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|WHAT ABOUT CLEARVIEW ENERGY|
Some of you may have encountered a surprise visit from a Clearview Energy door to door salesperson requesting to have a conversation with you about the cost savings you will receive if you convert from Eversource to Clearview Energy.
Several residents in the community called me to inquire if Clearview Energy was legitimate or not. So, I did some research, and made lots of phone calls to find out. First, I called the State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and spoke to a representative there who verified that "YES INDEED, CLEARVIEW ENERGY AND DIRECT ENERGY ARE APPROVED BY THE Public Utilities Commission to conduct business in New Hampshire and obtain new customers through their own individual company standards and policies.
I then called Clearview Energy and spoke to a representative there, who actually was surprised that the Police Department had received calls of concern regarding high pressure sales tactics and salespersons who had been soliciting in zones posted with NO SOLICITATION SIGNS. I was advised that they would administer more training for their field salespersons and that they would alert Police Departments when they are in the area. They also stated that they would be more respectful to the potential new customer's wishes and be more attentive to any NO SOLICITATION signs in senior residential buildings.
Clearview Energy also sent to my office a copy of their State of New Hampshire Hawkers and Peddlers License and all the names and license numbers of their field salespersons.
If a door to door salesperson is at your home, request to see their picture identification and write down their name. DO NOT LET THEM IN until you have verified with the Police Department in your jurisdiction that he or she is a legitimate representative of the company. This action will help to alleviate the problem of unauthorized sales pitches from fraudsters going door to door in your neighborhood. And if the person on your doorstep is NOT ON THE LIST, CALL YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY so a police officer can identify the fraudster at your door.
From the desk of Jane Constant
Senior Relations Specialist
Nashua Police Department.
Posted on: October 01, 2016