Just Energy pushy sales people

Just Energy pushy sales people

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Concerned Homeowner

Little Falls, NY

#1 Feb 9, 2013
About an hour ago a Rep from Just Energy came to my door asking to see a copy of my utility bill. He was extremely fast talking and hard to understand. He flashed his badge to me a few times but wouldn't tell me why he needed to see my bill. I said no thank you and locked the door. They are a legitimate company, however they seem quite unethical after doing research on them. Just wanted to send out a warning to everyone. Please do some research before signing up with them.

“Hello”

Level 7

Since: Jan 13

Manlius, NY

#2 Feb 10, 2013
People knocking on your door asking to something. LOL. You did the right thing. I hate crap like that.
never heard of them

East Syracuse, NY

#3 Feb 11, 2013
Concerned Homeowner wrote:
About an hour ago a Rep from Just Energy came to my door asking to see a copy of my utility bill. He was extremely fast talking and hard to understand. He flashed his badge to me a few times but wouldn't tell me why he needed to see my bill. I said no thank you and locked the door. They are a legitimate company, however they seem quite unethical after doing research on them. Just wanted to send out a warning to everyone. Please do some research before signing up with them.
Even though the company is legit,I have heard of this type of thing quite a bit and the other ones are scams. You would think this company is aware of this and that they would choose another way to get customers. Glad you torned them away.

“Getting To The Meat Of It”

Level 8

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#4 Feb 11, 2013
Is there any license or registration needed to sell door to door ? How are the people they employ controled ? These all seem to be young kids, and just set loose.
door knocker

Herkimer, NY

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Mr Meat Head wrote:
Is there any license or registration needed to sell door to door ? How are the people they employ controled ? These all seem to be young kids, and just set loose.
It's kind of complicated. If you're soliciting business (actually selling a product or service) then most cities/villages/townships have their own license required. The requirements can range from very easy to extremely difficult. In the town of Whitestown for example, you pay $25 per person for a year (or 6 months maybe) and you have to show picture ID. The city of rome however costs $50 per person per day or $200 per year, plus a criminal background check.

If you're canvassing in order to spread a message (like Jehovahs witnesses, policiticans, or just making people aware of something) the supreme court ruled that there's no license needed regardless of what local governments require.

I own a small home improvement company and we knock on doors in areas that we're doing work just to hand out brochures and let people know they can check out our work down the road. Because we're not selling anything, there's not license needed. This can get into fairly gray area because some companies will push the boundaries and hire some pretty shifty door knockers who are just trying to make a fast buck.
jay

Liverpool, NY

#6 Feb 12, 2013
They target older couples they did this to my grandmother if they see your bill they can grab your account number and switch you to their service without even knowing..if I find the person who went into my grandmothers and wouldn't leave when asked I would like to talk to him!!!!
abc

Utica, NY

#7 Feb 13, 2013
they were in south Utica today anyone else have them at your door and about what time they there?
abc

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 13, 2013
jay wrote:
They target older couples they did this to my grandmother if they see your bill they can grab your account number and switch you to their service without even knowing..if I find the person who went into my grandmothers and wouldn't leave when asked I would like to talk to him!!!!
Same thing happened today to my mother. I would also like to talk with them.

Level 8

Since: Jul 12

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Feb 13, 2013
Slam the door and tell them to go play hide the salami
ambit customer

Little Falls, NY

#10 Mar 1, 2013
its not a good idea to deal with door to door sales people & phone calls about saving you money on energy.
For anyone who is seriously interested in learning more about lowering your electricity and natural gas costs please take a few minutes to review this video

www.malach.energygoldrush.com
In Schuyler

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 1, 2013
2 black guys were canvassing my neighborhood today. They asked to see my bill, too. Highlighted some paragraph that is supposed to be showing on the NG bill.

Thanks for the heads-up.
wrong

Little Falls, NY

#12 Mar 1, 2013
ambit customer wrote:
its not a good idea to deal with door to door sales people & phone calls about saving you money on energy.
For anyone who is seriously interested in learning more about lowering your electricity and natural gas costs please take a few minutes to review this video
www.malach.energygoldrush.com
ambit another scam, direct energy is another scammer.

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