Oncor employees are warning customers of a scam that has been reported in the Waco-area, Oncor Operations South Region Manager Michael Baldwin said Thursday.
Oncor customers have reported that individuals are posing as Oncor employees and threatening to shut off customers’ electricity service unless they provide personal information and payment. Baldwin said Oncor employees will never ask for payment of any kind, and actual Oncor employees will always have a branded uniform, ID badge and a marked vehicle.
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Just Energy came to my door about two weeks ago claiming to be Oncor. He said he needed to check the meter to see if i had been given a faulty one. I said the meter is in the back. He said do you have a copy of the bill? The number would be on the bill. I got the bill, he looked at it and said yes I had the number that was a faulty meter and that I was getting charged more than I should be. We talked for more than 10 minutes and I asked him more than once if he worked for Oncor.
He said every time:
“Yes, Oncor is sending out agents to see who is affected by this meter number.”
“Oncor is sending out people to check to see who is being overcharged.”
There were more similar statements. But toward the end of the conversation he was pushing Just Energy saying that Oncor recommends that the people with that meter change to Just Energy.
I then saw part of his name tag which was covered by his jacket. I saw the letters Jus.
I asked point blank if he worked for Just Energy not Oncor. He hedged with the same comments or similar to the above.
I became more persistant and said, “I asked if you worked for Just Energy. Answer yes or no.”
He finally said yes. Then I told him he had better not touch my electric service and that I was happy and was staying with my current company.
Yesterday I logged in to pay my electric bill and it had a $350.00 early termination fee. I called TriEagle and they said that I was being ported out to another company.
Just Energy is doing a real scam on the people of McGregor, and it is absolute fraud and illegal.