SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Suffolk Police are investigating a flim-flam where the victim was scammed by a person pretending to be with Dominion Virginia Power.
The 57-year-old victim told police he received a call from a man stating he was with Dominion Virginia Power on July 18. The caller noted the victim's account number and said the company was in the process of updating its system and a balance was due.
The victim was ultimately scammed out of $1,800.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Dominion Virginia Power has warned customers of this exact scam. Anyone who may feel they have been targeted by a scammer should call their local law enforcement.
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