TEP Encourages Customers to Protect Themselves from Ongoing Scams

Nov 21, 2021
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As the leading propane service provider in Prescott, Arizona, Barrett Propane Prescott understands the importance of safeguarding our customers against ongoing and emerging scams. Our commitment to our customers' safety extends beyond delivering reliable and efficient propane services; it includes providing valuable information on how to protect yourself from scams that could compromise your interests.

The Growing Threat of Scams

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in fraudulent activities targeting unsuspecting customers within the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & Electronics category. Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, employing various deceptive tactics to deceive customers and gain access to their personal information or financial resources.

Identifying Scam Attempts

To protect yourself effectively, it is crucial to be able to identify potential scam attempts. Awareness is the first line of defense against scammers. Here are some common red flags to watch out for:

1. Suspicious Phone Calls

Be wary of unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from Barrett Propane Prescott or any propane service provider. Scammers often pose as representatives and request sensitive information, such as credit card details, social security numbers, or personal identification numbers. Remember, legitimate companies will never ask for this information over the phone.

2. Phishing Emails

Scammers may impersonate a reputable propane service provider in their emails, trying to trick you into revealing personal information or clicking on malicious links. Avoid clicking on suspicious email attachments or providing sensitive data without verifying the authenticity of the sender.

3. Door-to-Door Scammers

Be cautious when approached by individuals claiming to be employees of Barrett Propane Prescott, especially if they cannot provide proper identification. Legitimate representatives always carry company identification and can verify their employment. If in doubt, ask for identification or contact our customer service directly to authenticate the person's claim.

4. Pressure Tactics and Unrealistic Offers

Scammers often use high-pressure tactics to persuade you into making quick decisions or accepting unrealistic offers. Be skeptical of any unsolicited offer that appears too good to be true. Take the time to research and verify the legitimacy of the offer or promotion before providing any personal or financial information.

Protecting Yourself

By implementing the following measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to scams:

1. Verify the Source

Always double-check the authenticity of a request or communication before providing sensitive data. Contact our official customer service hotline or visit our secure website directly to ensure you are dealing with legitimate representatives and not scammers attempting to deceive you.

2. Educate Yourself

Stay informed about the latest scamming tactics and techniques employed by fraudsters. Regularly check our website's news section or subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on emerging scams specific to the propane industry. Knowledge is your best defense against scammers.

3. Report Suspicious Activities

If you encounter any suspicious activities or believe you have been targeted by scammers, report the incident immediately. By promptly reporting scams, you not only protect yourself but also help authorities crack down on fraudulent activities and prevent others from becoming victims.

4. Protect Your Personal Information

Avoid sharing personal information, such as social security numbers, credit card details, or passwords, unless necessary and with trusted sources only. Regularly monitor your financial accounts and credit reports to detect any irregularities that could indicate fraudulent activities.


At Barrett Propane Prescott, we are committed to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our customers. By staying vigilant, adopting preventive measures, and staying informed, you can protect yourself and your interests from ongoing scams targeting the propane industry. Don't let scammers take advantage of you; be proactive in safeguarding your information and report any suspicious activities promptly. Together, we can create a secure and scam-free propane service experience for everyone.