Fighting against scammers who prey on utility customers,
Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Art Graham teamed
up with the Jacksonville Jaguars to remind consumers to “Suit
Up and Stay Protected!” During the 17th annual National Consumer
Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7, Chairman Graham urges consumers
to tackle fraud.
“No football player would ever
take the game field without his uniform and protective gear,
such as a helmet, shoulder pads, special shoes, and other padding
to protect knees, shoulders, collarbones, etc.,” said Chairman Graham.
“Consumers, too, should ‘suit up’ with education and information to recognize
fraud and protect identity, bank and billing accounts, and property.”
Complementing Chairman Graham’s NCPW message, the PSC
will distribute information about scams aimed at utility customers and
how to better protect themselves at several consumer events during the week.
Here are Chairman Graham’s ideas for the “equipment” consumers need to
Block Cyber Attacks
Consumers should learn to block scammers. Delete e-mails
from utilities/companies if you’re not a customer, and don’t open any links
contained in the message.
Head Off Fraud
Consumers should think safety first! Do not give in to high
pressure tactics to provide information over the phone or in person.
Be Quick on Your Feet
should stay nimble on their feet to implement new ways to conserve energy
and save money.
Study the Playbook
Like a player’s playbook, education makes better consumers.
Now that you’re suited up, Chairman Graham invites
you to join him and the Jaguars to score a
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