Consumer watchdog suspects electricity companies are deceiving Norwegians on pricing

Inger Lise BlyverketPhoto: VIDAR RUUD / NTB
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The Consumer Council believes that 29 electricity companies have engaged in extensive price fraud.

On Tuesday, the Consumer Council complained to the Norwegian Consumer Agency about 29 electricity companies.

The Consumer Council believes that the companies have engaged in extensive price cheating, tricking Norwegians into believing that they have the cheapest electricity agreement.

Secret price supplement

“We have revealed that the electricity companies are simply fooling people with a type of agreement they call purchase price agreements. 

“They are sold as ordinary agreements, and these are the agreements that are most often recommended to people,” Inger Lise Blyverket, director of the Consumer Council, told newspaper VG.

According to Blyverket, the purchase price agreement is a kind of agreement where the companies, in addition to the usual price supplements, also impose a secret supplement.

“You must be extremely alert to be able to discover what constitutes the total price,” Blyverket said.

The Consumer Council fears that the scope of the misleading efforts is greater than what they have been able to uncover so far.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "Consumer watchdog suspects electricity companies are deceiving Norwegians on pricing"

  1. This is happening everyday, I am receiving phone calls and door visits frequently of electric companies’ agents promoting their business. It is confusing they way those salespeople are trying to lure individuals about electricity prices.

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