BBB warning about robocalls - Tucson News Now

BBB warning about robocalls

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

 

The Better Business Bureau is warning about who's on the other end of that phone call. Southern Arizona is being hit with a telemarketing scheme.


The local BBB says they're getting complaints about robocalls from a company selling energy efficiency services, and claiming to be associated with a Southern Arizona utility company.
 
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC), which serves parts of Cochise, Pima, Graham, and Santa Cruz Counties, says that many of their members have been inundated with the calls. 


They ask for your bank account or credit card number, but the BBB urges you not to give it to the caller. The BBB have been able to identify the company that is placing the robocalls.


BBB has also heard from consumers across Tucson who are receiving similar calls on both land and mobile lines. The calls are coming from several different numbers that have either a 480 or 520 area code. In some cases, these individuals are also being offered a free in-home energy audit.

BBB also urges consumers who receive calls from marketers claiming to be with a utility company, to notify their local utility, file a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General at www.azag.gov, and notify BBB by calling (520)888-5353. 

Copyright 2012 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

    Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-03-29 13:17:46 GMT

    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented,

    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented, which means the Medicaid program continues. However, states can use the 1115 waiver to change Medicaid requirements on a state level. 

  • breaking

    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:53:33 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

  • breaking

    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:17:50 GMT
    Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

Powered by Frankly