Roswell police warn residents about phone scam

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell police say a phone scammer is targeting Roswell residents.

Police say the fake callers claim to be from Xcel Energy, a local power provider. The caller requests credit card information and threatens the resident, saying their electrical services will be shut off.

Officers say the scammer also provides contact information that leads to a fake Xcel message.

Xcel Energy says they never contact customers in that way.

Officials say residents should not give out personal or financial information on the phone if they are not sure who it is. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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