Dubuque Police warn of recent phone scam

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWQC) — Dubuque Police are warning of a new phone scam that has a high volume of citizens concerned.

The “caller” is an automated voice recording claiming to be from the IRS. The recording states that the recipient of the call has several tax charges and asks that they call a specific number back. The voice recording also threatens to get the “cops” involved.

If you get one of these calls hang up. If they’ve left you a message don’t return the call.

If you have already responded to the automated call and provided any personal information, notify your financial institution immediately.