MARYLAND (WUSA9) -- Officials are warning commercial property owners of a new utility scam targeting Pepco customers.

Maryland Attorney General, Douglas Gansler warns customers that,"This is a new twist on an old scam, but it proves that scammers know no bounds when it comes to deceiving consumers and getting money they don't deserve. Commercial property owners should exercise caution and make sure to verify any unsolicited calls asking for money before paying anything."

In this scam, a caller pretends to work for Pepco and says they have to have a "GPS meter" installed. The cost of this is $500 and that the payment has to be made within 30 minutes.

You can read the full press release by Attorney General Gansler here.

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