Certified Form Letter

FROM: Certified U.S. Postal Mail #….
Energy Customer’s Name
Street Address
City State Zip

TO:
Energy Provider
Street Address
City State Zip

Date of letter

NOTICE OF NO CONSENT TO TRESPASS AND SURVEILLANCE, NOTICE OF LIABILITY

Dear (Energy Provider) and all agents, officers, employees, contractors and interested parties,

If you intend to install a “Smart Meter” or any activity monitoring device at the above address, you and all other parties are hereby denied consent for installation and use of all such device on the above property and installation and use of any activity monitoring device is hereby refused and prohibited. Informed consent is legally required for installation of any surveillance device and any device that will collect and transmit private and personal data to undisclosed and unauthorized parties for undisclosed and unauthorized purposes. Authorization for sharing of personal and private information may only be given by the originator and subject of that information. That authorization is hereby denied and refused with regard to the above property and all its occupants. “Smart Meters” violate the law and cause endangerment to residents by the following factors:
1. They individually identify electrical devices inside the home and record when they are operated causing invasion of privacy.
2. They monitor household activity and occupancy in violation of rights and domestic security.
3. They transmit wireless signals which may be intercepted by unauthorized and unknown parties. Those signals can be used to monitor behavior and occupancy and they can be used by criminals to aid criminal activity against the occupants.
4. Data about occupant’s daily habits and activities are collected, recorded and stored in permanent databases which are accessed by parties not authorized or invited to know and share that private data.
5. Those with access to the smart meter databases can review a permanent history of household activities complete with calendar and time-of-day metrics to gain a highly invasive and detailed view of the lives of the occupants.
6. Those databases may be shared with, or fall into the hands of criminals, blackmailers, law enforcement, private hackers of wireless transmissions, power company employees, and other unidentified parties who may act against the interests of the occupants under metered surveillance.
7. “Smart Meters” are, by definition, surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws by recording and storing databases of private and personal activities and behaviors without the consent or knowledge of those people who are monitored.
8. It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.
9. Your company has not adequately disclosed the particular recording and transmission capabilities of the smart meter, or the extent of the data that will be recorded, stored and shared, or the purposes to which the data will and will not be put.

I forbid, refuse and deny consent of any installation and use of any monitoring, eavesdropping, and surveillance devices on my property, my place of residence and my place of occupancy. That applies to and includes “Smart Meters” and activity monitoring devices of any and all kinds. Any attempt to install any such device directed at me, other inhabitants, guests, my property or residence will constitute trespass, stalking, wiretapping and unlawful surveillance, all prohibited and punishable by law through criminal and civil complaints. All persons, government agencies and private organizations responsible for installing or operating monitoring devices directed at or recording my activities, which I have not specifically authorized in writing, will be fully liable for any violations, intrusions, harm or negative consequences caused or made possible by those devices whether those negative consequences are justified by “law” or not..

This is legal notice. After this delivery the liabilities listed above may not be denied or avoided by parties named and implied in this notice.

Notice to principal is notice to agent and notice to agent is notice to principal. All rights reserved.

Signature

Name of energy user and/or customer

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7 Responses to Certified Form Letter

  1. Xavier Tooke says:

    This letter, modified with my particulars, was sent by certified mail to ONCOR, Dallas on June 28th. I have also posted a “No Consent” notice on my analog meter and “NO TRESPASS for Installation of Smart Meter” notices on my property gates. In addition, I’ve sent letters of concern to the Mayor & City Council members of the city of Plano and distributed copies of this letter, the letter to the city officials and an appeal to my neighbors in a multi-block area encouraging them to also refuse such meters.

    • ccarriger says:

      Thank you for taking action! Further beneficial actions might be to call and /or send a letter to your state Representative, asking them to put pressure on the PUC to stop treating this as a mandatory requirement, which is not stated as such in the Law – even the author of the Texas legislation (HB 2129) Representative Bonner stated that this “did not create a mandate for smart meter installation”, and that the PUC should correct their oversight in this matter! Here’s Rep. Bonner’s Letter right here.

  2. Robert Ray says:

    I stopped Trinity Valley Electric Coop from installing one of these a couple weeks ago (stood in their way and said no) and they said their lawyer would call me. I faxed the no consent letter with my particulars and went immediately and certified mailed a signed copy. I recieved a signed reciept of delivery several days ago. Yesterday they slipped onto the property and did it anyway. Is there any legal recourse? This was in Henderson County, Texas.

    • ccarriger says:

      Robert, to my knowledge there is very little recourse possibility-although if your property is “Posted” or has No Trespassing, there may be some reason to come at them that way…either way, your best contact might be the local Sheriff, as I think they are the appropriate ‘law enforcement’
      since this is not a criminal matter. This supposition is based on comments from various folks that I have talked to. Even if you can ‘press charges’, it likely will either get tossed out, or do very little to hamper the TDU co. (Oncor or whomever…). HOwever, I don’t want to discourage your looking into this possible route, as I am not an authority on the law. If you do follow this through, and learn anything that might be helpful to others, please come back and share your experience. Success or fail…what would be learned might be worth the effort. It also may depend on your particular officials how things go…another jurisdiction could net different results.

      Further action that I feel might be of use to your cause, might be to call, and followup with a letter to your Tx State Rep and or Senator. Also, Rep. Van TAylor has made the statement that he wants to hear from those who have any ‘stories’ to tell regarding the Smart Meters. So, here is his State contact website-http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=66 please send him an email with your disappointing experience, and maybe even tell him why it is that you are against having the smart meter – and lastly, tell him you appreciate him looking in to the matter…in fact, I believe he plans on submitting an ‘anti-smart meter’ bill (not sure the wording or terms he will use…).

      I appreciate your posting your question – this is a common question folks have…I hope my answer helps a little! Please share our website with others- we need more to oppose this awful technology.

      Thanks, and God Bless you!
      Cindy

      • Eldon Burr says:

        I too, am in Henderson county and the meter was installed without me even noticing. They are not wi-fi but rather communicate by sending a signal over the power line at regular intervals which can be heard over programs when listening to AM radio.

        Unfortunately, I can say from experience that our congressman (Jeb Hensarling) is opposed to most rational or logical arguments. His politics are rooted in propaganda and misconceptions. I have not tried to contact our new senator (Ted Cruz) however, so he may or may not be an ally.

        The fact that there is no opt-out signifies to me that this is not for YOU or the public’s best interest. I feel the same way about the switch to digital television as well as infringements on the second amendment.

        It reeks of the Nazi mantra regarding the delousing chambers-

        “This is for your safety, the safety of the officer as well as any other citizens that
        might be nearby.”

      • Eric Austin says:

        It is a Criminal Matter. They are violating Federal and State Criminal Law. Wire tapping is a Felony. Not to mention the danger to life and limb by the harm caused by the radiation. That is premeditated murder.

  3. Azzmador says:

    @ Eric Austin – I agree, in theory, but just try getting Henderson County to do anything about it. Here in the little pothole town of Coffee City we had landslide victories in every office up for election, and the hated, former officials refused to leave for over a month after the new council was sworn in, even denying them access to city hall. Despite TV and newspaper coverage, County Attorney Clint Davis, (remember that name, for it is rumored that the swine is considering running for state-wide office) would not even issue a legal opinion, and D.A. Scott McKee took no interest either. The Sheriff was deaf to all requests for help. We had to get our state rep involved. So good luck getting these jerks to do the right thing when it comes to a big power company.

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