Dating service consumer bill of rights
A deposit may be required at any time if the Member payment record falls below that of a Member in good standing. You have 25 days after the billing date shown on your electric bill to pay your electric bill.
After 25 days, the bill will be considered past due and a late charge will be added to your account. The Cooperative will notify you with the next month’s bill that you have a past due account and the date for which service is subject for disconnection.
Consumer Alerts are not legal advice, legal authority, or a binding legal opinion from the Department of Attorney General.
Dating services, whether online or "real life," can lead to more than romantic encounters.
Failure to receive a bill shall not exempt the Member from payment of a bill or service charge.. As a Member, you can name another person to receive a copy of your electric bill.
This person may be able to help you avoid having your electric service disconnected but is not obligated to pay the bills. You have the responsibility to notify the Cooperative in writing if there is someone in your household who is either chronically or seriously ill, disabled or on an electrically operated life support system.
In addition to carefully reviewing the contract, there are other steps consumers can take to protect themselves before signing a contract with a real-world dating service.
Here are a several additional tips: The Attorney General publishes a wide variety of consumer alerts for the benefit of Michigan consumers.
The tips immediately below apply to all types of dating services.
Tips specific to online or location-based services are listed later.
Risks consumers should be aware of: In order to register for an online dating service, consumers are often asked to provide exhaustive personal information.
You have the right to electric service if you establish satisfactory credit and provide the Cooperative with necessary and reasonable access to your property for your electric service and that of neighboring property. You have the right to establish your credit in any one of three ways: (1) the Cooperative will perform a credit check to determine if a deposit is required; (2) you may make a cash deposit; (3) you may provide a Member in good standing to guarantee payment of your bills up to the amount of the deposit.
The Cooperative will endeavor to fully explain all means of establishing credit. Any cash deposit you make will be refundable after twenty-four (24) consecutive months, in the form of a credit to the 25th bill, provided the member has fulfilled all obligations provided for in the service agreement.
How this information will be handled varies widely between companies.