Let's hope "NAKED ENERGY" isn't one of these scams.
There are however serious questions being raised about the "NAKED ENERGY" company - questions that give rise to issues like consumer fraud.
NAKED ENERGY COMPANY
The "Naked Energy" company is a business name only. It has taken much work to expose the actual corporate name for the entity. It is Bazo (like Bozo?) Pty Ltd., ACN 154306840. It is listed with ASIC not at their offices in Smithfield, but at a residential address in Westcourt, and was registered only six months ago.
The "offices" are at Smithfield in the Campus Village Centre. This was the previous location of a water tank scam called "Jim's Water Tanks", that was shut down by ASIC after thousands lost millions of $$$. Supposedly selling Chinese-sourced products. Coincidence?
The phone number is shown as beginning with "42". This was explained as "because it's digital". All phones are digital, mate. This is a common tactic with boileroom sales operations.
The "Naked Energy" website has no BSA permit number listed, as required of online advertising. This could be because "Naked Energy" has no BSA permits for this work. BSA licences DO exist for the corporate entity "Bazo P/L", but NOT for electrical work! An electrical licence is required for the main products they're selling!
The licence is shown at a residential address in Palm Cove. Is this the same company? Hard to know. And "Naken Energy" isn't the same, either. Details are important.
And the director, who said on the radio this morning "he was actively involved doing installs before active running of the company" could not have done so - HE ALSO HAS NO BSA LICENCE!
And the company has been advertising heavily on the internet for primarily backpackers to work at the company's "phone room" in Smithfield - PROMISING $8K-$15K PER MONTH FOR SELLING THESE SYSTEMS. Over $100K to a backpacker selling from a "phone room". What does that sound like to you??
So the company is a dud.
CEO "WADE ALLEN"
He says he's a graduate of Canadian Uni Simon Fraser. No listing for him there. He claims to own another public company, "Akasha Tao Entertainment". There is an ASIC listing for this company, at the same Westcourt rented accommodation, issued the same time as Bazo Pty. Ltd. It isn't public.
He also claims to have been a real estate agent in Canada. This seems like it might have been true, at least for a while.
Is this someone you want to buy an expensive solar electric system from?
Lots of questions about this crew. The splashy marketing and 4CA backing just heighten the suspicion. We're recommending you give this company a pass. A very WIDE pass.
We've turned over our suspicions to the BSA and Department of Migration.