It looks like a whole host of us have not been reclaiming the money that is rightfully ours after we've closed accounts with energy providers. You're smart enough to know that the energy companies are quite happy for you to leave it in their care and not do a damned thing about it.
Somewhere in advance of £200m has been left in 3.5 million frozen accounts, discovered by Ofgem, and Energy UK want everyone to get their money back.
British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, ScottishPower and SSE have all been asked to refund old customers, but obviously, they need to be ordered to do it.
So how can you get your cash back? Well, Energy UK has launched the My Energy Credit campaign and they reckon they've already got £50m back into the hands of the people who were owed it. Now they want everyone else to get on it. They've set up a website, which you can see here, as well as a helpline and freepost address. Concerning the latter, you can call 0370 737 7770 or write to:
My Energy Credit
47 Aylesbury Road
Thame, OX9 3PG
Energy UK chief executive Lawrence Slade said: "This campaign aims to inform customers throughout the UK about money that might be owed to them by their previous energy supplier. Energy companies have long had systems in place to give back energy credit to customers. This campaign spreads awareness and makes it easier for consumers to check whether they are owed money or not."
So don't miss out. If you think you're owed money by an energy company, chase them up and you'll have a nice little bonus to spend on dirty books, booze or whatever it is that tickles your pickle.