Early today, we had the story of a scam being run by sub-contractors working for IDT Energy in Brooklyn that are switching people from Con Ed without their knowledge. Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights just emailed to say they are out working Greenwood Heights again this very minute:
If it could not be more IRONIC, an women in her 20′s in a black suit, glasses and blond hair just rang our bell wearing an IDT ENERGY LANYARD! Here’s the conversation:
Rep: “Hi, I work for Con Edison, I’d like to see a copy of your Con Ed bill, I think I can save you some money”
Me: “Miss, if you are not off my property in 10 seconds, i am calling the cops!”
Rep: “Whoa, what’s your problem, I’ll leave.”
Me: “My problem is that last rep from your company who came to my house fraudulently singed me up for IDT Energy against my will.”
Rep: “I don’t know anything about that, I’m new.” [she begins to enter my neighbors front gate]
Me: “Miss, if you do not get off this block immediately, I am calling the cops. Everyone in this neighborhood is aware of your scam. Don’t even bother.”
Rep: “You can’t tell me what to f*cking do!”
Me: “Again, if I see you in this neighborhood today or again, I am calling the cops. I suggest you let your employer know the scam is up.”
Rep: “Whatever mister… don’t tell me what to f*cking do.” [she quickly walks down the block]
So, I have already spoken with our Dist. Mgr at CB7. Either my committee or the Housing Committee will be taking this up. This is all over the blogs and I have had a ton of e-mails. I am respectfully requesting our elected officials I am CC’ing on this most recent e-mail contact myself or CB7 and let us know how you can assist us in dealing with this hoax and harassing reps from IDT Energy. This scam must stop. Do not answer the door for any of these people…even when the come back a second time (still chuckling at the irony of it all).Again, if you have had this happen to you, in the past, but especially today, please e-mail me immediately.
Keep the comments coming if you’ve seen these ass clowns in action and email aaron (at) ccgreenwoodhts (dot) com.