After issuing a Wednesday statement warning residents of a scam where they are asked for financial information in order to receive a discount on their gas bills, city officials have learned that Southwest Gas is using three contractors in the area who may ask for income verification.
"Since that release the South Lake Tahoe Police Department has been contacted by South West Gas who advised they do indeed have three private contractors working in South Lake Tahoe," according to a Friday statement from the city. "There are two contractors and one Inspection Company that work with customers on various weatherization programs."
The three companies are Residential Weatherization Inc., Project Go Inc. and Richard Heath and Associates.
To determine if a customer qualifies for one of the weatherization programs the contractors will ask for income verification, according to the statement.