Be aware that a solicitor is in the neighborhood, using some questionable practices.   He appears to be licensed to solicit, (? had ID badge) but uses someone elses RGE bill with a message on it saying they will ask the customer for more money since he has not had any meter readings.  So they were going to raise his rate.  The solicitor was implying my rate could be raised, but if I switched to his company, they would save me money.  The bill is questionable in that there is no reason the solicitor should have it.  He is trying to get you to change gas suppliers as his will cost less.   I told him I would look into it, and as I was eating lunch, informed him so and shut the door.   I checked my RGE bill and found no such message on mine.   Please use caution.  I found his story wrong, but he is just trying to have a job and make some money.  But it does not play out.  

I did not check to see if he had a City solicitors permit as has been suggested.   I was turned off already.



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Comment by Kathleen M. Glennon on November 2, 2011 at 11:37am

I had the same problem in August with a very assertive young woman who approached me as I was watering my lawn.  She was quite insistent  I show her my RG&E bill and that I should "just run in the house, upstairs, and get the bill".  I told her to turn around and run right down my sidewalk and off my property...This has happened twice this year.  Both of them had tags and said they had a permit to solicit but I don't care for the really aggressive tactics.

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