TEP Warns Customers to Watch for Suspicious Calls, Signs of Ongoing Scams

Nov 10, 2019
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Welcome to Barrett Propane Prescott, your trusted source of information in the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics industry. In this article, we want to shed light on an important matter that affects customers and businesses alike: suspicious calls and ongoing scams. Businesses like ours are committed to keeping you safe and informed, and we urge you to be vigilant and aware of the signs of these scams.

Understanding the Threat

In today's digital age, scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods. They often impersonate reputable organizations, such as Barrett Propane Prescott or Tucson Electric Power (TEP), in an attempt to trick unsuspecting individuals. It is crucial to stay aware and informed about the latest scams to protect yourself from falling victim to these malicious acts.

Identifying Suspicious Calls

One common tactic scammers use is making suspicious phone calls. They may claim to be representatives from TEP or Barrett Propane Prescott and demand immediate payment or threaten to disconnect services. To help you recognize these calls, here are some red flags to look out for:

  • The caller insists on immediate payment or requests payment through unconventional methods, such as gift cards or wire transfers.
  • The caller becomes aggressive, using intimidation tactics or threatening language.
  • The caller asks for sensitive personal or financial information, such as social security numbers or credit card details.
  • The caller cannot provide specific details about your account, such as your account number or recent billing information.

Preventing Scams

Protecting yourself from scams requires a proactive approach. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the risk:

  1. Be cautious when receiving unexpected calls, especially if they involve urgent payment requests. Hang up and call the organization directly using their official phone number to verify the caller's identity.
  2. Never disclose personal or financial information over the phone unless you are certain of the caller's legitimacy. Legitimate organizations will not ask for sensitive information in unsolicited calls.
  3. Keep yourself updated on the latest scams and tactics used by scammers. Visit the Barrett Propane Prescott and TEP websites regularly for alerts and educational resources.
  4. Consider registering your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls.

Reporting Suspicious Calls

If you receive a suspicious call, it is vital to report it promptly. By reporting these incidents, you can help authorities track down scammers and prevent them from targeting others. Here are some options for reporting suspicious calls:

  • Contact the local authorities or your local consumer protection agency to file a complaint.
  • Inform Barrett Propane Prescott or TEP directly about the call. They have dedicated teams that handle scam reports and can provide guidance.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their official website or by calling their toll-free number.


At Barrett Propane Prescott, we prioritize your safety and strive to keep you informed about potential threats. By understanding the signs of suspicious calls and taking appropriate precautions, you can protect yourself from falling victim to scams. Remember to always be vigilant, verify callers' identities, and report any suspicious incidents. Together, we can combat scams and create a safer environment for everyone.

Jill Peterson
It's crucial to stay vigilant and aware of ongoing scams. TEP's warning is a reminder that we should never disclose personal information or make financial transactions over suspicious calls. As customers, we need to be cautious and take necessary steps to protect ourselves from fraudulent activities. Let's prioritize our safety and stay informed to outsmart scammers.
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