Dominion Energy warns residents of phone scam

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UTAH, Nov. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Dominion Energy is warning Utah residents of a phone scam Wednesday.

A tweet from the company said: “Your phone rings. The caller ID says ‘Dominion Energy’ and the caller says that because your account is behind, your power will be disconnected within the hour unless payment is provided immediately, over the phone, using a prepaid debit card.

“Sound familiar? It’s a scam. Scams in the community and across the country are on the rise. Many have fallen victim to this scam, but neither you nor your friends or family have to be next.”

The tweet said that Dominion Energy officials will never call, text or email you to request personal information such as your social security number, credit card number, or bank account number.

Scammers may also visit you in person, asking for immediate payment, personal information, or requesting to enter your home, said the Dominion Energy website.

“If you are uncertain whether someone claiming to be a Dominion Energy employee actually works for the company, first request to see the employee’s photo identification card for verification; all company employees carry a photo ID card,” the website said. “Also look for vehicles clearly displaying our Dominion Energy logo.”

Even then, never allow anyone in your house or apartment who claims to be a Dominion Energy representative unless you have scheduled an appointment or reported a problem, the website said.

For more information on scams involving Dominion Energy click here.


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