IDT Energy – Is this legit or scam?

Meadville, PA

#66 Mar 12, 2014
you should see their facebook page! i messaged them on there, and i later received a call from a police officer! now i'm being charged with aggravated harassment of the second degree!

Binghamton, NY

#67 Mar 13, 2014
I just got off the phone with IDT. It took me 4 calls to their 877-887-6866 number to finally get through, as it seems to put you into an endless loop. They stated that I agreed to switch to them via a phone call they made to me in August of 2012. They asked me if I wanted to hear the recorded call, and I said yes. The service rep told me that they would contact me within 2 weeks with the recorded phone call. In the meantime, they have cancelled their service with me, and are sending me a $70 rebate check. It's better than nothing, but obviously will not come close to covering their $360 charges that are tacked onto my Penelec bill of $70.
I'm hoping that a class-action suit will be filed against them, as well.

West Orange, NJ

#68 Mar 14, 2014
George wrote:
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Contact your distributor (PSE&G?) and tell them that you want to switch back.
I did contact my supplier to switch back, but I have to wait one for billing cycle. I think I am converting to solar after all this bullshit.

Elkton, MD

#69 Mar 17, 2014
The billing has nothing to do with cold weather which is what they want you to believe. They don't expect people to actually check ther bills. The average for Maryland is around 9 to 10 cents per khw., my IDT bill is 22 cents per khw. I have switched but still have a $273 bill for a house that has gas heat, water, dryer.
Hate being ripped off!!!!!

San Francisco, CA

#70 Mar 18, 2014
Mother of 9 wrote:
I never signed up for any other service with my elec. when I got last months bill I looked and just paid it. This month when I opened my bill almost fell over. It was almost $700. Idt charged me $500 for service. This is a scam and they just added themselves to my bill with out me changing it. Trust me this is not over for me I have taken this to a Layor witch is more than happy to fight them for nothing , if anyone else seen a increase on your bill please contact a Layor these scamming jerks need to stop. Thanks for taken my 9 kids Christmas.( I have adopted ) so please don't think I'm a welfar mom that doesn't know what I'm talking about. I work for everything we have I'm not about to just hand over to this company.

I got a $755 IDT bill last month. They charged me $0.294 per kwh compare to $0.077 from Met-Ed! If this is not a scam what is it? And they explain to me that the price went up due to weather. What is the rate IDT charge you?

San Francisco, CA

#71 Mar 18, 2014
I got a $755 IDT bill last month! Ridiculous. They charged me $0.294 per kwh, more than 3X of $0.077 Met-Ed! Did they charge you ridiculous rate too? If so, this is definitely a scam because my August 2013 IDT rate is 0.0947. If they charge you more, then something illegal is going on! Further more, I signed up with IDT in January 2013 and their sales pitch was they have better rate. Guess what, their rate was slightly better than Met-Ed until May 2013 (0.087 versus 0.085 which saved me about $20 in 5 months?) Then from July on their rates were 0.0905, 0.0947, 0.1119, 0.1035, 0.0996, 0.0991, 0.0945, 0.1007, and *** 0.294 (2/2014). While Met-Ed rates from 6/13 - 3/1/14 were 0.088, 0.082, 0.084, and 3/14 0.077. I am advocating Met-Ed, but as you see, IDT has been sneakily overcharging me almost 15%! Then hit me with $0.294 and a $775 - and BTW, my usage was LOWER on 2/14 than 1/14 period. Scam all the way, and I will document and complain to PUC, then maybe hire a lawyer!
. And they explain to me that the price went up due to weather. What is the rate IDT charge you?

Brooklyn, NY

#72 Mar 18, 2014
Some guy just came to my door asking me if I was the queen of the household. I already knew this was some b.s. So he proceeds to mumble how he's from IDT and that they sent me a notice 90 days ago that I failed to respond to so he was here to switch my energy bill. He said they work with Con Edison but that he needed me to go get my bill so he can show me something. I told him I don't have a problem with my bills. He then proceeded to look behind me as if to see if anyone else was home and try to step into my apartment. I told him that he would have to speak with my husband and then he backed off a little. I got a bad vibe from him and basically told him no thanks and locked the door. A little while later my neighbor told me he's been all over the building and doing the same thing. We live in a big pre-war building in Brooklyn, NY. So I guess they are all over. The guy couldn't speak proper english and I could tell it wash' legit. Beware.
fed up with switch up

Essex, MD

#73 Mar 28, 2014
I tried an alternate provider once 4 years ago & learned never again.
I live in a rental property. There is a no soliciting sign at the entrance of our property. Yet day in & day out, companies constantly knock on our doors saying any lie they can to get you to show them your bill at which point they steal your information & automatically sign you up without you knowing. So many times they claim to be from your main provider but will be wearing a lanyard with a clear id Holder with a piece if paper with their bane &company in it. They are always so rude &ignorant &pushy. They used to come during business hours. Then they stopped because management's ran them out. Then they'd come right after business hours ended. Now we are getting knocks on our doors AFTER 9 PM AT NIGHT. completely unacceptable, sketchy, scarey, & plain wrong. Get a clue!
I'd rather have TELEmarketers back. At least I can hang up on them! Now that telemarketing is a thing of the past, knocking on people's doors at all hours is the new thing. Smh. Ridiculously absurd!
IDT Electric are Crooks

Pittsburgh, PA

#74 Mar 31, 2014
How can the PUC allow this happen ? Jan was 7.7 cents and Feb bill was 24 cents per Kw.

