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UK: ‘Error’ causes SSE smart meters to tell customers they’d spent £20k on gas and electricity in just one day

From the Sun

March 5, 2017
By Kathryn Cain

The company said no one would be charged extra due to the fault.

CUSTOMERS were being quoted thousands of pounds for one DAY’s worth of gas and electricity due to a cock up with one energy company’s smart meters. 253 more words

Netherlands study: electronic energy meters’ false readings almost 6 times higher than actual energy consumption

The greatest inaccuracies were seen when dimmers combined with energy saving light bulbs and LED bulbs were connected to the system.

From University of Twente, Netherlands…

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Is PG&E overbilling opt-out customers with "estimated" utility bills?

From EMF Safety Network

February 9, 2017

If you are a smart meter opt-out customer, you might want to call PG&E to find out if they’ve correctly billed you. 500 more words

Co-Owner Of Medical Transport Company Gets 5 Years For Fraud

CHICAGO – The co-owner of a Chicago-based medical transport company who was convicted of overbilling Medicaid has been sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $4 million in restitution. 238 more words

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Tucson, Arizona: Huge water bill for new house with no running water -- "The meters are wrong."

Spokesperson Fernando Molina says that while meter malfunctions are possible. [t]here’s been less than 5 documented cases in the last 20 years.

“There is always that chance that the meter is over-registering but it is extremely rare…”

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Colorado: Energy bill quadrupled after Xcel installed "Smart" Meter

Protest a high bill and report it to the consumer affairs or attorney general’s office in your state or province. There is usually an appeal process where a customer does not have to pay the contested amount. 410 more words