scam alert

The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it has received several calls recently about a telephone scam circulating around the Quad-City area.

Residents are being told they have missed a court date with the Federal Grand Jury and are being asked for money to pay fines for failing to appear.

The telephone number the calls are coming from is 563-362-0903 and the message at this number says you have reached the Sheriff's Office warrant division.

The Sheriff's Office warns that this is a scam and do not give any credit card information or wire money. They advise never to give credit card information over the telephone to someone with whom one did not initiate the call.

Times staff

Quad-City Times​