70th Street between Calamus and 53rd Avenues - Two males and a female
Yesterday afternoon a male rang my doorbell saying he was from Con Ed. He said he was here because I never responded to a notification sent to me and he needed to look at my bill to see if I had the right "code" or I might get a price increase. What he said made absolutely no sense and I sent him on his way. Four other neighbors mentioned they rang their doorbells too. The male who rang my bell had a chain around his neck with "identification" hanging from it.
My neighbor said when this male rang his bell he told him he was busy. The male offered to come back later. When my neighbor said no, the male then asked him for his phone number. My neighbor refused.
Another Maspeth resident, who is aware of these ESCOS coming around to get homeowners to change their company, almost fell for the scam when the person who rang is bell said he was giving out free light bulbs to help lower electric usage. The homeowner asked several times if this was a ploy to get him to switch over to another company and the individual told him "no" and all he had to do is sign something saying he received the light bulbs. After the individual left the homeowner had second thoughts and called Con Ed. Con Ed put a freeze on his account.
Neither Con Ed nor Brooklyn Union go around looking at people's bills. If you are not interested in changing companies the best advice we can offer is to send them on their way.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association