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Added Nov 29 2017

Watch out neighbors! I just had a ridiculously persistent Direct Energy (I think) scammer come to the door. I said I was not interested and did not open the door. He wouldn't leave my porch and kept telling me I needed to update my records to keep my service. Wouldn't leave even after I threatened to call the police. I went to get the phone to actually call them and he took off and was gone before I could even call.

Don't open your door to this guy and don't engage. Very persistent and the message is likely confusing for some as he was insisting on me verifying my gas and electric bills to continue my service.

  • Peoples Gas Chicago's natural gas delivery company

    Always be skeptical if a person knocks on your door claiming to be from the gas company. Peoples Gas employees carry identification and never go door-to-door seeking personal information. If you're in doubt about a person at your door claiming to be from Peoples Gas, call us at 866-556-6001

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    Report to 911

  • These Energy Company scammers pretend they need to SEE your bill. A true service company has its clients' contact phone# & mailing information. If persistent scammers try to engage in discussion "through a closed door", tell the scammers you only take visitors by appointment and invite them to call the contact number on your account to make an appointment.

    No one should EVER open their door to strangers calling; an entry door is a defensive line. Police reports cite some home invasions involving a ruse to get people to open their door (gas leak, fire, etc.), then the offenders forced their way inside the homes.

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