Xcel Energy Warning Customers About New Scam

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

If you're an Xcel Energy customer, the company wants to give you a heads up on a scam going around.

People are getting calls from someone claiming to be from Xcel saying their service will soon be disconnected.

Customers are instructed to buy a pre-paid Visa card and to call them back with the number.

The scammers are targeting mostly Hispanic customers who speak Spanish.

Xcel wants their customers to know, they will never ask for a specific type of payment.

If you have been contacted by the scammers, contact Xcel at 1-800-895-4999.