The Herndon Police Department has issued a fraud alert.
Several Dominion Power customers in Herndon have reported being targeted by a caller pretending to be a Dominion employee, who will say that there is a problem with their account.
The caller will continue to say that the customer is past due on a payment and immediate payment must be received or their power will be cut off. The caller will ask the customer to obtain a money card, such as Green Dot, and have the customer then call back with the code number from the card. The caller will then access the money from the debit card and the customer will have lost those funds.
A legitimate Dominion Power employee will not tell you to obtain a debit card for immediate payment.