Most of us keep up with what we owe our utilities, but some customers are more vulnerable than others.
Casey Hollins with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative says scam artists are praying on them, calling and demanding immediate payment for overdue bills. They are being asked to get a green dot card or find another way to pay or have their service turned off.
Hollins says utility providers never contact customers demanding money and never make a call without already having their personal account information.
If you get one, never agree to make a payment, check the number on your caller i.d. and contact local police. A similar utility scam turned up in the region and state earlier this year.