Don’t be caught out
A phone scam is being run on Parker area locals today, according to several sources including Parker Police Department.
Locals typically receive calls from someone purporting to be a representative of APS (or another power company), saying they have not received payment and will cut the power off today unless the person sends money. The suggestion is then made to go to Walmart or CVS, buy a prepaid debit card “for a high dollar amount” and then call the representative back with the card number to avoid having service suspended.
One such call was made to Crossroads Cafe in Parker this morning from a man who said his name was “Tom”, according to the owner.
Parker P.D. says “If you should receive one of these calls please contact APS at (928) 669-2248 and if you want to file a police report please contact our dispatch, (928) 669-2281.”
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