Other scams are related to the sale of residential solar energy systems, and a mail fraud scam involving a fake SRP check and the promise of more money; the company said in its release that the checks look real but are not from the company. Often, those checks are accompanied by a letter asking a customer call to verify receipt of the check, and a victim will be put on hold and subject to expensive pay per-minute charges
SRP said in its release that company employees never call asking for personal information, that it does not sell products or services door-to-door or offer cash to solicit appointments. Anyone concerned over a telephone or mail solicitation should call the company at (602) 236-8888 to verify employee identification and program information.
Pleasanton police Sgt. Jim Knox said his department has not had any reports of the scam although a resident brought the scam to the attention of the Pleasanton Weekly. Anyone suspecting a scam is advised to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.
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