TEP Reminds Residential, Business Customers to Watch for Suspicious Calls

Mar 12, 2019
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, your trusted source for all your energy needs in the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics category. We understand the importance of providing high-quality services while prioritizing the safety and security of our valued residential and business customers. In this article, we aim to raise awareness about the potential risks related to suspicious calls and provide useful information to help you protect yourself and your energy services.

The Growing Concern of Suspicious Calls

In today's digital age, scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to deceive innocent individuals. We have witnessed a rise in suspicious calls targeting residential and business customers in the energy industry. These calls often impersonate legitimate energy service providers, including Barrett Propane Prescott, with the intention of defrauding customers or gaining unauthorized access to their personal information.

It is crucial to stay informed and educated about the tactics employed by these scammers, as well as the preventive measures you can take to ensure the security of your energy services. By being proactive and alert, you can safeguard yourself from falling victim to these fraudulent activities.

Identifying Suspicious Calls

Understanding how to identify suspicious calls is the first step towards protecting yourself. Here are some key indicators that should raise a red flag:

  • Unexpected calls from individuals claiming to represent Barrett Propane Prescott or your energy service provider.
  • Pressure to provide personal or financial information, such as social security numbers, bank account details, or credit card information.
  • Threats of service disconnection unless immediate payment is made over the phone.
  • Requests for payment through unconventional methods, such as gift cards or wire transfers.
  • Unprofessional or suspicious behavior, including aggressive language or refusal to provide proper identification or contact information.

It's essential to be cautious and skeptical when receiving such calls. Remember, Barrett Propane Prescott will always prioritize your safety and follow established procedures to protect your information and ensure reliable energy services.

Tips to Protect Yourself

Now that you know how to spot a suspicious call, let's explore some proactive measures you can take to protect yourself:

  1. Verify the Caller: Always ask for the caller's name, identification number, and contact details. Legitimate representatives will provide this information willingly. Take note of the date and time of the call.
  2. Do Not Share Sensitive Information: Never provide personal or financial details over the phone unless you initiated the call and can trust the caller’s authenticity.
  3. Notify Barrett Propane Prescott: If you receive a suspicious call claiming to be from Barrett Propane Prescott, contact our customer support immediately. We will validate the call and provide guidance on the next steps.
  4. Block and Report the Caller: Utilize call-blocking services to prevent repeat calls from suspicious numbers. Report the incidents to local authorities or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if necessary.
  5. Spread Awareness: Share your experience with friends, family, and neighbors to raise awareness about these scams and help protect others.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At Barrett Propane Prescott, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our residential and business customers. We employ robust security measures to protect your information and consistently update our protocols to counteract potential threats.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding suspicious calls or the security of your energy services, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer support team. We are here to assist you and provide you with peace of mind.


Remember, being aware and cautious is essential in safeguarding yourself from suspicious calls. By identifying these calls and implementing protective measures, you can protect your personal information, financial security, and energy services.

At Barrett Propane Prescott, we are committed to raising awareness about these scams and supporting our customers in navigating potential threats. Trust us to deliver reliable and secure energy services while prioritizing your safety and satisfaction.