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.
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