'Ban doorstep selling of energy services in France'

Doorstep selling of electricity and gas contracts should be banned because of the large number of crooks employed by suppliers, according to the newly-appointed ombudsman for the energy sector.

Olivier Challan Belval, who took up the role last November, said in a statement that he was astounded by the number of complaints from energy users about the tactics used by doorstep sales teams. “It is inadmissible that consumers find themselves with energy contracts ...

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