With so many energy plans available, comparing plans and selecting the best option for you is a hassle and can be confusing. It might be tempting to use one of the energy brokers that advertise that they’ll do it for you. Sound, good? Sometimes too good.
Licensed energy brokers can help businesses and individuals find the best options available for their electricity needs. Good ones can be tough to sort out from the bad ones, however, and you run the risk of one who is operating illegally and/or scamming you.
Three ways bad brokers are costing you:
- Energy Brokers and agents are unnecessary middlemen who charge you extra $$$ to get the same deal on an electric plan you can get by enrolling directly with a Retail Electricity Provider like Pogo.
- Scammers claiming to be brokers advertise, “give me $100, and I’ll get your lights on today.” But they are pocketing your money or applying only a portion to your account. They may also register you for a Deferred Payment Plan without your consent.
- Agents are putting the account in their name, or even a fake name, with their own (or fake) contact info and choosing an account access PIN unknown by you. This means that you will have no access to your own account, you will receive no information on your current account balance, and Pogo won’t be able to help you because you won’t know the account access PIN.
Don’t be a victim to broker scams
Pogo never uses brokers or agents, so if you’ve used one to set up your account, call us right away. We’ve got your back.
The bottom line is that energy brokers and agents are taking your money, and possibly scamming you, all while you could simply enroll yourself at Pogo Energy in under two minutes, with no commitments, and you can cancel anytime. Now that’s one thing that’s not too good to be true.
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