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Dominion Energy: Don't fall for this scam email

(Source: Dominion Energy) (Source: Dominion Energy)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Dominion Energy wants to let you know about a new scam, where the crooks are pretending to be an HR recruiter for the company.

The scammer copied information from the Dominion Energy website to craft an email that may look legitimate at first glance, but a closer look shows several grammatical errors.

"But the biggest tip-off is the request for personal information—name, address, email, etc.," said Janell Hancock with Dominion Energy. "If a REAL recruiter had seen your resume online, (or if you had applied for a position) he or she would already know this information."

If you see this email, do not give your personal information to them!

Copy of the email:

Hello,
 
My name is Brenda Wilson, hiring manager at Dominion Energy .Dominion Energy [NYSE: D] is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of electric generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, storage and distribution pipeline and 6,600 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. We operate one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of capacity, and serve more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers
 
We also support a lot of foster home and public schools.We demonstrate our values through our ethics and compliance policies, workforce and supplier diversity programs, environmental and energy conservation initiatives, and our community relations activities.
 
Prior to receiving your resume via ZIPRECRUITER, an applicant had already been chosen for the position you applied for, however we have an immediate opening for the role of a Personal Assistant to head of our zonal admin department from the comfort of your home, should you be interested, we will be more than willing to grant you the position because your resume has shown that you are of credible character and value.It is a 100% stay at home job,so location does not matter.
The below stated details are applicable to the position:Administrative/Clerical duties, supervisions, monitoring and scheduling programs. Making regular contacts and drop-offs. Assisting with payroll and monitoring of financial activities.
 
Available Position: Personal Assistant.
Job type: Part Time.(full time after one month if you still choose to work for us)
Days: 2-3 days a week.
Hours: 18 hours weekly.
Weekly Pay: $580(then $1300weekly after 2 weeks of satisfaction on job execution and dedication)
 
BENEFITS:
• AD & D Insurance
• 401(k)..(after 3 months with us,plus increase in your weekly pay check)
• Free Medicals(after 1 month with us ,plus increase in your weekly pay check)
I will set up a formal interview with you and give you a tour of the Organization and of course bring you up to date on the handling of your duties.You will begin your home office based position immediately I get back from an official trip I am presently on in Baltimore.
There are pending assignments that needs to be handled and I believe these tasks are simple tasks which you can carry out pending the time I return.You will be receiving weekly pay checks upon completion of your weekly assignments.
 
DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE BELOW DETAILS. SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO DECLINE THE OFFER, KINDLY SEND AN EMAIL STATING THAT, SO THE APPLICATION CAN BE KEPT OPEN FOR ANOTHER PERSON.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FULL APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :
 
Full Names(First and Last):
Mailing Address(Full Physical Address) :
Apartment # :
City, State, Zip Code :
Cell Phone Number:
Email:
 
UPON RECEIPT OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION, I WILL CONTACT YOU WITH FURTHER DETAIL
Hope to hear from you soon.
 
Regards,
Brenda Wilson
 

Scammers have used the Dominion Energy name before, posing as workers or threatening to cut off power to customers if they don't pay up. Dominion says scammers attempted to collect around $780,000 by threatening actual customers...and they were successful in obtaining $120,000.

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