Throwback to June 2022
It’s becoming increasingly common for energy companies to be doing some extremely outlandish things. But this man was informed by his wife that British Gas had broken into their house… To remove their Gas metre.
British Gas stated that they were chasing a bill which had been unpaid for over 17 years, while Dox states that the property hasn’t had a gas metre for 30 years.
The BG employees admitted to picking the lock on the property and had a letter stating they’d requested a warrant – but didn’t have one to hand.
In a later video, Dox advised that the company no longer know where the warrant is – meaning they probably didn’t have one in the first place.
But this isn’t the first time an energy company has tried to have bailiffs go after the wrong person.
In 2019, a man was provided with a bill from Scottish Power stating he owed over £2,000 in gas and electric arrears at his property between 2016 and 2017. But the man had only lived in that property since 2019, and was using EON rather than Scottish Power.
After over six months of sorting the mess out with Scottish Power, they recently sent the man another bill for the same time frame and a time between 2020 and 2021. Upon speaking with the company, Scottish Power suggested to “call EON and request the money back to pay us”.
A commenter on Dox Docherty’s video also stated that Warehouse Utility attended their property without a warrant and stole £700.
In a time where energy prices are skyrocketing, the private energy sector is still being run by the greedy – they just can’t get enough.
So, to anyone reading this, make sure to lose and chain your doors shut. You don’t know who might try to get in. Whether it’s burglars or British Gas – it’s daylight robbery.
Since I originally wrote this article, another TikTok has been brought to my attention of British Gas, yet again, entering a property without consent.
This is downright disgusting.
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