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At Solar Power of Oklahoma, we have always prided ourselves on upholding the highest ethical standards in the solar energy industry. Our commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and community has been unwavering. That is why we are deeply grateful to Attorney General Gentner Drummond and OG&E for their recent efforts to protect Oklahomans from the predatory practices of out-of-state door-knocking solar companies.

On May 15, 2024, Attorney General Drummond and OG&E issued a joint warning about scams involving solar energy equipment and services. These scams often involve aggressive phone and door-to-door sales tactics by companies from states like Utah and California. These out-of-state operators have been misleading homeowners with false promises and high-pressure tactics, attempting to take advantage of unsuspecting Oklahomans.

At Solar Power of Oklahoma, we believe that trust is the foundation of our relationship with our customers. This is why we do not engage in door-to-door sales. We understand that such practices can be intrusive and can undermine the trust that is so essential in our industry. Instead, we focus on providing accurate information and exceptional service to those who seek us out, ensuring that our customers make informed decisions based on their specific needs and circumstances.

The recent increase in fraudulent activity, including automated phone calls and door-to-door solicitations falsely claiming partnerships with reputable companies like OG&E, is deeply troubling. These scams not only put Oklahomans at risk of financial loss but also damage the reputation of the solar industry as a whole.

We applaud Attorney General Drummond for his vigilance in protecting our community. His advice to remain cautious with high-pressure sales tactics and to always verify the legitimacy of any offer is crucial. Likewise, OG&E’s clear stance against these deceptive practices and their efforts to inform and protect their customers are commendable. Their joint initiative provides invaluable guidance to help Oklahomans avoid falling victim to these scams.

Here are some important tips from the Consumer Protection Unit of the Attorney General’s office to help you stay safe:

  • No reputable company will pressure you to sign up immediately.
  • No reputable company will demand payment upfront or in a specific format (e.g., wire transfer, Venmo/CashApp/Zelle, gift cards, cryptocurrency).
  • Ignore numbers you don’t recognize.
  • If you believe an offer might be real, verify it by going directly to the OG&E website and contacting their customer assistance line.
  • If you miss a call from an unknown number, do not call back.
  • Remind elderly friends and neighbors who may be vulnerable to these types of scams about ways to avoid becoming a victim.

If you believe you have been targeted by a phone scam, please contact the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General at consumerprotection@oag.ok.gov or (833) 681-1895.

At Solar Power of Oklahoma, we are dedicated to providing reliable, honest, and ethical solar energy solutions. We are committed to protecting our community from unscrupulous practices and ensuring that our customers receive the best possible service. We stand with Attorney General Drummond and OG&E in their efforts to safeguard Oklahomans from fraud, and we pledge to continue upholding the standards of integrity that our customers deserve.

Thank you, Attorney General Drummond and OG&E, for your unwavering dedication to the well-being of our community. Together, we can ensure a brighter and more secure future for all Oklahomans.

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