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Dubuque Police warn of DirecTV scam

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Dubuque Police say there is a new scam going around. This time, it's using a DirecTV angle.

According to a crime tip from a person living in Dubuque County, someone is calling people saying they're from DirecTV. They'll say a receiver has to be upgraded, and to turn the television off. From there, they demand a Social Security number and credit card number in order to cover the upgrade.

If you refuse, they'll threaten to shut off your service. Police say this is a scam and to not give away any information.

They called from the number 1 (800) 333-3474.

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