Xcel alerts residents to scamXcel Energy is warning customers of a national scam that is targeting some Minnesota utility customers.
Xcel Energy is warning customers of a national scam that is targeting some Minnesota utility customers.
The scam claims President Barack Obama is providing credits or applying payments toward utility bills. Customers are asked to supply a bank routing number and other information and in return are given a phony bank routing number to pay their bills. The scammers then have access to banking information and other details such as Social Security numbers.
The scam is reportedly being carried out via telephone, Twitter, texting and even fliers.
Any affected customers should call Xcel at 1-800-895-4999 and report the incident to the police department. It also is recommended that they call the bank or credit card company if that information was given out. Xcel reminded customers to not provide credit card, banking or other personal information to suspicious callers.