Arizona Corporation Commission warns of home repair grant scam - Tucson News Now

Arizona Corporation Commission warns of home repair grant scam

(Source: Arizona Corporation Commission) (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona residents are warned of a phone scam involving home repair grants, with the callers claiming to work for the Arizona Corporation Commission, according to a recent release from the Arizona Corporation Commission. 

Officials with the AZCC learned of the scam after residents on the east coast say they were contacted by individuals, offering information on how to get a grant from the AZCC for home repairs.  According to the release the callers want the residents to charge $1,300 or more on their credit cards in order to file an application and set up an appointment to receive the grant.  The scammers make the pitch seem legitimate by telling the resident to go to the AZCC website www.azcc.gov to verify the person in charge of the grant, who they identify as "Bob".  

The scammers have used different names including  Naomi Brooks, Mackenzie Brooks, and Kevin Martin. Initial reports came out of Chester, New Hampshire and Marshfield, Massachusetts, according to AZCC officials. 

AZCC officials want to remind residents that they do not provide home repair grants and do not endorse any solicitation.  

Anyone who receives a call like this in Arizona is urged to call the Arizona Attorney General's Office at (602) 542-5763; in Tucson at (520) 628-6504; or outside of the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at 1 (800) 352-8431.

Residents can file a complaint online at the AZ Attorney General's website at www.azag.gov.  Those living outside the state should contact the Attorney General in that state. 

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