"Customers report that the caller ID on their phone says 'Dominion' when they are actually being contacted by a scammer," said
Dominion Energy reminds customers that it doesn't do business this way.
"We never threaten customers with immediate disconnection when they are behind on their bills," said
Dominion Energy is working with local and federal law enforcement as well as other energy companies and utilities to monitor these scams. The best defense against scams is education and awareness. This year alone, nationwide scams awareness and education has resulted in the shutdown of more than 500 bogus phone numbers.
Dominion Energy does not:
- Use aggressive threats to disconnect service (usually within an hour or less)
- Insist on immediate payment, over the phone
- Request a pre-paid card to be used for payment over the phone
But customers can protect themselves and their community by remembering:
- Never purchase a pre-paid card to avoid shut off— we will not insist on just one type of payment. You can pay in-person at a designated payment center (locations listed here) or through your online account. All payment options available are listed here.
- Verify what you're being told about your account.Hang up and call us at 866-DOM-HELP to confirm whether or not a payment is due, not any other number.
- Collect information from the scammer, such as phone numbers or names, to help us and law enforcement track and spread the word to customers.
For more information about protecting yourself against scams, visit https://www.dominionenergy.com/scams.
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