Arizona Utilities Unite to Protect Customers from Scams

Jan 14, 2020
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott's newsroom, where we share valuable insights and information to protect our customers from scams. In this article, we will discuss how Arizona utilities are coming together to ensure customer safety and provide useful tips on staying vigilant.

Protecting Customers from Scams

At Barrett Propane Prescott, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our customers. Unfortunately, the rise of scams targeting utility customers has become a growing concern. In response, Arizona utilities have formed a united front to protect customers from falling victim to fraudulent activities.

Recognizing Scams

It's essential to be familiar with common scamming techniques to avoid becoming a victim. Some signs of scams include:

  • Unexpected phone calls, emails, or text messages demanding immediate payment
  • Threats of service disconnection if payment is not made promptly
  • Request for payment through untraceable methods like gift cards or wire transfers
  • Impersonation of utility employees or representatives

By being aware of these red flags, you can protect yourself from falling victim to scams. Remember, legitimate utility companies will never demand immediate payment or ask for personal information over the phone or via email.

Collaboration and Vigilance

Arizona utilities understand the importance of collaboration in combatting scams. We actively engage with other utility providers, law enforcement agencies, and consumer protection organizations to share information and best practices. This collaboration helps us stay ahead of scammers and protect our customers effectively.

Tips to Stay Safe

Here are some valuable tips to help you stay safe and avoid scams:

  1. Be skeptical of unsolicited communication: If you receive an unexpected call or email, always verify the contact's authenticity before divulging any personal or financial information.
  2. Keep personal information confidential: Never share personal information, login credentials, or payment details unless you initiated the conversation and are certain of the recipient's identity.
  3. Stay informed: Regularly visit the official website of your utility provider for updates on known scams and precautionary measures.
  4. Report suspicious activities: If you suspect a scam or encounter any fraudulent activity, report it to your utility provider and local authorities immediately.


As Arizona utilities, including Barrett Propane Prescott, we take our customers' safety seriously. By sharing information, being vigilant, and implementing necessary safeguards, we aim to protect you from scams. Stay informed, follow the provided tips, and remember that your utility provider will always prioritize your safety and security.

Regina Holland
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