Complaints

Another American Utility Receives Complaints about “Price Shock” Associated with “Smart” Meters

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – are expensive and unnecessary.  In the U.S. they were federally mandated and proponents promised that these meters would reduce customer bills and save energy. Research has determined that they DO NOT SAVE meaningful amounts of energy. Also, in many cases, customer rates have…

U.S. Mandated Utility “Smart” Meters at 57% Penetration – More Planned Despite Complaints, Problems, and Opposition

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – aren’t necessary.  However, in the U.S. they were federally mandated.  Proponents promised that these meters would be beneficial to customers by lowering their bills.  Unfortunately, customer rates have usually been increased for their installation AND frequent replacement (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Proponents…

SEC Warns Ponzi Scheme Complaints See "Significant Uptick" In COVID World 

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a statement Monday to investors, warning that the agency has experienced “a significant uptick in tips, complaints, and referrals involving investment scams.” The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy urged investors to be on “high alert” for fraudsters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency warned against…

“Dumb” Smart Meters “Fail to Serve Purpose” (Forbes UK) and Other Complaints

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water. Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – fires, explosions, higher bills, serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2), and more. They DO NOT save meaningful amounts of energy, and customer bills…

NHTSA Opens Investigation Into 115,000 Teslas Over Faulty Suspension Complaints

In what appears to be continuing spillover from Tesla’s recent contested recall of its Model S and Model X vehicles in China due to suspension  issues, U.S regulators are now investigating the issue. The U.S. NHTSA announced on Friday it had opened an investigation into about 115,000 Tesla vehicles over front suspension safety issues, according…