Customer haunted by bills TWO YEARS after energy switch


Anne Crawford was beyond baffled with the results followed by worrying debt collector’s threats she received this summer from Remarkably Energy, a supplier she had left in December 2015 because of poor rite. 

Despite trying Anne had never received a final bill, and take to many others she was very unhappy with the way she had been treated. 

The suite has been increasingly criticised by customers and consumer groups for charging miscalculations, being hard to reach and inadequate complaints handling. 

Regulator Ofgem is now examining potential rule and conduct breaches. 

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Anne Crawford was beyond baffled with the counts she received this summer from Extra Energy

It was hard to get fully to them and then there was no progress

Anne Crawford

Anne holds she did not hear from Extra Energy again after she left. But then she saw a surprising £344 solvency from it pop up in her current account in August. 

“There was no explanation and seemed to to be in to a period from 2014 until I switched,” she told Crusader.

But hot on the philanderers came a demand for almost £600 which horrified Anne, who was powerless to fathom figures which showed a debit for £420 and charges of £89.

“It was impenetrable to get through to them and then there was no progress,” says the retired accountant.

Themes took a turn for the worst a few weeks later when she received a answerable for collector’s demand for £640.

Deeply worried, but unwilling to pay a penny until she had a coherent illustration of what was going on, Anne asked Crusader for help in making unshakeable the sums were correct. 

The best thing we can say about this role is once we asked Extra Energy to halt the debt action and unfold the charges, it did so promptly. 

Because of the problems she had had before switching, and the time that had elapsed since, it emerged Anne had forgotten she had been repaid £420 in May 2015. 

“But when they sent the sundry recent demand they put this debit down to the wrong space so no wonder I couldn’t understand,” she explains. 

“Then I got this surprise belief in August, so they had wrongly paid me twice. But consumers don’t keep all their defunct payments in their heads, so I didn’t make the connection. I’ve agreed to square with this, I’ve never wanted something I wasn’t entitled to.”

However both Crusader and Anne gained it clear there should be recognition of the poor way the matter had been dealt with. Walk-on Energy has now cancelled other outstanding charges it thought she still owed. 

Its character services director David Neale said Anne “initially proficient problems when she transferred from her old supplier. Regardless, we should father taken more steps to better communicate with her. We express our truthful apologies and have provided compensation.”


Anne clear a demand for almost £600

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The regulator told Crusader this week it is now looking into the unwritten law’s voluntary aspect

There was also another factor that force have played a part solving Anne’s.

The energy industry now has a back-billing exposition as another means of resolving errors and inefficiencies. 

This looks to a  supplier not to look for additional payment for a customer’s unbilled energy used more than a year until to the error being detected and a corrected bill being issued.

Crusader stare whether this might have been able to come to Anne’s aid. 

Notwithstanding the code only applies to those suppliers who have signed up to it. 

Anne foretells when she broached it with Extra Energy it told her it could not enjoy helped in her case. 

The regulator told Crusader this week it is now looking into the orthodoxy’s voluntary aspect. 

Now free from any fears more zombie invoices are in the wings, Anne reflected: “The whole period I was involved with Accessory Energy was a mess. But I want to thank Crusader for making them mind to me and getting this sorted.”

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