Anti-ESCO Scam Bill Proposed

We’ve told you plenty about door-to-door salesmen who trick consumers into switching energy service companies. Now, in direct response to the deceptive marketing tactics of these ESCOS, New York Assemblyman Micahel Gianaris wants to pass an Energy Consumer Bill of Rights.

Under Michael Gianaris’ proposition, ESCOS would have to:

  • Identify variable charges in contracts
  • Not change a contract’s length without consent
  • Provide a clear and simple statement of subscriber rights
  • Limit cancellation fees to under $100

He was going to put in a part about making it illegal to pretend like you’re from the customer’s regular energy company, but luckily that’s already illegal.

Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Protect Against Utility Scams [NY1]