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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.

  • Police warn of utility scam targeting seniors

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

  • 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.

  • 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.