Dubuque Police Dispatch has received over 15 calls today from citizens reporting the same telephone scam.  It is being reported that a male and female with heavy accents are calling area seniors and telling them their Social Security accounts have been compromised and they will no longer be receiving a benefit until the problem is resolved.  The callers then ask for the victim’s Social Security number to verify they are talking to the account holder.  This is a scam and if you receive a similar call hang up on the caller.

If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.