FRAUD ALERT: Dominion Virginia Power Phone Scam Targets Arlington Cou

Published on February 28, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Police Department is warning the public about a Dominion Virginia Power telephone scam targeting Arlington County residents.

Citizens have reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals fraudulently claiming to be technicians with Dominion Virginia Power. These individuals accuse the victims of having overdue bills which must be paid immediately or their electricity will be disconnected. The caller then provides a fraudulent claim number and phone number where the funds may be paid.

In some cases, scammers have deliberately falsified the information transmitted to the victim's Caller ID display to disguise their identity. Citizens should not rely on their Caller ID to verify the credibility of the call. Never provide personal information in response to unsolicited calls or if you are at all suspicious. Never use a phone number provided to you from the caller to verify their credibility.

Citizens are reminded that Dominion Virginia Power does not call, text or email customers asking for their personal information. For additional fraud prevention tips related to Dominion Virginia Power, visit their website.

If you find that you were a victim of a scam or were a target, please file an online police report. Criminals will use a variety of different phone scams and the Arlington County Police Department wants the public to remain alert so you don't become a victim. Individuals seeking more information about fraud can visit our website or contact the Arlington County Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit at FinancialCrimes@arlingtonva.us.

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