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Authorities warn of phone scam in Dubuque County

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque County Sheriff is warning residents of a phone scam.

Sergeant Harley Pothoff says the caller is targeting older people.

The person claims to be a grandchild that just got in a crash and needs to have money.

Authorities say the caller says he or she does not want his or her parents to be notified because he or she is embarrassed.

Pothoff says if you are targeted, call your grandchild by cell phone to verify. Also, call authorities.

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