A warning to utility customers in Fredericksburg and throughout Virginia.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Spokeswoman Casey Hollins says scammers have been contacting utility customers, demanding immediate cash payment for electric bills. Some of them have even requested that the customer meet the caller at an area location and give them cash for the bill. A more alarming trend is the targeting of the Spanish speaking and elderly population.
Hollins says utility providers never contact customers demanding payment and never make a call without already having their personal account information. When in doubt, never give information or meet anyone. Hang up and contact your provider or local police immediately.