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Valley Electric Company Warns Customers of Scam

There are 4 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Valley Electric Company Warns Customers of Scam. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

MT. CRAWFORD Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has recently learned of a scam in which a member was contacted by a person stating that they were an employee of the Cooperative, and that the member needed to pay the delinquent amount owed on their SVEC account immediately by purchasing a Green Dot Visa card.

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dabann

Scottsville, VA

#1 Jan 21, 2013
i guess that people are getting real desparate when it comes to getting money... but i would have given them my green dot card number and watched them get mad because mine has been empty since 2009..LOL
Tex

Grapevine, TX

#2 Jan 21, 2013
Another scam everyone should be aware of is the Amway Tool Scam. Google "Stop The Amway Tool Scam Wordpress" for more information, and forward this to every non-Distributor/IBO you know, so they don't get scammed.
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#4 Jan 22, 2013
Sorry, but I've dealt with the Shenandoah Valley electric co. and they ARE a scam in and of themselves. Only difference is....they're legal.
Observer

Fairfield, VA

#5 Jan 22, 2013
This is not the first time this scam has taken in customers of SVEC. I would like to know how the scammers get the telephone numbers of customers who are behind on their bill enough that they fear the power will be shut off??? They have to have inside info, it seems to me.

Getting telephone numbers is not that easy these days (so many cell phones; white pages done away with, etc.), and getting the telephone numbers of SVEC customers that just happen to be behind on their electric bill would be even harder. If they called enough customers who were not behind they would get caught when challenged.

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