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The original item was published from 12/3/2012 10:40:00 AM to 2/1/2013 12:05:01 AM.

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Posted on: November 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Solicitors pressuring residents to sign up for their services

Public Power and Sperian Energy Corp are soliciting people, claiming that residents need to sign a form in order to have charges removed from their ComEd bill, or to receive services as the city's aggregation company of choice.

Public Power is attempting to solicit people by claiming that residents need to sign their form in order to have transmission and other regulatory charges removed from their ComEd bill. They are pressuring residents to sign this form without fully explaining their program or allowing residents to read the document. When residents insist on reading the document first, they claim that they are busy and that they have other customers to visit and they don’t have time. Public Power appears to be another alternate residential electric supplier.

Sperian Energy Corp representatives have stated to citizens that residential services are being moved away from Direct Energy to their company. This is not true.

In addition to calling the police at 847-289-2700 should solicitors not have a permit, residents may file a complaint about the way they are being solicited directly with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) at the website below, or call 1-800-524-0795. The ICC is the regulatory body that issues licenses to alternate electric suppliers and they ultimately have the authority to stop this action from occurring in the future.

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