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Scammers threaten to turn off electricity

Customers of several utilities in Virginia have been getting phone calls telling them they are late on their bills and their service will be shut off unless they pay up. And the scammers may use caller ID to fool you.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:26am EDT

Tags: scams, prepaid debit cards, Virginia attorney general, Hank Silverberg, Dominion Virginia Power

Police warn of utility scam targeting seniors

Fairfax County police are investigating a new scam targeting the county's older adults.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 01:55pm EST

Tags: police, Scam, elderly, Crime

Pepco asks for delay on rate hike decision

Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay its decision on a 4 percent rate hike, The Washington Post reports. The panel scheduled to vote on the increase this Friday.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 10:49am EDT

Tags: Pepco, power company, derecho

Ex-CIA director: Recent outages a taste of nationwide threat

Most in the Washington area were without power for at least a few hours following a derecho of historic proportions, and some fell off the grid for almost a week. R. James Woolsey Jr., CIA director under Bill Clinton and board member of the International Spy Museum, says a very real cybersecurity threat could sweep electrical grids throughout the country affecting the military and intelligence communities.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 10:54am EDT

Tags: cybersecurity, power company, derecho, R. James Woolsey


Trees 'butchered' by utility companies

WTOP listeners are complaining about the way the trees on their property are being trimmed by local utility companies.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action,