Newark, NJ

#75 Mar 31, 2014
Got my first bill from idt I almost fainted. My bill was nearly 4 times higher than the previous month. I'm 74 years old and on a fixed income. I called idt, cursed them out, demanded a cancellation number and ran--not walked--back to bge. I have a huge electric bill to pay this month and next, before this mess is cleared up. The only thing idt can do for me is forget about me. I'll stay with the devil I know...idt is the devil I don't know.

Auburn Hills, MI

#76 Apr 1, 2014
They just came to my door. Told me the same story- even asked my neighbor who just signed up to explain it to me when I seemed skeptical. I witnessed them completely make fun of my neighbor with a heavy accent while she was getting them coffee-rude. He asked to use my phone because his was "dead" to call and confirm my information and then pulled his out to use it a few minutes later. Another upstairs neighbor came and kicked them out- she had experience with them scamming her. Don't even open the door for them.
screwed too

Lebanon, PA

#77 Apr 2, 2014
I'll just pay met ed charges on the bill and let IDT come after me for theirs
How is this legal

Washington, DC

#78 Apr 3, 2014
I just looked at my bill and realized that it's $300! For 2 months my heat was not working and I finally got it fixed which should have lowered my bill because it didn't have to run all of the time. I was wrong, my bill only went up. I went back to look at past bills and my kwh went down but the amount of the bill went up. I wasn't even home when they came and scammed my roommate into signing whatever they asked her to sign. I do know that my name is on the deed of the house and I will take them to court if I need to. They even told her that they were doing this for "low income" neighborhoods. How dare they insult and prey on people like that? I think that it's time to go to the BBB.
How is this legal

Washington, DC

#79 Apr 4, 2014
Contact information wrote:
Does anyone have another # to contact IDT? I have the 877-887-6866, but the call doesn't go through.
Call (888) 444-0294. The call goes right through without having to wait. I just called my energy company to tell them to switch me back and then I called IDT to discuss the high energy bill and inform them that their services are no longer needed. Hopefully I won't have any other problems with them. Good luck to you.

Butler, PA

#80 Apr 7, 2014
Lily W wrote:
I just got a check in the mail and was looking online to remind myselg who these guys were. I knew it had something to do with my electric bill, but wasn't sure if it was a real check. Saw this and remembered that I signed up from a similar postcard I got in the mail. Called thm and they said they are an energy supplier and my fiance signed up with. It's a real check and i guess dinner;s on IDT Energy tonight. Check last months bill and saved a couple bucks to boot. Not a ton, but anything less than than I would have paid sounds legit to me. SO, my opinion - this is NOT a scam. Will update on next month's bill if there is a change

Bronx, NY

#81 Apr 9, 2014
These people always know on my door. I have not signed up but after much research i am glad i never did. looks like bullshit. you basically pay Con Edison and IDT. Who wants 2 bills? not me.
Angela H

Norristown, PA

#82 Apr 22, 2014
The guy came to my door today with basically the same speach as everyone else is saying. Telling me how low they are and blah blah blah. Well I signed up-because I have switched in the past without any issues and this was really cheap. After swithching I realized that it was a variable rate! I have always switched into a fixed rate. Then I researched the reviews and saw all of this. I immediately called them back and cancelled. I am also going to call my PECO company and tell them so that they do not allow the switch. Thanks for all the reviews! You probably saved me $1000.
peeweebuster29Ha mpsteadmd

Baltimore, MD

#83 May 17, 2014
IDT came with a lie that they worked under constellation. I told them constellation would not have anyone (IDT) working under them and that I would check this out and check IDT out online. The two scammers immediately left when I would not talk to the person on the phone to confirm that switch.
Theresa Thompkins Bailey

Lakewood, NJ

#84 May 23, 2014
PISSED!!!!!! Liars say they save you MONEY they charged us 16 cents a killowatt when Jersey central power and light was only charging 10 cent saying they during peak season they are allowed to do this all the while their rep is telling they can never charge you more than 10cent SLAM your DOOR if they come your house!!!!!and when you cancel them it could take up to three billing cycles to get them off your bill I am contacting better Business Bur on them!

Hammond, IN

#85 Jun 6, 2014
Just got a call from IDT, doing my research right now.
Make no mistake about this. This is the direct result of Obama and his EPA department over regulating the energy industry. Crushing reforms, forcing energy companies to comply with stupid mandates for over excessive standards. Remember when he said "yes, under MY administration energy prices will necessarily skyrocket." Why, because he will force massive changes in regulation compliance and the companies WILL pass this on to YOU, in higher premiums. In steps IDT...IDT appears to be an energy supplier getting into the industry to supply energy as a third party and of course make a profit.
You voted for this incompetent socialist president, so get used to HIGHER PREMIUMS.
It's already here, but just wait for how your health care premiums to skyrocket, and services to decrease.
WAKE UP people. Hillary will be the exact same. But ignorant people will still vote for her.

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