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Green power companies supplying energy to District of Columbia and Maryland residents are under scrutiny for allegedly luring customers with promises of cheaper monthly energy bills — then jacking up the prices.

Complaints against green energy companies delivering power to D.C. and Maryland residents are on the rise, The Washington Post reports.

The D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel has recorded 145 consumer complaints against seven green power providers this year. Approximately 75 percent of those complaints come from wards that are overwhelmingly minority and have high poverty rates. According to the OPC, many people filing complaints are senior citizens.