Local Businesses Targeted by Scam Artist

The Glenwood Springs Police Department says they have received several complaints from local merchants stating that they received a call from someone claiming to be from Holy Cross. The call told the merchants that their electric bill is past due and they need to make immediate payment on-line or their power will be shut off. The calls appeared to be coming from the 719 area code. If you receive any calls of this nature, please verify the status of your account with Holy Cross Energy. Do not give out any financial information until checking with your local Electric company.

It appears to be the same individual(s) making the calls or stopping by the businesses in person.