Toledo Edison Warns Customers About Door-To-Door Sales Fraud

Jul 02, 2013, 14:51 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison, a FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utility, wants to alert its customers about recent reports of potential door-to-door utility sales fraud.

Numerous reports have been received in northwest Ohio of door-to-door sales people claiming to be from Toledo Edison promising the homeowner they can save money on their electric bills.  It also has been reported that these sales people may ask to see the customers' electric bills.

"We want our customers to know that Toledo Edison and FirstEnergy are not engaged in any door-to-door sales campaigns," said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison.  "In some cases, we've heard the sales people have been quite aggressive.  We urge our customers to remain vigilant before they admit any person to their residence, release any personal information or sign anything presented by an unsolicited visitor."

All Toledo Edison employees and contractors will have company uniforms and identification with them.  Customers who have doubts about a visitor claiming to represent Toledo Edison or FirstEnergy, or about the information they are being asked to provide, should call Toledo Edison at 1-800-447-3333 for verification.  If the visitor acts suspiciously, customers should contact their local police department to report it.

Toledo Edison serves more than 300,000 customers in northwestern Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York.  Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp





SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.