Tucson Electric Power Department Warns about the Recent Frauds

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The customers have been warned by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) about the three types of ongoing burglaries and frauds that have been recently been tied to the company.

Almost one dozen of burglaries occurred last year. In this the suspect claimed to work for TEP. The recent event of last month, is that two men approached a midtown resident, claiming they worked for TEP and they were asking for access to a utility easement through the homeowner’s backyard.

As informed by the authorities, while the resident was escorting one of the men through the yard, a second man entered the home and stole several things.

Police describes that the men were wearing a shirt with the word ‘electric’ printed on it.

A customers should emphasize on asking for the identity cards if someone claims that they are from TEP. All the employees from TEP carries it and are willing to show it on demand.

Tucson residents were also being warned about outgoing phone scam. It had targeted hundreds of Tucson Resident.

Yet again the caller claims to be an employee with TEP, tells that their service is in danger of being shut off due to unpaid bills or they claim that their meter needs to be replaced.

The caller then demands for money over a phone with a prepaid money card to avoid the disconnection of the service.

TEP is advising their customer… MORE

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