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.