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SCAM ALERT: Scammer pretending to be Wisconsin police

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (KWWL) -

UW-Platteville Police are warning people about a scam. 

They posted on their Facebook page that someone claimed to be UW-Platteville Police. 

The Facebook post says the caller asked questions about financial aid and he or she also asked for personal information. 

The police officers say this is a scam. 

For more information on their Facebook page, click here

Below is what their post said: 

SCAM ALERT: We have recently been notified that someone has been contacted by another person claiming to be the UW-Platteville Police. The caller asks questions about Financial Aid loans and requests information such as social security numbers. This is a scam.

The UW-Platteville Police will not call you for financial aid reasons. We will not arrest you and/or seize your property for not cooperating with us over the phone.

Stay informed and stay safe, Pioneers!

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