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Scammers Pretend to Be Dominion Energy, Demand Payment, Threaten To Cut Off Service

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Dominion Energy is warning customers about a scam in which they are called, told they owe money on their electric bills and threatened to have service cut off unless they pay immediately.  Charles Fishburne reports.

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Here’s how the scam works.

Charles Fishburne:  Jeremy Slayton:   The scammers pretend to be Dominion Energy employees and the caller ID might even say “Dominion Energy.”

Fishburne:  Jeremy Slayton, spokesperson for Dominion Energy.

Slayton :  Customers are often told to purchase a prepaid card at a local store, then to call a number provided by the scammer.

Fishburne:  He says.

Slayton :  Dominion Energy would never use aggressive threats to disconnect service,  insist on immediate payment over the phone or request a prepaid card to be used as payment over the phone.

Fishburne:  Slayton says if you get such a call, hang up and call Dominion to report it and determine the state of your account.  Charles Fishburne, VPM News.

Dominion Energy is a VPM Corporate sponsor.

 

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