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Universal Gas and Electric SCAM

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by frequency, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. frequency

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    Universal Gas and Electric SCAM RIPOFF

    Well, I just had a rep from the Universal Gas and Electric company claiming that I could save money on my local gas bill by enrolling in a program that freezes the current cost of gas for you, for 5 years. This implies that your rate will remain the same while the rest of the year others, as normal, will fluctuate up and down. They tell you that you will save $$$ as others will complain of sky-rocketing energy costs.

    Well I thanked him for his informative suggestion and he left me with his affiliate/rep number (for commission I'm assuming) and I hopped back to my desk to research the company (and gas trends for that matter).

    Turns out it's a complete scam. Here's an excerpt from a http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/228/RipOff0228260.htm on http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/228/RipOff0228260.htm

    A $350 service charge on every bill!? Hardly a service. This is a HUGE SCAM. Obviously I'm not going to be signing-up for the service. Pass this info along if you live in the United States, especially the Midwest. I'm not sure how national the company is, but we're in Michigan and this review was for the Southfield branch. That's the head office for the United States. They also have a larger office in Canada. More info:

    Michigan Office

    30555 Southfield Road
    Suite 440
    Southfield, MI 48076
    USA
    Phone: 1-248-594-2345
    Toll Free Phone: 1-877-863-2444
    Fax: 1-248-594-2332
    Toll Free Fax: 1-866-393-6835

    Customer Service

    Please call: 1-248-594-2345 or
    1-877-863-2444
    E-mail: customerservice@universalgasandelectric.com

    Branch Offices
    29777 Telegraph Road
    Suite 1151
    Southfield, MI 48034

    Universal Gas & Electric's Customer Service Hours

    Monday to Friday
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    Saturday and Sunday
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Head Office

    25 Sheppard Avenue West
    Suite 1605
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    M2N 6S6
    Tel: 416-673-1162
    Fax: 416-673-1701

    Universal Gas and Electric of Michigan = RIPOFF SCAM

    Source: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/228/RipOff0228260.htm
     
  2. Axelian

    Axelian Regular Member

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    I have worked for them before. For about 1 month. Made 2 sales. I was basically selling a load of crap. This one dumb lady told me "hook me up, i need to save some money" so I signed her up lol

    For every sale that a rep makes its $13. So basically if you hit up 1 sale each hour its a $13/hr job. Just depends on how good of a salesman you are.
     
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  3. delmages

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    How absolutely ridiculous. Just another way for shady businesses to capitalize on gas, oil and electricity commodities in an economy headed for an imminent recession.
     
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    This sounds almost illegal. Do they send you any paperwork to read/sign? Or do they just sign you up online? You'd think they'd be required to inform you of any hidden fees like that over the phone, if no paper contract has to be signed.
     
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    thats fucking ridiculous!
     
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    Taking money from people who don't have it should be punishable by death. I am constantly having to diffuse some offer my 70 year old Mother has gotten before she gets ripped off. Thanks for posting this, I could easily see her falling for it.