City Asks State to Ban Door-to-Door Marketing By Energy Providers
October 15, 2014 Email This Story Copyright 2010-14 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Karen Abbott • firstname.lastname@example.org
The City Council of Euclid, Ohio has adopted a resolution requesting that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, "ban home door-to-door solicitation by utility providers."
The resolution states that energy marketers, "frequently engage in deceptive and aggressive tactics such as demanding to see a customer's utility bill, not allowing customers to close the door, misrepresenting what company they work for, [and] misrepresenting the effects of a transaction."
"[T]he aggressive tactics used by utility companies and their marketers negatively impact members of the community, especially seniors, by deceptively enticing individuals to change their natural gas or electricity service provider," the resolution states