ST. PAUL ( LEARFIELD)- Scammers are targeting Minnesotans with fraudulent calls about the state’s Energy Assistance Program.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Mo Schriner says in the scam people are being asked to provide a bank account or credit card information. He calls that a “red flag,” because the energy assistance program does not require people to provide banking or credit card info. Schriner says you can always hang up and call directly to your utility or local energy assistance service provider if you have any questions or suspect you’re being scammed.

If you have any questions, you can directly contact the Energy Assistance Program online.