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Mylar Balloons Can Cause Power Outages

Mylar Balloons Can Cause Power Outages

With graduation season in full swing, glossy Mylar balloons are a popular and festive way to celebrate the pomp and circumstance. SRP reminds revelers to securely hold or tether shiny bouquets because they can leave people in the dark.

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Motorcycle skills courses help new, experienced riders

Are you an experienced motorcycle rider looking to learn advanced techniques? A new rider learning the basics? Maybe you have to dust off your motorcycle before the occasional weekend ride?

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Hidden home dangers injure thousands of children every year

Hidden home dangers injure thousands of children every year

Laundry detergent packets are a common, convenient way to make sure your dirty clothes come out of the wash with that "like new" clean look. But in 2015, it is estimated that five thousand children ate detergent packets, and were treated at emergency rooms across the country for unintentional poisonings.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Avoid Moving Scams during Arizona’s Peak Moving Season

CONSUMER ALERT: Avoid Moving Scams during Arizona’s Peak Moving Season

As Arizona’s peak moving season begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to look out for unscrupulous movers who take advantage of hardworking families. Moving scams come in a variety of forms, including false advertising, undisclosed fees, lack of insurance, and lowball prices combined with bait-and-switch tactics. Peak moving season in Arizona starts in May and ends in July.

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SCAM ALERT: Fake Basketball Tickets

SCAM ALERT: Fake Basketball Tickets

Attorney General Mark Brnovich today issued a scam alert reminding college basketball fans to watch out for fake ticket scams ahead of the NCAA Final Four Games. High profile sporting events are prime targets for scammers.

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Check that area code before answering your phone

Check that area code before answering your phone

The scammers are back and this time they have a much more sophisticated method of stealing your money. It’s called the “one ring scam” and it’s designed to rack up major charges to your bill.

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'Grandparent Scam' continues to entrap unsuspecting seniors

'Grandparent Scam' continues to entrap unsuspecting seniors

A Glendale couple lost $4000 in a sophisticated scam with a new twist aimed at loving grandparents.

You've likely heard about the Grandparent Scam, but most seniors aren't thinking about getting ripped off, so many still don't know about it. The scheme is run by clever, informed actors who know exactly how to get seniors to do what they want.

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Scam Alert

Scam Alert

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam that is back.  Residents are again receiving phone calls asking for donations, from individuals claiming to be a part of the Sheriff's Posse.

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Think twice about using USB charging stations

Think twice about using USB charging stations

Nowadays it seems anything can be easily hacked, from your computer, phone and even your car.

Hackers always find new ways to get to at your personal data especially through your phone.

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How to protect yourself from "Can you hear me?" phone scam

Don't fall victim to the latest scam circulating around the country. If you receive a call from someone asking, "Can you hear me?" police are warning you to hang up immediately.

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As tax season gets underway, a new scam returns

As tax season gets underway, a new scam returns

The 2017 tax has started with the Internal Revenue Service starting to accept 2016. As more workers want their W-2s, there's an old scam that has returned.

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Don’t let GPS, navigation apps replace common sense when you pick a route

When a highway closes or you’re just looking for possible routes, it’s natural to consult a navigation app or GPS unit. But drivers need to apply common sense to a computer’s suggestions, starting with not taking buses and other vehicles that aren’t up to the task down unpaved roads.

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Have fun in the snow, but don’t park along highways to play

Snow in Arizona’s high country is a magnet for desert dwellers looking to ski, sled, make snowmen and have snowball fights.

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SRP Stresses Safety with Holiday Lighting, Decorations

Holiday Lighting Safety

As the Valley’s largest electric provider SRP is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they bring decorative lights, surge protectors and extension cords out of storage to celebrate the holidays.

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Beware of these holiday gift exchange scams on Facebook

‘Tis the season... to get scammed on Facebook.

Two scams called the “Secret Sister Gift Exchange” and the “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” are spreading across Facebook like wildfire, and unfortunately, users are falling for it.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Holiday Puppy Scams

Consumer Alert

Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert reminding Arizona shoppers to watch out for puppy scams during the holiday season. Every year the Attorney General's Office receives consumer complaints from Arizonans who purchased sick puppies or fell victim to internet puppy scams.

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When you see flashing lights, “Move Over”

Move Over

Travel Arizona’s highways this week and you’ll see this message on overhead signs:

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Are Your Smoke Alarms Working Properly?

As the temperatures drop, people are beginning to turn on their heaters, cooking on the stove more often, and using space heaters. With the increased hazards for house fires, it is the perfect time of year to ensure you have smoke alarms, and they are working properly.

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Frying a Turkey?

Each year numerous injuries and fires occur as a result of unsafe cooking practices.  Frying a turkey can be very dangerous and should be done under very controlled conditions.   

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What to do after a non-injury, fender bender collision

If you’re involved in a freeway fender bender, the misconception that it’s best to stay put can leave you in danger, create hazardous slowing and lane changes for all drivers, and increase risks for emergency responders.

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