Our department, along with many other law enforcement agencies, have received numerous inquiries regarding possible scamming phone calls that they have received recently. These scammers use many different stories in an attempt to get information from whomever answered the phone. In the last hour, our department has received two separate calls regarding scams related to Xcel Energy and two separate calls regarding scams with the IRS. Please do not give out personal information over the phone. If you receive a call you believe could be a scam, discuss with family or friends, research the phone number, or call our department.