“ My rates went up and app was not working. They refused to help me. I canceled them but now my thermostat is not working (they installed it). ”
December 21st, 2020
“ These people stand in grocery stores and talk people into signing up for something that will save them money. Its a lie. I was just an added charge to my bill. A charge that was usually over 100% larger than my actual energy bill. They are liars and the people leaving good reviews are probably the ones that came up with the scam. You still owe me money Inspire!!! ”
December 14th, 2020
“ Checking my electric bill this month i noticed my bill went up 300.00 I had contacted my electric company to inquire why thats when i was told about inspire. This company came to my door 2 years ago and they told me they can lower my electric bill and i can cancel at anytime which i did a month later when i got my electric bill and seen i was paying double. Now all of the sudden they are on my bill again without my consent ”
November 23rd, 2020
“ I had never heard of them. I never, never do any business on the phone. I had been with JCP&L for 30 years when Inspire hook me up with them at twice the JCP&L rate without my knowing about it. They forged a telephone conversation using a recording of my voice saying "yes" several times. JCP&L washed their hands. I reported this swindle to several government institutions including my local police department. ”
October 31st, 2020
Dont do it!!
“ Nice young guy got me in the grocery store. He was pushy but insisted I would only pay 50 bucks a month, that's it. I asked him if I would be double billed 4 times he lied right to my face and said nope just 50 dollars. Two Bill's in I see that I still have to pay my electric provider and I had to pay Inspire. So I was being double billed. But lucky for me my girlfriend canceled the service. I usually don't talk to aggressive salesmen now I know not to talk to any salesmen period cause they may be nice but they prey on nice people like me who listen to their routine and he acted like I was going to save a bunch of money. It's a joke for real walk away shut the door whatever it takes but just say no. Glad I'm not the only person they got!! ”
October 26th, 2020
Absolute Scam- Where is the class action law suit??
Ticked me into paying almost 2x as much as what my bill was supposed to be. Tried to cancel (I have no faith, however, I made them send me a direct email for a paper trail).
Reporting to the Attorney Generals Office if they don't refund me the hundreds of dollars they scammed me out of. ”
October 13th, 2020
Inspire's energy rates double PEPCO
“ Buyer beware! I spoke with PEPCO and learned that Inspire's energy rates are double PEPCO's rates. I was paying almost 16 cents per kilowatt hour versus under 8 cents for PEPCO's energy rates. PEPCO did say that there are third party providers who charge lower than PEPCO, so I will explore further. I was told energy rates were the same by the Inspire sales team and of course would prefer renewable energy where it's available. I recommend against going to Inspire. ”
October 1st, 2020
Love the clean energy subscription
“ Amazing product. No longer have to worry about crazy bills. All sourced from renewables. ”
August 27th, 2020
“ don't know why I'm hearing so many issues we love the service just as the sales man explained was not a astronomical savings but what we where told approx. $50 a month $600 for the year with clean energy we sighed up Feb. 2020 I hope these issues are resolved ”
August 13th, 2020
Scam, scam, scam
“ This is a scam. My energy bill is usually around $200, l signed up after l was told l would save. My bill has been in the $300-400 range. Never sign up with them. Useless company ”
August 12th, 2020
Beware of Inspire
“ They changed MY electric account without MY permission and without ever speaking with ME or obtaining MY signature or approval. MY electric bills have doubled and even tripled!! I don't care who lives with me, it is my electric account, my responsibility and noone other than me has authority to change anything. I hold INSPIRE totally accountable for fraud!!!! ”
July 19th, 2020
Stay away, Shady electric company
“ They tricked me into their plan with door to door sales person and pressure tactic. I initially got lower rates for first 3 months, but later they switched me into their higher rate plan. Customer service sucks. I somehow managed to get rid of them. ”
July 18th, 2020
“ Dont fall for the BS of renewable energy. Just another 3rd party supplier with shady sales tactics. If a salesman happens to approach you, dont fall for any pressured tactics. Their ridiculously high rates are slightly cheaper on their website!!! ”
June 14th, 2020
Inspire is a complete ripoff!!!!!!
“ i was told by the salesman that my bill would be 109.99 every month. i was never told that was only their portion of the bill. i was made to believe that would be my entire energy bill, which is my average bill for the year. so i have been paying double until my contract ends. such a scam!!!!!!!! do not sign up!!!!!!!!!!!! i am waiting for a class action suit to join!!!!!!!!!!!! ”
June 3rd, 2020
Would you like to double your electric bill, please?
“ Girl came to my door and sold me on it. I used to pay $60/mo. Now I pay $150/mo. Best part is that she came back a few months ago asking again to lower my electric bill. She swore she had never been in my neighborhood. Say what? I can't afford to double my bills...neither can you. Buyer beware. ”
May 18th, 2020
“ I signed up at a local grocery store with promises of my bill being the same. The bill was the same for the first 6 months and then I saw a DRAMATIC increase. My bill went from $100 monthly to $300 because my "intro offer" had expired. I called Jan 6th to cancel my services with Inspire, and was still billed for the next four months (April 2020) with inspire. I called and got confirmation numbers each time but was told that "they weren't communicating well" with our power company. Interesting. They ended up refunding me the difference that I would've paid using my regular supplier but just awful on their end. ”
April 13th, 2020
“ Poor experience with them. Some rep came to my apartment and insisted me sign the tranfer because rates were cheap and its a renewable energy. So i signed it. But for next 2 months i received highest amount bills. Thank God i moved out from there and cancelled my service ”
March 11th, 2020
“ I joined because they offered a lower rate but they didn't inform me that they would hike up the rate to double what it should be whenever they please and now I'm stuck with a $300 light bill for a single person. ”
March 10th, 2020
Dishonest sales tactics, dishonest rate hikes
I spoke with reps at a reputable grocery store. Went against my usual MO and trusted what they said was true. I agreed to a "usage monitor" to see how their monthly would compare to my current. Wrong. My fault for trusting, but I signed up for a service transfer. 100% misrepresentation.
When I realized this, I called Inspire and was reminded numerous times that I signed the contract. "Did you sign anything?" "Did you sign the iPad?" "You signed your name"... obviously a very common complaint. I finally told the exceedingly bright and cheery woman on the phone that I heard her the first 5 times and she could stop reminding me that I believed her rep's lies.
So, at this point, I was still hoping that shady recruitment notwithstanding, that the entry would be from green sources and wouldn't cost me any more than I was already paying. I had my current rate in hand and she said "you will be charged X from us" which matched my current rate exactly. So I figured what the heck, I really like the idea of renewable energy so I'll give it a shot.
Well, I was correctly charged that rate month one. The next bill came and my rate had been raised 26%. Im willing to pay a little more for renewal energy. But 26% hike is obviously not to cover costs. It's to line pockets.
This is the kind of company who is playing on conservationally conscious people who are trusting that a renewable energy company will be on our side as well as the planet's. It's not. Inspire is out to rip you off under the guise of renewable energy. Shame on them and shame on me for trusting. I went against my usual M.O. that day and learned my lesson. ”
February 21st, 2020
Potential door to door sales scam
“ 2 young men in black sweater jackets with pink Inspire insignia came to my door on a Saturday. Wanted to see my electric bill or have me give information from it. Started conversation flashing a card stating I should have seen pie charts of something on my bill and stated in a VERY condescending manner that I didn't respond to questionnaire on the bill like I was supposed to. Said they would wait while I got bill, told them I didn't want to do it right then. the pushy one tried more and the other one cut hum off stating thank you goodbye. He realized I was wary of a scam. ”
November 9th, 2019