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Beware of utility scams targeting SRP customers

SRP wants to alert you to a growing wave of utility scams so you can be prepared if a scammer contacts you.  The latest scam involves a phone call in which the scam artist plays a recording that impersonates our phone messaging system.

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Consumer Alert on Ticket Scams Ahead of Arizona Cardinals Playoff Game

Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert to help football fans avoid ticket scams before the  Arizona Cardinals NFL Playoff Game on Saturday, January 16, 2016. With such a high demand for tickets, this high profile football game is a prime target for scammers trying to sell counterfeit tickets.

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Don’t be a Victim of Credit Card Skimmers

Anyone who uses a credit card can fall victim to a “Skimmer” if they are not careful. While the Department is increasing its steps to combat skimmers on gas pumps; please recognize that skimmers can be installed on ANY device that is used for credit or debit card transactions.

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Beware of Phone Fundraising Scammers Who Claim to Represent Fire Fighters

The state’s two largest fire fighter organizations – the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona and the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association – today are issuing a warning to Arizona residents: Beware of scammer telephone solicitors who claim they’re affiliated with fire fighters groups and claim to be raising money to help burn victims.

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With winter storms arriving, drivers should prepare for rain, snow, dust

Winter’s worst is still ahead as the El Niño weather pattern promises above-normal precipitation, but with storm systems heading into Arizona starting this weekend, travelers should prepare for rain, snow, strong winds and the potential for blowing dust.

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How to Spot Fake Charity Donation Bins

With the holiday season right around the corner, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is encouraging Arizonans to do their research before donating to clothing and household item donation bins. Many donation bins support legitimate, non-profit charities and help the needy in our communities, however, some donation bins are run by for-profit businesses. Arizona consumers should be aware that most items donated to for-profit bins do not go to charitable causes.

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AG Brnovich issues holiday shopping tips

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is reminding Arizonans to watch out for potential scams while shopping this holiday season.

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ADOT offers wildfire prevention tips for drivers

With three major wildfires burning across the state (Wallow, Horseshoe Two, Murphy), the Arizona Department of Transportation urges drivers to be extra careful when operating their vehicles.

Dry, hot and windy weather in Arizona create ideal conditions for a wildfire, and motorists should be aware of the important role they play in wildfire prevention.

Approximately 60 percent of wildfires in Arizona are human caused and most can be prevented, according to State Forester Scott Hunt with the Arizona State Forestry Division.

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ADOT marks National Work Zone Awareness Week

Transportation agency urges drivers to avoid distractions, use extra caution when encountering highway work areas

Most people killed in highway work zones are drivers or their passengers, not workers who have to stay prepared for hazardous situations when building or maintaining Arizona's roadways.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to understand the life and death challenges associated with work zones. The message is being delivered during the annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 23-27), which is observed at the traditional start of the highway construction season across the country.

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ADOT investigates odometer fraud

Odometer FraudBuying a used car can be a tricky process. It's important to find the right one for a reasonable price and with a low amount of miles. And as buyers search for a vehicle with a low number of miles on the odometer, they need to be aware of the potential for odometer fraud. Unfortunately, the potential for buying a used car from unlicensed dealers or private sellers with an odometer that has been rolled back is occurring more often.

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Add to your child's safety with an Arizona identification card

ADOTAs the summer holiday travel season nears, there is an easy step you can take to protect your child in case of an emergency.

Through the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division, families can obtain an Arizona identification card for their child. Identification cards are available at any ADOT MVD office.

Having a photo identification card for your child is valuable in emergency situations. It assists law enforcement agencies in rapidly distributing a child’s information and photograph in the event the child becomes lost.

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2013 Monsoon Safety Reminders Offered by SRP

The average starting date of the monsoon is this week, according to the National Weather Service. Mother Nature is taking notice as meteorologists are predicting “high humidity, cloudy skies and possible thunderstorms for the Valley this week.” As the monsoon envelops the Valley from July to September, being prepared and aware are essential for safety.    

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"Protect Your Personal Information"

As National Consumer Protection Week comes to a close, Attorney General Tom Horne is reminding Arizonans that financial fraud has many different forms (data breaches, identity theft, and telemarketing scams) and providing tips to help consumers protect themselves.

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ADOT warns public of fraudulent web sites

Scam artists operate bogus Internet sites for driver licenses

Most of us need driver license services at one time or another. Unfortunately, scam artists are trying to cash in on a service that so many depend on and are out to take your money and your identification, if you're not careful.

The Motor Vehicle Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation wants to alert customers that there are various Internet-based fraudulent schemes operating with the goal to illegally charge an individual's credit card account for bogus driver license services. The fraud occurs by scam artists using the Internet to falsely advertise the ability to provide driver license services that in Arizona are only available through

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ADOT urges drivers to slow down, move over in highway work zones

Arline Studley, President of Friends of San Tan Mountain Regional Park speaks December 5th at the Queen Creek Town Council meeting

Following the tragic death of a highway maintenance worker in South Carolina earlier this week, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to move over and slow down in highway work zones.

“We are asking drivers to be mindful and give their undivided attention when entering a highway work zone,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “Work zones can be hazardous not only to the driver and their passengers, but also the ADOT staff members who perform critical work on our highway system and put their lives on the line every day. I urge the public to heed the ‘work ahead’ warning signs and move over when they encounter a vehicle pulled over to side of a highway.”

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ADOT urges drivers to slow down, avoid distractions during National Work Zone Awareness Week

It is one of the most dangerous jobs across the country, that of the highway worker. Operating close to traffic subjects highway workers to safety risks, including speeding, impaired or distracted drivers. But the Arizona Department of Transportation also points to national statistics that show most victims in work zone crashes are likely to be drivers or their passengers.

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Attorney General Holder Unveils Defending Childhood Initiative

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

$5.5 Million in Grants Awarded for First Phase of Initiative

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder today officially unveiled Defending Childhood, a new Department of Justice initiative focused on addressing children’s exposure to violence.  The goals of the initiative are to prevent children’s exposure to violence as victims and witnesses, mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to violence, and develop knowledge about and increase awareness of this issue.

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APS, SRP Warn Customers of Fraud Attempts

Call Authorities in the Event of Misrepresentation

APS and SRP want customers to stay safe this holiday season and be aware of potential fraud attempts. Both companies have received reports of individuals falsely claiming to represent APS or SRP to collect payment for electric service.

Several customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area have received telephone call from an individual who claims to represent the utility providers or makes a generic reference to the “electric or power company.”

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APS warns of bill paying scam

Arizona Public Service is warning its customers of a bill paying scam making rounds in the Greater Phoenix area.

The company said customers have received phone calls from scammers pretending to be APS employees or making a generic reference to the "electric company," "electric utility" and "power company."

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Alcohol Awareness Month Kicks Off With PSAs Distributed to 19 States Featuring Apolo Anton Ohno and AG Horne

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

The Century Council asked me to release new Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix Public Service Announcements (PSAs) throughout Arizona.

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