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Learn how to protect yourself during "Utilities United Against Scams Day"

Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 11:01:09-05

As a part of Utilities United Against Scams Day, utility service providers across the U.S. are helping you protect yourself against scams.

Pima County will join other emergency response agencies today to study crime scene preservation, and safety techniques at a training session featuring elaborately staged emergency scenarios.

Some red flags to watch for is when the scammer threatens you that your service will be disconnected if you don't make a payment soon. Usually the scammer will instruct customers to buy a pre-paid debit or credit card and give them the card information.     

Southwest Gas says it never asks or requires a customer with a delinquent account to buy prepaid cards to avoid a disconnection. Instead, customers can make payments online, through mail, or in person.

If you think someone is trying to scam you, call the police then your utility provider.

The training will be held Today, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tucson Police Department Operations West substation, located at 1310 W. Miracle Mile Road.