What ConEd Thinks Of IDT Energy Slamming Its Customers

What does ConEd think of IDT Energy salesmen impersonating ConEd workers at customer’s doors? After hassling their media relations department for days, ConEd finally called us back (recording above) and released a statement.

ConEd spokesman Alfonso Quiroz let us know that they, “always encourage customers to shop around.” He pointed to poweryourway.com as a great place to find alternate energy service companies or ESCOs.

Ok, but what about those sneaky door-to-door salesmen?

Quiroz said that all ConEd’s employees can be identified by badges and should provide them upon request. If there’s ever any doubt whether someone is a ConEd employee, you can call 1-800-75CONED for verification.

When pressed as to whether they had anything specific to say about IDT Energy’s systematic campaign of pretending to be ConEd workers at customer’s doors, Quiroz said, “nothing more than what I’ve I just added about what people should look out for.”

Evidently ConEd is not overly concerned about IDT Energy’s sales practices… wonder what IDT corporate has to say? — BEN POPKEN

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