Attorney General Aaron Ford says crooks are getting more creative finding a new way to lure you into a common utility scam.
If you receive a call demanding payment because you are behind on your utility bill, and the crook tells you to go to a bill-pay kiosk, don't believe it.
The Attorney General says once you get to the kiosk, they will text you a QR code to scan and tell you to pay in cash.
The QR code will not link to your account, but the scammer's account.
A reminder that utility companies send at least 2 past due notices in writing before disconnecting service.
If you get a call or text like this, call your utility company directly.
Also never agree to make payments by wire transfer or with a pre-paid card over the phone.