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Las Vegan catches possible scammer with News 3 cameras

Reported by: Marie Mortera
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Updated: 8/30/2013 12:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- This Rip-Off Alert comes from a local viewer who received a call claiming she could save money on her high NV Energy bill.

All she would need is a representative to come by. However, she learned NV Energy doesn't make unsolicited calls for its money-saving services.

So who would show up? News 3 was there to find out.
Charlotte Conti lives in a two-story home off U.S. 95 and Jones. The pool, air conditioning and other appliances can eat into her power bill.

So when she received an offer of a discount -- even money back -- she was instantly hooked on one condition – that nothing was being sold.

With that assurance, she made an appointment with -- she believed -- someone with NV Energy. When she learned about NV Energy’s policy, she called News 3.

Around 12:15 p.m. Today, "George" arrived. Upon seeing the News 3 cameras, George bolted. He said Home Tech International was the company he worked for, but he never provided a business card. His vehicle, with Arizona plates, doesn't bear a company logo.

Home Tech is a solar panel company. An operator told News 3 that representatives only come when an appointment was made.

Conti says she would never have made an appointment for a sales pitch because she wouldn't be able to afford it.

NV Energy says, in turn, thank you Charlotte Conti for calling.

If you have a Rip-Off Alert, call News 3.



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