Originally Published: December 24, 2014 6 a.m.
PRESCOTT - A new email scam intended to rip off Arizona Public Service customers tells them to make a payment at a website that does not actually belong to APS.
The scam tells customers that they owe money which they can pay by credit card, but if they use the link the email supplies, they will be giving their money to criminals who can also use the information to steal their identity.
APS suggests that, any time a customer has a billing question, a call to the APS Customer Care Center at 602-371-7171 - never to a number given in an email - can verify the actual bill.
Scam emails can often be detected by misspellings, mismatched fonts, and improper grammar. People who get such emails should report them to their police department.