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Thread #99062   Message #1969435
Posted By: Scrump
16-Feb-07 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: Utility bills scam
Subject: RE: Utility bills scam
I was hoping to read the meter myself this time, and deliberately give a lower figure, so that next time I would catch up but pay less per unit because of the promised price drop. Unfortunately Mrs Scrump beat me to it and pre-empted my cunning plan :-(

What annoyed me is that I received my gas bill yesterday (15th Feb); it was dated 5th Feb; and the bill says it must be paid by 19th. Given that it takes 3 or 4 days for the money to be transferred (even if I do it online), there's no way I can do that. I'm not sure what the penalty is for missing the deadline, but I imagine I'll at least get a threatening letter from the b******ds.

(Yes, agree this should be in BS)