http://www.four-pillars.ca/2008/02/06/energy-sales-scams/ The most interesting one was this:
http://www.keyframe5.com/just-energy-why-you-should-not-do-business-with-this-company/ It turns out that Just Energy use to be known as "Ontario Energy Saving Inc." In July of 2009 "Just Energy" acquired the "Universal Energy Corporation" ( http://www.universalenergy.ca/ON/residential.html ). Universal Energy Corporation, a natural gas and electricity retailer which has been fined by the Ontario Energy Board on several occasions and frequently criticized by its own customers as being a scam. I guess it is no surprise that National Home Services, the scammers that I commented on in a previous post are a division of Universal Energy. Universal Energy seems very corrupt and unethical, there are reams of links to dissatisfied consumers like this one : http://www.universalenergycorpscam.blogspot.com/ and some very questionable and downright criminal business practices. Back in 2003 Ontario Energy Saving Inc. was fined $75,000 for get this: forging signatures on 10 contracts:
http://www.ontariotenants.ca/electricity/articles/2003/ts-03f21.phtml Forging contracts….holy crap! Who does that? Seeing as that was 7 yrs ago, and the company has done some acquisitions and restructuring one wonders if they have changed their ways. In January of 2009 Just Energy was forced to pay $127,500 for misrepresentation of services:
http://www.orilliapower.ca/Portals/0/OEB%20Administrative%20Penalty%20Levied%20Against%20Universal%20Energy.pdf What the hell is going on with these sleazy shit-weasels and why aren't their stricter regulations on companies like this. When looking a little closer I found my answer. MPP Frank Klees Klees sits on the board of Universal Energy Corporation. So next time you're harassed at home, or find that a family member has gone and singed up to one of these contracts, or even better that a contract has been made with your forged signature, resolve to drop the service immediately. As I mentioned in my post regarding National Home Services there is a 10 day period where you can retract any contract. Then immediately phone your MPP's office and tell Mr. Sleaze to call of his goons.