ChatterBank1 min ago
British Gas Scam?
Just had an email saying British Gas want to replace my gas and electric meters as they are “getting old”. Probably from 1960s when house was built. Is this a scam?? If not what happens if l say No? Thanks all. I had no choice but to join British Gas when Ebico moved over to them, I will be comparing prices when my tariff finishes in July anyway.
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As far as I know smart meters have to be installed in every address in the UK at a date quite soon. If they want to install a new meter it will certainly be a smart one. You don't have to have one, but why not ? I had gas and electric meters installed with SSE to save estimated bills. I would phone British Gas to be sure its genuine and arrange a new contract.
playersdigger, they have to be offered, not installed unless certain circs happen.....energy companies can also make having a smart meter a requirement for some tariffs https:/
/www.of gem.gov .uk/con sumers/ househo ld-gas- and-ele ctricit y-guide /consum er-guid e-under standin g-energ y-meter s-ofgem /smart- meters- guide-y our-rig hts
Meters do have to be replaced when they reach a certain age, more so gas. You are not under any obligation to have a smart meter as the replacement.
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