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    I came across something on ripoffreport.co that caught my eye. It was a recent report on a power company run out of Clearwater, FL.


    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/americ...lorida-1233705

    I am the owner at a restaurant in PA. I was very happy with my electric service until lately. I had been with the same company for three years, paying 7˘ per kilowatt hour, a fixed rate. Then, in January a waiter took a phone call from American Power and Gas and unbeknownst to me, switched my service to their company. He was NOT authorized to do this whatsoever and the company in question did not require ANY form of identification to verify that he was the owner or person in charge. In fact, when the rebate came in the mail, the check was written out in his name. So I called to find out why, and they didn't even have me, THE OWNER listed on the account! Then, when I took a closer look at my bill this month I noticed I was being charged 11˘ per kilowatt hour! I was billed $700 more than I would have paid had this never happened. So when I called to fix this mishap, they determined that there was no mistake on their part and they would do nothing to help the situation. Oh and their selling point, the rebate check? It has yet to be received. This company is unlawful and needs to be shut down immediately. Complete ripoffs! My lawyer will be calling them very soon!

    I google this company and there's stuff like this about them all over the place.

    So, I go to sunbiz.org to find out who owns this company. It's someone named "Tom Cummins"

    I google "Tom Cummins".

    Sure enough.

    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com...m-cummins.html


    Anyone ever hear anything about this company before? It's the first time I've heard of it.
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    A huge number of complaints about this company on the BBB website.

    BBB has an alert out on this company.

    http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/busi...in-fl-90128299

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    According to BBB....this company advertises on CraigsList for telemarketers....so I imagine it is a boiler room operation.....

    According to BBB:

    Principals:

    Ms. Lucia Austin ( Director of Customer Service )
    Mr. Jim Bridgeforth ( President)......OT 8 Scientologist...as far as I know....
    Mr. Tom Cummins ( Managing Member )

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    On the Better Business Bureau's Web site.....and their ratings of A+ to F......

    American Power and Gas.....has a rating of F

    and a whopping 189 complaints......in the last 3 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leland View Post
    On the Better Business Bureau's Web site.....and their ratings of A+ to F......

    American Power and Gas.....has a rating of F

    and a whopping 189 complaints......in the last 3 years...
    Admin Tek at work!
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    If you do a search on "Cummins Tom" & "Cummins Thomas", you will see he's had multiple companies opened & closed in the last 20 years. His power companies are all subsidiaries of his company, AP & G Holdings, Inc.

    http://www.sunbiz.org/search.html

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-cummins/30/47a/895

    Tom & his fellow investors:

    https://www.facebook.com/tom.cummins.100

    https://www.facebook.com/jim.bridgeforth

    https://www.facebook.com/fingolfin.sanguine

    They advertise on Craigslist... looks like typical fly-by-night telemarketing company/scams that pop up in Florida all the time.

    http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/csr/5010619336.html

    They are being sued in Federal Court...

    PLAINTIFFS: NICHOLAS FITZGERALD, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED

    DEFENDANTS: AMERICAN POWER & GAS LLC; AP&G HOLDINGS LLC; TOM CUMMINS

    COURT NAME: United States District Court, New Jersey, New Jersey - CASE NUMBER:14-20889
    FILING DATE: 4/3/2014

    SUMMARY: Class action Telephone Consumer Protection Act violation. Defendants faxed numerous, unsolicited advertisements to the plaintiff’s fax machine.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us

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    Whenever I was nagged during my "sentence" at a Scientology-owned previous job, it was ETHICS like these that were usually at issue. Either that, or I wasn't enough of a proper slave. I suspect there are legions of Tom Cummins-wannabes in Clearwater. My old boss way-back-when had a vast telemarketing background.

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