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Scam Alert - Vista Energy
updated: Apr 11, 2014, 2:40 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Heads up for young people coming to homes offering to lower gas bills. We called the Gas company who told us they were Vista Energy Marketing. We would get two bills, one from the Gas Co. for use of the pipes, and one from Vista. We checked the Vista website and reviewers trashed the company. Complaints ranged from higher bills to big problems discontinuing service. Sales kid came mid-day when mostly retired people would be home, another suspicious sales ploy.

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 COMMENT 510443 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-11 04:37 PM

Enron redux.


 COMMENT 510449 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-11 05:42 PM

Tell them you already have plenty of gas.


 COMMENT 510498 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 06:45 AM

I don't understand why this is being called a scam. I found no reviews on the Vista website and read 5 negative reviews on 'Google reviews'. The BBB gives the company a C+ rating. Not the best, but certainly not a scam.


 COMMENT 510513 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 09:03 AM

Hey I always thought the ScCalGasCo had a monopoly. So am relieved to hear there is some competition.
I have an office that has no gas appliances except for a 30gal water heater that is never used. For a long time (years) bill was $15-20/mth. Then started getting $40-70/mth bills. Shut it off altogether and still got high bills. Complained to The Gas Co and they wouldn't help. Cancelled gas and went all electric.
Sooo...I am glad there is competition, and will check it out.


 COMMENT 510593 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 12:49 PM

Yeah. I vote Boo on this being labeled a scam.

Not because it isn't. Maybe it is.

But because this is the internet.

And the FIRST thing the So.Cal.Gas Co. or any other monopolistic organization is going to do is BASH anyone that steps in and lowers the price of their expensive and monopolizing business models.


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