I’m always looking for the next scam in the energy market. When I found the Ambit Energy scam I was disappointed. I usually find out that a former employee is mad, so he/she came up with a way to convince others that his/her former employer is scamming its customers. That is not the case this time.
Again, Ambit Energy is not a scam.
People in general have a problem with MLM companies because of religious overtones in the meetings. The group meetings in an MLM have often been compared to a cult meeting.
Let me say it again, it is not a scam! It is part of an MLM. An MLM is like a pyramid scheme; the people at the top get richer as the people at the bottom work their way up. Isn’t that how every company is?
The FTC has ruled against many MLM companies and closed them down. Ambit Energy continues to operate and sell quite a bit of electric service. They have sold so much energy that an umbrella company of TXU Energy bought Ambit Energy as one of their many brands.
Depending on how coercive, manipulative, religiously zealous your particular Ambit MLM group is you may be in a micro-cult. I’m positive Ambit Energy would not condone coercive control for better business results. A thought to ponder is that manipulation and angry bosses is something you find in the workplace as well however the MLM business environment is different.
I don’t know if you understand exactly what an MLM is. I know I didn’t, so allow me to give some an example. If I was in an MLM, I would try to get about three people under me and allow them to have three people under them. This way, I’d have a total of 12 people under me. The more people that work under me, the more money I get paid.
There are several MLMs out there like Mary Kay, Amway and many others that are successful. The FTC has gotten involved at time and so there can be some gray area and the MLM could fall back into an area of concern if left unchecked.
Most people don’t want to join an MLM, like the so called “Ambit Energy Scam“, because it is a lot of work to get three people under you. I’m not saying you can’t make money because like every job, it take a lots of work. Most people feel they are getting scammed from MLMs when a family member talks them into joining up with a promise that they can be successful.
The MXEnergy Scam was about a former employee that did not understand the variable rate plan. The Energy Plus Scam was about a customer getting mad because his/her variable rate plan changed after the first month. This scam is not like these scams.
When I said earlier that I was disappointed, I should have said I was relieved that it wasn’t about someone misunderstanding what a variable rate plan is. Something interesting I found out about Ambit Energy is they are one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Does that mean that they are the best electric company? No! There are many things other than growth that make a good energy company.
In conclusion, please know that if you want to sign up with Ambit Energy you do not have to through its MLM program.
For other Energy Company so called scams follow Electric Rates on Twitter.