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Lombard residents warned about electricity scam

Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 5:30 p.m. CDT

LOMBARD — On Monday morning, the Village of Lombard issued an alert to residents, making them aware of a currently-circulating electricity aggregation scam.

According to the village, some residents have been contacted by solicitors going door-to-door, giving incorrect information about the village's electricity aggregation program.

These solicitors are telling residents that there is a second phase to the aggregation program that includes natural gas suppliers. This information is untrue. The electricity aggregation program is only for electric energy, and there are no alternatives for natural gas or other utilities.

Last spring, the village entered into a contract with First Energy Solutions to provide electricity to residents and businesses. Last year, all electric accounts were automatically transferred to First Energy Solutions, aside from the individuals who chose to opt out of the program.

Residents are reminded that only First Energy Solutions is affiliated with the Village of Lombard.

Solicitors coming to Lombard are required to register with the Village and a background check is performed before they receive a badge and the authorization to solicit in town.

Anyone who thinks they might have been a victim to this scam is asked to contact the Lombard Police Department at 630-873-4400.

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