Feb. / Mar. 2017
Never swim or play near canals
Do you know who is on the other end of that phone line? Whether it’s threatening to shut off your power because of a ‘late’ or ‘missing’ payment, or telling you that you need a new meter to save your electronics, there’s no depth too low for telephone scammers. TID wants you to stop scammers in their
If you are ever in doubt of who is on the
tracks, before it’s too late. As a general rule,
phone claiming to represent TID, hang up and
you should always be skeptical of pushy
call us immediately at 883-8222 to check
people who demand payment or personal
your account status or arrange payment with
information, especially if they pressure you
us. Please keep in mind that your phone’s
or threaten to turn off your power.
Caller ID feature can be tricked by scammers to make it appear as if TID is calling you.
TID will never require you to pay your bill with a prepaid debit card. TID never solicits
Also, if you are suspicious of who is at your
payments outside of regular business hours.
door claiming to represent TID, call us at
And when TID looks to collect payment, we
883-8222 to confirm the authenticity of the
don’t require immediate payment.
person before opening the door.
State flow proposal draws many skeptics
Electrical disconnections are a last resort
Also remember, TID will not ask for payment
for TID. Customers subject to disconnect
via email or social media. For more useful
are notified by mail of their delinquent status
tips on how to protect yourself from fraud,
Thanks to passionate people like you,
prior to their service being disconnected.
please visit tid.org/scams.
the State Water Resources Control Board heard an earful at its Merced and Modesto public hearings in late December on its harmful flow proposal, known as Phase 1 of the Bay-Delta Plan. The proposal recommends 40 percent of flows on the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus rivers be released every year from February through June. The impacts of such a loss of water to TID would result in harmful regional impacts. Surely now the State Water Board knows our region will not accept its proposal. For more information on the state’s proposal, and ways to advocate for your way of life and our region’s well-being, visit WorthYourFight.org.
Be cautious of people claiming to represent TID and demand payment or personal information. Hang up, then call us at 883-8222.
The Wire | Feb. / Mar. 2017
PO Box 949 Turlock, CA 95381 @TurlockID 209.883.8300
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