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Kane In Your Corner: How to avoid getting burned by a third-party energy provider

News 12’s Walt Kane has some advice on what you can do to avoid “slamming."

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2023, 10:09 AM

Updated 239 days ago

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What would you do if your monthly utility bill said you owe hundreds of dollars to a company you’ve never heard of? It’s called “slamming."
News 12’s senior investigative reporter Walt Kane has some advice on what you can do if it happens to you.

How to avoid getting burned by a third-party energy provider:

  • Research the company’s complaint history with your state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Check out the company’s rates: They should be posted on their website. Make sure they’re actually cheaper.
  • Find out if the rate is fixed or variable. Variable rates can change each month, sometimes by a lot.


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