from pillar to post…

Further to my ongoing dispute with Scottish Power – this nation\’s biggest electricity provider – here is a brief update.

Currently, for every £17 I am paying directly into my pre-payment service, I am receiving 39p of power. Despite my paying £1,560 over the past six years to cover an original debt of less than £200, the powers that be are under the misconception that this debt remains unpaid. In total I have paid them £3,995 over that same period for my supply.

Having changed over the old token meter for a newer, allegedly more efficient model, Scottish Power remotely reset the meter to collect £16.61 pw to cover this alleged outstanding debt. Last week I sought legal advice via the Citizen\’s Advice Bureau and they agreed to lower the fixed weekly charge to a more manageable £4.66 pw while they investigate the case.

That was on Tuesday. In the interim I have spent a total of £45 ($70) for one week\’s supply, and they have not reset the prepayment figure as agreed. They have consistently refused to send out an engineer to reset the meter – even though there are several engineers in the area engaged in replacing existing meters – and every attempt on their part to reset it remotely to the agreed lower rate has so far failed. Apparently, there is still blood to be squeezed out of this stone.

Apparently, too, they have little qualms standing by while me and my son slowly freeze to death.

Now, that\’s what I call an excellent service.

Well done, Scottish Power; you are a bunch of f@cking crooks.

I am not alone. Thanks to Jon from Poetry Is For Assholes for sharing this via Dear Kitty. Some Blog:

\”The economic crisis continues.

A survey released Wednesday shows that utility service was cut off to 1 in 20 households in the US in 2007, spelling hardship for families forced to go without heat, hot water, lighting, or cooking facilities, and exposing them to the danger of house fires: here.

Hunger and homelessness grow across US cities: here.

Madoff collapse has global impact: here.

While the Bush administration has yet to reveal its rescue package for the auto industry, the collapse of worldwide auto production has accelerated, with major US and European automakers announcing unprecedented production suspensions: here.

Less than three months after assuming office, the future of Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso is in doubt as both the economy and his government’s approval ratings have plunged sharply: here.

British economy sinks like a stone: here.

Recession looms for Turkish economy as job losses accelerate: here.\”



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