Richmond, VA—Dominion Virginia Power business customers should be alert to a scam, wherein an unknown caller demands money and threatens to cut off power.
Richmond Police detectives are investigating at least two different incidents on January 4 and January 7. In each instance, a man pretending to be a Dominion Virginia Power employee called businesses in the city of Richmond, and told them their account hasn't been paid or that there are additional fees.
The caller then threatened to cut off the power to the business if a certain amount wasn't paid quickly.
Police say anyone who receives such a call should immediately contact Dominion Virginia Power via a land line phone, using one of the official number provided by the agency.
If you've been a victim of such a crime or anyone with information about this scam is asked to contact Fourth Precinct Detective Todd Perseghin at (804) 646-3103 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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