UPDATE: Ziggy’s not the only Northfield business getting the scam call. Here’s more information from Xcel Energy:
There’s another scam making the rounds. Ziggy’s gas station was called earlier today and told that their electricity would be shut down for 45 minutes to an hour if they didn’t pay their electric bill. The phone number was listed as private and the man identified himself as David Waters and said he was representing Xcel Energy. He told Pat Zieglar that they were 2 months behind on their payment. When Zieglar told him to hold on, he would check his bill, the man waited a few moments and then hung up. Zieglar called Xcel who told him to call police. They also said they would never call from a “private number” and that, if they come to your home or business, they carry an identifying badge. The police, unfortunately, can’t do anything about these types of scams. The number was 818-666-1672. Although these numbers change constantly.