DELMARVA POWER CUSTOMERS TARGET OF UTILITY SCAM

scam-alert(November 7, 2013) – The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens of a current telephone scam targeting local Delmarva Power customers, particularly businesses. The scammer will claim to be calling from the Delmarva Power “Disconnection Center”.

The scammer will explain that the victim’s power would be shut off unless a past due balance was paid. Victims are then instructed to buy a Greendot MoneyPak card and add the past due amount onto the card or asked to provide a credit card number.

Citizens are reminded that Delmarva Power will not contact customers about late payments until first notifying the customer by mail.

Citizens with information are asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6610.

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