NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 30 that Energy Plus Holdings LLC and Energy Plus Natural Gas LLC (collectively, “Energy Plus”) will pay $800,000 after allegations of deceiving consumers.
According to Schneiderman’s office, Energy Plus duped consumers with false savings promises. Once the company lured the consumers in, it would allegedly fleece them with much higher bills then they were expecting, and would fail to properly disclose the contracts terms.
“Thousands of New Yorkers were lured by Energy Plus’s false promises of savings, only to be stuck with more expensive energy bills. Our settlement means we'll be able to refund consumers who were illegally scammed by this company,” Schneiderman said.
“Energy service companies should be put on notice [that] we won't allow them to exploit New Yorkers looking to save on their energy bills."
Handling the case for New York was assistant attorney general Kate Matuschak under the supervision of deputy bureau chief Laura J. Levine and bureau chief Jane Azia, all of the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau. Also supervising was executive deputy attorney general for economic justice Manisha M. Sheth.