Iowa City Municipal Airport staff and Iowa City Police warn residents about two different scams targeting victims through false affiliation with the airport. 

Iowa City Airport pet delivery by plane scam

The first scam was reported earlier this summer and involves groups posing as pet breeders who say they will fly a dog you purchased to the Iowa City Municipal Airport. On top of a fee for the dog, the scammers say another large sum of money must be paid for insurance reasons. 

No such transactions are authorized by the City or the airport. Scams involving supposed breeders asking to pay insurance for airplane delivery of dogs have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic started. 

Iowa City Airport jobs scam

More recently, several jobs have been posted online, including on Facebook, featuring non-existent jobs with the Iowa City Municipal Airport. Recent scam positions have featured openings for both Airport Operations Manager and Airport Attendant. These job scams are an attempt to obtain banking information from applicants. 

All job postings affiliated with the City will link back to the City’s website and jobs page. All open City positions can be found on our website

What to do if you suspect a scam

If you see any questionable content online featuring the Iowa City Municipal Airport, please contact Airport Manager Michael Tharp at 319-356-5045 or

If you feel you have been a victim of any scam, please contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800.

Date of publication

Friday, July 16, 2021