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scottish power capped meter re:standing charges debt - now with EDF but they wont uncap it!

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hiya im in Scotland if that helps......


i stopped using / topping up my pay as u go gas meter 2 yrs ago as i walked miles to *local* shop

, got a tenner top up, inserted in meter and it took it for debt. was very infuriating.


since then the meter was capped but i am now getting harassed for 418 pounds.

just for "standing charges"


scottish power have made a supposed deal with me to pay 37 quid per month but i cant afford that as i am on ESA and only get 100 pounds per week.


i find this VERY unfair.


can anyone offer any advice on what to do?


to me this a real con.

i switched to EDF to see if i could "wangle" my way out of the debt and get gas back on


the engineer came out thursday and told me i need to have credit in said meter to get it uncapped.


he also told me he has been dealing with a lot of similar cases recently.


i personally think this is totally wrong the this supposed Great Britain.


just wondering what to do as its rather cold up here just now

and its make my already depressed life even more miserable.


thankas for reading guys. :violin:

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See if you can switch supplier. Apparently, if you owe less than £500 you can switch. A new supplier may offer to change the meter setting. You would then have a supply and can sort out the debt with Scottish Power separately.


Worth asking around to see whether any other Energy companies will take on your supply, so you can have a pay as you go arrangement that works for you.

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cant see how they can add standing charges after the meter was capped?

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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it is ongoing. apparently simply because i *have* the meter.. im gonna phone them tomorrow. also it seems quite a hefty amount considering. i should phone them for an explanation but i hate speaking to ill educated youngsters in call centres.

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