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Consumer Complaints

BBB Accredited Business since 8/18/1998

IGS Energy

(614) 659-5000

Customer Complaints Summary

167 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 49 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 93
Billing/Collection Issues 27
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 46
Total Closed Complaints 167

Additional Complaint Information

This company has a pattern of customer complaints alleging aggressive sales tactics and billing issues. 

On October 10, 2013 BBB sent return receipt email correspondence to IGS Energy requesting their voluntary cooperation in resolving complaints on file with BBB and providing steps it will implement to eliminate the pattern of customer complaints.

On October 22, 2013 the business responded to BBB providing a description of their billing process and their sales staff policies. Specifically they stated: "IGS recognizes that the interaction between sales agent and prospective customer is personal and should be one in which the prospective customer is treated respectfully and one in which the agent performs professionally". 

On November 7, 2013, BBB met with executives of IGS who indicated they will: 1. have more oversight of their solicitation processes, 2. obtain solicitation permits in all of the areas where they sell and 3. implement an analytics tool enabling them to monitor “non-sale” interactions.

BBB will monitor this company’s efforts, and this aspect of the Business Review will be updated when additional information becomes available. 

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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