WILMINGTON, Del.- Delmarva Power officials are warning everyone to take proper precautions after a phone scam recently targeted some customers.
The utility's warning comes after Delaware State Police reported a man called two Wilmington area restaurants claiming the power would be shut off unless they paid the past due balance on their accounts.
Investigators said the victims were instructed to buy Greendot MoneyPak cards at a local store and were told to add the past due amount onto the card. The victims loaded money onto the card and later realized the caller was not associated with Delmarva Power.
Delmarva Power said the utility will not contact customers about late payments, until first notifying them by mail. Delmarva Power also advises customers to ask for official photo identification from anyone who knocks on the door claiming to work for the company.
Troopers ask anyone with information on the scam to contact the DSP Troop 2 Financial Crimes Unit at (302) 834-2630, ext. 219.
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