The Hemphill County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam call.

The scammers are calling claiming to be with Xcel Energy and tell the victim that they are past due on their bill.

They then threaten to disconnect the power and demand payment over the phone.

Xcel Energy will always send written notice in the case of overdue accounts and will never demand payment over the phone.

Anyone receiving one of these calls should call Xcell at 1-800-895-4999