phone number. With this scam, the suspect claims to be a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office who states the victim has warrants. They then switch to a different caller who claims to be Captain Dale Snyder (Captain Snyder is a real person who is not affiliated with the scam). The suspects then attempt to entice the victim to obtain several thousand dollars in vouchers to satisfy the warrants. A reminder, the Sheriff’s Office does not accept vouchers, gift cards, or even personal checks, as forms of payment for bond. They also do not call people to advise them they have warrants, unless that was discussed by the offender in an interview with an investigating officer/deputy.

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