This afternoon an aggressive salesperson from IDT Energy came to my apartment to offer me a discount on my energy bills. She claimed she was from Con Edison and asked for my latest gas and electric bills. She copied my account numbers to some forms. I was tricked into signing the forms under the explanation that I'll save on my bills by choosing IDT Energy as my supplier. When I asked to read the fine print she told me it was irrelevant.
After she left, I looked up IDT Energy and realized it was a scam and I'd end up paying more; it turns out that the discounts are for the first two months only. I called IDT Energy to cancel and also let ConEd and National Grid know that I am not switching my provider.
I hope you can post this to your blog as a warning to others who might fall for it and forget to cancel.
Please consult Miss Heather for more information on this scam and how to put an end to it.