High energy costs often make people look for solutions to lower their bills. While some solutions are effective, others are pure scams that aim to confuse household owners and determine them to make unrealistic investments. Keep in mind that, if a promise sounds too good to be true, it usually is that way.
Who wants “free” energy?
Did anyone visit you offering free energy until now? Some scammers trick homeowners into buying all kinds of contraptions claiming they would generate free energy continuously. What they don’t tell you is that no device is able to generate electrical energy without proper input from other sources. As good as it may sound; the working principle of such invention may defy the laws of physics. For example, if someone is trying to convince you to buy a generator that works with the energy supplied by a magnetic field, you may want to think twice before buying. As a matter of fact, no magnetic field is able to create electric energy. Such inventions break the most elementary laws of physics and it is impossible for them to work. If people acting as electrical contractors invite you to witness a demonstration of how the inventions work, you should address the authorities immediately.
Scam telephone calls
Some scammers pretend to be electricians in Sydney and make phone calls asking residents to provide credit card or bank information to identify them easily. To justify such requests, they claim that there was a problem with a transaction or that such details are necessary to perform a free wiring system diagnosis. No company and no contractors will ask for your personal information by phone, unless they want to use them for themselves. So be aware of such scam and seek advice from authorities in case it happens to you.
Fake contractors or employees
Remember when you were taught not to speak to strangers? Well, here is an even better piece of advice: don not let strangers in your home, regardless who they claim to be. Check for logos on clothes and ask for IDs. Then check with the company that supposedly sent them and confirm their identity. You can never be too careful.
Intensity reduction device scam
This scam works as follows: someone knocks on your door and offers you a device that is supposed to lower your electricity bill by altering the intensity of the electric energy in your home. Thus, you would only be provided with enough energy for the appliances in your home. The scammers claim that you would get a return on investment in no time, as you would be saving up to 30% of your energy expenses. These devices are expensive and attaching any object to your wiring system may prove dangerous. So be cautious.