Old couple gets £49,000 gas bill shocker from NPower
Obviously this is some kind of butterfingered incompetent mistake from the doofuses (doofi?) at NPower, but incredibly they had been trying to stick by it. Before they received the bill, The Savages got a phone call from the company telling them to prepare themselves for an extremely large bill, and advised them to cancel their monthly £52 direct debit, or their account would be completely wiped out.
(Is it me, or does that seem REALLY WEIRD?)
The bill arrived, with a letter advising Mr Savage to increase his Direct Debit to £7000(!). When Mr Savage called NPower, the call centre lackey was as shocked as he was, and told him that not even Wembley Stadium would be able to run up a gas bill like that. They told him it probably had something to do with a new meter that was installed last year, and not at all anything to do with them being complete idiots.
Meanwhile these poor pensioners have blood pressure through the roof and are afraid to open the door in case the bailiffs come. But NPower said:
‘We are very sorry to hear about the problems Mr and Mrs Savage are having. We have put a stop on the account while we investigate.’
As they’re the most complained about energy company in the Big Six, maybe they could also try to investigate why they’re so crap.