The Amarillo Police Department is warning customers  of an Xcel Energy phone scam that is currently ongoing.

Amarillo PD said in a release the caller is spoofing- the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is an originator other than the true originating caller. The Xcel Energy number is currently being spoofed. The scammer claims the person is behind on payments and needs to pay today or the service will be discontinued.

Police said in every call, the scammer asks the person to call 1-800-315-2172 and make the payment.

If you have a question about the status of your service, call the Xcel Energy number at 1-800-895-4999 and ask.