TEP Warns Customers to Beware Suspicious Calls, Watch Out for Scammers

Feb 24, 2020
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, your trusted source for propane-related news and information. In this article, we'll discuss an important warning from Tucson Electric Power (TEP) regarding suspicious calls and scammers targeting propane customers. Stay informed and protect yourself from potential scams.

The Rise of Phone Scams

As technology evolves, scammers are finding new ways to target unsuspecting individuals. One such method is through phone scams. These scammers often pose as representatives of legitimate organizations, such as utility companies, seeking to exploit vulnerable individuals. Barrett Propane Prescott wants to ensure your safety and protect you from falling victim to these fraudulent activities.

TEP's Warning and Tips to Protect Yourself

Tucson Electric Power, a well-respected electricity provider serving thousands of customers, recently issued a warning to propane users about suspicious calls. TEP urges customers to be cautious when receiving unexpected calls related to their propane service. These callers may use various tactics to gain your trust and steal personal information or prompt you to make unnecessary payments.

In light of this warning, Barrett Propane Prescott advises our customers to follow these essential tips:

1. Confirm Caller's Identity

Always verify the identity of the caller before sharing any personal or financial information. Legitimate organizations will usually provide account-specific details to assure you of their authenticity. Don't hesitate to ask for a callback number to verify their claims independently.

2. Be Wary of Urgency

Scammers often use urgency or fear tactics to pressure victims into immediate action. Be cautious if the caller insists on making payments or sharing sensitive data without allowing you time to verify the call. Take your time, do your research, and stay vigilant.

3. Never Share Personal Information

Highly sensitive information like social security numbers, credit card details, or account passwords, should never be provided over the phone unless you initiated the call. Legitimate organizations will not ask for such information unless it is necessary and done so in a secure manner.

4. Report Suspicious Calls

If you receive a suspicious call, report it immediately to TEP or your local law enforcement agency. By reporting these incidents, you help protect not only yourself but others from falling victim to similar scams.


At Barrett Propane Prescott, we prioritize the safety and security of our customers. Stay informed about potential scams and remain vigilant against suspicious calls. Remember the tips provided by TEP and share this information with your family and friends. Together, we can protect our community and minimize the impact of scammers targeting propane customers.

Contact Barrett Propane Prescott

If you have any questions or concerns about suspicious calls or your propane service, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Barrett Propane Prescott. We are here to assist you and provide the reliable service you deserve. Stay safe and thank you for choosing Barrett Propane Prescott!

Neno Duplan
It's crucial to stay vigilant against scammers. Stay safe!
Nov 8, 2023
Steven Welton
That's really helpful information! 👍 It's important to be cautious and aware of scammers targeting propane customers. Stay safe, everyone!
Oct 9, 2023