Energy Theft is when a person intentionally, damages, diverts, or dishonestly uses energy without due authority.
Energy Theft is incredibly dangerous, it puts not only yourself at risk but your family, your home, and your neighbours. Meter tampering can cause electrocution, electrical fires, and explosions.
Yes, Energy Theft is a crime. There are many laws that relate to the theft of energy and it can result in fines of £2,000 or up to 5 years imprisonment for those found guilty.
If you suspect that your own supply or anyone else’s supply may have been tampered with, you should contact your energy supplier as soon as possible to report it.
If you are concerned about reporting it and would prefer to remain anonymous, you may prefer to contact Crimestoppers or UKRPA where you can report it online or speak to them in strict confidentiality.
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