EDF summon their doorstep cold-callers back to base
Here at Bitterwallet, we operate out of a hermetically-sealed bunker, buried 50 metres below the ground. As a result, we don’t get all that many cold-callers knocking on the hatch and trying to flog us stuff. Having said that, the ones that do are normally energy suppliers. Bastards.
But now there’s one less company to be hassling us with their talk of ‘switching’ and ‘special tariffs’ – EDF Energy have announced that they’re going to get rid of their army of doorstep cold-callers, following in the footsteps of British Gas and Scottish & Southern Energy, who have also scrapped their army of nuisance-sellers.
The move comes following scores of complaints about the tactics of energy cold-callers, with many unwitting customers signing up for deals that leave them no better than they were to begin with. Essentially, when you look at it carefully, it’s like inviting a robber into your home and pointing him in the direction of your valuables. That might be an overstatement but the tactics of these companies have been beyond the pale for too long.
EDF have said that they will continue to cold-call potential new customers by phone, but you can always sign up to the Telephone Preference Service if you want to block that kind of nonsense. The decision leaves npower, E.ON and Scottish Power as the remaining three of the ‘Big Six’ who are still likely to knock on your door and try to harsh your mellow – let’s see if they follow suit and scrap the doorstep misery as well.