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Electricity fraud: what to do

The illegal manipulation of the electricity supply can cause security risks, in addition to legal and economic problems that can be avoided with the collaboration of all.

What should you do if you find out a neighbour has illegally connected to the power supply? Could it affect you legally or your electricity bill? This is an issue that not many people know about, so we will explain what you should do:

The first thing you should know is that you are exposed to a number of dangers in this situation, which you should know about: illegal connections pose a significant risk to one’s safety as they are installations that have been tampered with, including the possibility of fires. But not only that, meter tampering can result in electrocution and even death.

Apart from the potential physical risks you face, an illegal installation constitutes fraud, which the breaching party may benefit from temporarily, but it will substantially increase your electricity bill and that of your neighbours apart from causing overloads and constant power supply interruptions that could affect your property and your electrical appliances connected to the power supply.

The power installations belong to you and the rest of the neighbours and, should an accident occur, you will be held legally responsible.


What should you do to resolve the issue?

If you are directly affected by this form of meter tampering or you would like to obtain information concerning what you should do, you can contact us anonymously via the freephone 800 760 220 or via and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Illegal connections to the power supply are fraudulent acts and classified in the criminal code and they are extremely dangerous. Don't forget, it is not just a case of money on your electricity bill, it also concerns your safety and that of your neighbours.

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