Consumer alert from Cape Light Compact

Getting phone calls from someone trying to sell you electricity?

The Cape Light Compact is reaching out to the public in response to a number of consumers expressing concern about telemarketing calls from electric suppliers.

Here are "three important things" the Compact wants consumers to know about what some may consider scams:

  • Always ask for written information on what is being offered, so you may review it without any pressure.
  • Never provide your Eversource electric account number before you have decided to sign a contract, as this would give a supplier the ability to switch your account without your consent.
  • Never commit to a price or contact over the phone.  Verbal offers may not provide you with all the terms and conditions of the contract.

If you receive a call or visit from an electricity supplier and have questions, please contact the Cape Light Compact at 508-375-6644.  They will be happy to answer your questions. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on