June 19, 2021

SRP warns customers of utility scams threatening to shut off power

Salt River Project, Arizona’s second-largest electric company, is warning its customers of utility scam calls in which scammers are threatening to shut off power unless payments are made. 

“This is an ongoing struggle that we have,” said Carisa Woolstenhulme, manager of customer credit services for SRP. “Typically, the activity ramps up around the holidays where people think SRP is closed, and so, this isn’t unexpected this time of year ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, especially as the weather gets hotter, and people are relying more and more on their air conditioners.” 

This is not the first scam SRP customers have experienced. Earlier this year, SRP said scammers made calls and even went door to door offering to install solar panels. 

Now, SRP is alerting customers to be careful with another targeted scam. 

Read full article here: www.azcentral.com