Hidalgo County officials are warning residents about a new scheme.
According to a release, numerous reports of fraudulent activity in which people posing as Hidalgo County employees have been going house to house encouraging citizens to switch energy providers.
Officials said that the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency (CSA) does not represent, refer or promote any energy providers. The utility assistance program complies with strict regulations in which applicants must apply in person at the CSA office before eligibility is determined. Any home visits conducted by CSA employees are on a case-by-case basis, and clients are notified of the visit in advance.
In order to prevent becoming a victim, ask any person claiming to be a Hidalgo County employee to show their official county identification.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency at 956-383-6240. You can also report immediate activity by calling police or 911.