$950 deposit here on an average monthly bill of $100 (no late payments). This equates to a free loan.
Accumulated "deposits" from all the customers they are able to affect with even remote plausibility must relate to untold millions. Aren't there any lawyers out there interested in a class action suit? An alternative might be to begin some consumer group to buy small amounts of stock and raise *** at stockholder meetings. There are many ways to affect those of detached indifference.
It's just a matter of the right person locating their sack and then having the horsepower to kick hard enough to worry their urologist. (Personally, I'd call that cleansing the gene pool but these morons aren't going to get it until irate customers are at their homes with torches and pitchforks.) You'd think that the under-grumblings of an increasingly disenfranchised population in the wake of "Bailouts" would have woken these guys up. But not!!! Check out the corporate bios of the WGL Holdings principals: http://www.wglholdings.com/directors.cfm; Lawyers, US Representatives, Bank Officers, etc.
Want to get these wankers where it hurts? Call your aunts, uncles, grandparents, brothers, sisters, or anyone who may be involved in the financial industry at a high level (hedge funds, etc), and let them know that WGL Holdings is mining their customers for free loans and is going to have their rear ends sued off. Then find someone in congress or a lobbyist or competitors who have symbiotic agendas and let them know of the opportunity. Remember guys, in this country, it's only a matter of how much time and effort will be needed to identify the right opposing force.
Then light the fuse.
Believe me, these people have it coming to them in a huge freakin way and I personally will shed no tears when they declare personal bankruptcy and/or end up in club fed with their new best friend: Bubba. I'll send them some Vaseline.
Monetary Loss: $1000.