Why does energy services keep calling me?
Criminals try to take advantage of people by calling and demanding payment immediately. These scams tend to use aggressive and intimidating tactics. You’ll receive a call from a scammer claiming to be a representative of your local utility company or energy provider.
What can someone do with your energy account number?
Supposedly, this is so the utility can send your refund directly to your account. But in reality, once scammers have your account number, they’ll start directing money out of your account, not into it. Sometimes, the scammers also ask for personal information, such as an SSN they can use for identity theft.
Is simply energy in Qld?
Simply Energy claims to be one of Australia’s fastest growing energy companies, selling electricity to over half a million households across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Simply Energy also sells natural gas to customers in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
What is an energy phone spam?
You receive 20-30 phone calls a day when you move into new business premises. These calls are often back to back, offering you the ‘best electricity price’, and are designed to pressure you into agreeing an energy contract over the phone.
How do I stop energy advocates from calling?
Report illegal robocalls to the FCC (online or at 888-225-5322) and the FTC (online or at 877-382-4357).
Can energy companies cold call?
The Energy Advice Line has produced guidance for firms to follow to avoid being locked into the expensive business electricity and gas deals being touted by cold callers. Say No to Cold Calling: do not accept an energy deal from someone who calls you out of the blue.
Are energy companies allowed to door knock?
many energy suppliers use door to door sales people to encourage you to switch to their deals. And as a sales method this is fine – and if you switch to a better deal that’s great… especially if you have never switched before. Maybe next time you might even use Power to Switch!
Is simply energy Australian owned?
Simply Energy is an Australian energy retailer, providing electricity and gas to more than 700,000 accounts across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, with sales totalling 12% of the Australian market. It is the Australian retail arm of ENGIE, which fully owns Simply Energy.
What country owns Simply energy?
Simply Energy is the Australian retail arm of Engie (formally known as GDF Suez) – a French-based multinational energy company with a network spanning 70 countries.
Can energy companies knock on your door?
There are strict guidelines a Door to Door energy sales person must adhere to when attempting to make a sale. They must explain the reason for the visit and confirm if you wish to proceed.
Why do random numbers keep calling me and hanging up?
Robocalls that hang up immediately are usually meant to verify your number. It means that the machine wants to confirm that the number is active and that a real person answered the phone. Those calls will be brief, and often the call gets disconnected as soon as you say hello.