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Platteville woman twice target of phone scam attempt
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PLATTEVILLE — A Platteville woman was the target of an attempted telephone scam twice in the past six weeks.

The first caller, in October, said, “‘This is your daughter, Heather.’ Well, I don’t have a daughter named Heather,” the woman said.

On Wednesday, the woman received a call that said “You know who this is, don’t you?” When she said she didn’t, the caller answered, “Well, it’s your favorite grandson, but I have a cold.”

The woman does have a grandson, but he lives in Platteville.

The woman concluded the calls were scams because of “the fact they hang up instantly when I wouldn’t go along with them.”

Anyone who receives a scam call should contact local law enforcement.