Recent Complaints and Negative Reviews (446 reviews)
No ethics, it is a trap
“ They did not save me a penny but costed me hundreds of dollars. The last bill I paid, it was 10.5 Cents per KWH versus AES rates are 4.8 cents per hour. I won't even give them a single star. They are big company but they do not have any ethics. 218.75% more then AES. I will never recommend this company to any body. ”
November 11th, 2021
It is a nightmare!
I chose this company, because I've had them in the past. I was due to move into an apartment, but did not move in because of cockroaches, so I called direct energy and canceled my service before it was even due to start.
I was assured that the order was canceled, and there would be zero fees associated with it.
Upon signing into my online account, it has always appeared that they did start service and did not cancel the order.
I have spoken to a dozen people, who have all told me that the above is true, that it was cancelled.
This morning I get an email stating I owe them $5.97 for 3 Days of service.
All of the following people assured me my account was never even started...Elder, Eddie, another woman I couldn't understand her name because she couldn't speak English very well, Maria, Yara, Raquel, Luis, Marshall, Jose, Carlos, and Teel.
I was even asked to give my entire social security number on more than one occasion, because no one can seem to find my account now.
Accountability needs to be had with people that tell you they're going to do something, and then do not.
I have excellent credit, and it's stuff like this that is very irritating. Not only have I spent many hours of my life on something that should have been handled right the first time, now I get it bill for an account that doesn't even exist?
I wanted to use this company for an upcoming apartment I am looking at, and I am second-guessing that right now.
Teel, from the executive team, assured me she will fix this problem and get back to me.
I will give it until tomorrow to see if she follows through. If not, I will call the Houston chronicle which they seem to take pride in being high on their list, and I will call the Better Business Bureau (if this is not resolved).
I have been extremely patient, but enough is enough.
In trying to sign into my online account, now it says they are working on things and you can't even sign in!
If people would just do what they say the first time, and have the integrity to do what they say they're going to do, things like this would not have to happen.
I've also been told many times that I was talking to a supervisor, just to find out they were not a supervisor!
I want the situation resolved immediately with direct energy, I was always a loyal customer who paid my bills on time, and I have referred them to many people.
All I want is for someone to fix my account showing that it never started, that I did cancel in a timely manner, and that my fees are $0.
This is just not acceptable and has become so stressful, and it ought not to be.
Hopefully, Teel will be able to resolve this issue. ”
October 18th, 2021
I just purchased a new car.
Purchasing the new car was a much simpler process than setting up an account with Constellation Energy .
The woman who helped me set up my account was very courteous and profesional.
The process of Constellation Energy is beyond belief. ”
September 21st, 2021
Make sure you renew or cancel before
“ I received a bill for over $700 because I didnt respond to the letter that was mailed and theres nothing they can do to help me. On top of that, cancelling or renewing the policy can take 1-2 billing cycles and I may still receive bills that high until it takes effect. This is ripping people off charging 10.99 pkw. Are Roy kidding me!? This company is a joke and I do NOT recommend unless you are on top of knowing exactly when your service is due to renew. How can we rely solely on the mail to renew a contract!? A phone call seems more logical for a company if they care about their customers and want to continue to keep their business. Instead Im stuck with a house payment for my electric bill and possibly for 2 more months! Shame on Xoom ”
September 20th, 2021
Experience with Direct Energy provider in Texas - Dallas
We have been customers with Direct Energy for a number of years, at first the bills were acceptable, even though I noticed that they were continuously increasing.
I understand that the energy consumption changes and as of late living expenses have increased quite a lot. However, the last bill we received was for an unacceptable amount by any standard. I called customer service to understand what was going on, they told me that they had sent me a communication to renew the contract, and I never had any issues in the past with this. However, this time I did not receive any notice, I was receiving the bills regularly and also paying them regularly. The bill went up by nearly $200, in addition, the fees applied for electricity were much higher than usual. I spoke to customer service and they were not helpful at all, they just said they would deduct $50 from my bill and they could give me a slightly lower rate per kw. I was told that I would be contacted by a supervisor to see what could be done, and of course, that never happened.
I did some research online and also contacted friends with different energy providers and found that I was paying way much more for energy by comparison.
I switched provider right away, Direct Energy has one of the highest rates with absolutely no difference in service compared to some providers with lower rates.
You just need to do some research and verify which energy companies have good rates and good reviews, it takes some time but it will save you money.
At this point, I would definitely not recommend Direct Energy. ”
September 17th, 2021
Unethical business practices
I called the customer service department about the outrageous power bill just delivered to me.
So they almost triple my kwh rate and I wanted to know why. The customer service rep told me that my fixed rate contract had run out and you automatically switched me to a variable rate plan at a % of their choosing. Which would havent have been the huge problem if your company didnt take advantage of the situation and there customers.
I have shopped all the other energy supplies in my area and my new rate is double other variable rate and almost triple other fixed rate contracts. When I asked how they could justify such an outrageous increase way outside the current market value/rate i received a we provide clean energy as an answer. Thats just unethical and a Lie. Clean energy is just a competitive and in a lot of way cheaper then alternative energy sources. I have a list of other 100% renewal and clean energy providers at a variable rate way under theirs. I think using clean energy as a front to take advantage of customer to be a very unethical business practice. I have documented the other rates from competing supplier (both variable and fixed).
I believe companies such as Clean Sky who perform unethical business practices and take advantage of your customer need to be held accountable. These unethical and immoral practices need to be investigated and shared so customers know who they are dealing with especially in times of nation crisis like the pandemic and extreme weather events. Making their business practices even more unacceptable and in my view should be criminal ”
September 15th, 2021
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