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Complaint Review: Advisors Energy Group, LLC

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  • Submitted: Sat, September 03, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, September 15, 2011

  • Reported By: Sam — Iselin New Jersey USA
Advisors Energy Group, LLC
33 Wood Avenue South, Suite 600, Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Internet United States of America

Advisors Energy Group, LLC Energy Advisors Advisors Energy Group, LLC: Nigerian Owned Scam ESCO Internet

*Consumer Comment: scam

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The truth about Advisors Energy Group, LLC

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I wrote about this some time ago, but apparently the home energy scams are back!

I own small business (a glass fabrication shop) in WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn and just had an Advisors Energy Group, LLC walk in. My first warning should have been their inability to spell the name of their company correctly! FYI to the illiterate company---Advisers NOT Advisors! maybe that's the spelling in Nigeria or India or wherever they learned their hustle. 

It wasn't until I quickly googled them that I saw all these warnings about "Nigerian ESCO scams" - luckily BEFORE i signed anything. Thanks fellow Posters! I called ConEd afterwards and you can choose them as your supplier through ConEd if you wish, after doing research, instead of in the 10 minutes rush that these reps put you through. I asked if I could submit the forms online or mail them back to him so I have some time to think about it and the rep said "sorry but no" - that's the one clear sign that it's a scam. I'm glad that there are so many warnings online about this! Much appreciated! Not surprising, some of those sales pitches you get about switching your energy provider are actually scams. I want to pass along a warning on the scams and pass along my own view of a legit energy choice.From Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights (a group I was not previously aware of, and thanks to Park Slope Neighbors for pointing them out) comes this info on a scam hitting New Yorkers (PDF): As a result of the deregulation of our local power companies, you can choose your third-party energy supplier through Con Edison or National Grid. Dont allow a stranger to Force you to choose through deceptive, coercive or even illegal sales techniques. There has been an epidemic of local residents being intimidated into changing their provider due to misrepresentations by third-party sales staff of regional energy service companies (escos) going door-to-door claiming to save you money on your electric or gas bill. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!Heres how not to get scammed and escos slammed if you are visited or called by a sales RepResentative claiming to work For a utility company.

1. Know the scam: ESCOS slamming begins when a representative of an ESCOS such as Advisors Energy either misrepresents him/herself (Hi, I work for or with Con Ed/National Grid) OR misrepresents his/her intent (Show me your Con Ed/National Grid billI want to save you money.)

2. Know the slam: ESCOS slamming happens when a third party providers sales reps (usually door-to-door or cold calling salespeople) entice you into signing up for their service (e.g., Advisors Energy misrepresents itself as being a direct provider to energy companies and thus if you buy direct from them, you will see a 7%++ reduction on your energy bill) OR sign you up for their service without your permission, by obtaining your personal information (name, address, Con Ed account number) or even by forging your signature. In many cases, instead of a reduction, you will see an increase in your monthly bill by $100++ or much more.

3. Know your rights: It is your choice to use a third-party energy supplier and only your choice (for more info, visit poweryourway for a list of ESCOS and options. If you get pressured into switching to a third-party provider, Just say no. If you were pressured to sign up with a different provider, feel you were mislead and signed up or were switched to a different energy company without your permission (slammed) call the number on your Con Edison or National Grid bill immediately. You can refuse the service over the phone. You may still need to call the ESCOS to confirm the change has been made. Do it immediately!

4. Take action: Even if you have not been scammed or slammed, you can take immediate control of your energy accounts by asking for an escos freeze on your accounts, requiring any changes to your account to come from you, not from a third-party ESCOS. If you have been scammed or slammed, request the ESCOS freeze immediately once you have restored Con Ed or National Grid as your energy provider.

5. File a complaint: If you have been scammed or slammed, by Advisors or any other ESCO scammer you can file a complaint and make a difference.

Complaints can be filed with:Better Business Bureau http://welcome.bbb.org/NYS Public Service Commission http://www.dps.state.ny.us or 1-800-342-3377Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protectionhttps://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

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#1 Consumer Comment

scam

AUTHOR: emeraldgreen - ()

 Mt. Adjangba,

  Runs a scam business which sadly is legal.   I asked this man several questions about his operations and how thing were run.  He became ver defensive and his office was located in a back room of a law firm....lol    I've seen many pyramids designed like this when when things become deregulated.   They talk about quick making money and they say its call multi level marketing.  IN other words, when they won't answer your questions about the job and what your getting paid something is wrong.   The dude is a dirt bag that takes advantage of people.  He should try one of scum bags on wal street to apply to.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The truth about Advisors Energy Group, LLC

AUTHOR: Advisors Energy Group, LLC - (USA)

Advisors Energy Group, LLC are energy brokers.  They represent several escos.  Advisors Energy Group, LLC was formed in 2008. 

The principals of Advisors Energy Group, James Angilella and Sam Adjangba have been involved in the energy business in New York and New Jersey since 1984.  They have worked for enercom, inc.; honeywell, dmc; keyspan energy services, inc.; Stuyvesant Energy; Integrated Utilities; Occidental Petroleum; Direct Energy and Glacial Energy in various capacities prior to forming Advisors Energy Group. 

This is a false report.  This is not a Nigerian scam.  Sam Adjangba was born in Philadelphia.  His parents were African.  The fact that he has an African name does not make this business a Nigerian scam.  Sam Adjangba is professional with the highest ethical standards.  Advisors Energy Group, LLC is spelled correctly.   

Advisors Energy Group is not on the con edison list of approved escos because we are energy Brokers not an esco.  Please go to our web site http://www.advisorsenergy.com for a complete list of services that we provide.  Some of the escos that we represent are Hess, Hudson Energy, Direct Energy, Gateway Energy, Intelligent Energy, Natgasco and Green Mountain Energy.  For a complete list of the ESCOs that we represent, please contact us. 

We also provide solar energy solutions; lighting, HVAC and refrigeration retrofitting; Power Optimizers; geo thermal energy solutions and green wifi solutions worldwide.

We can be reached at 732 2597570, 732 9197170 or 973 3322678 or info@advisorsenergy.com

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