So I have had a very hectic week, and to be honest, I’ve probably missed a lot going on in the world, but I happened to hear something on the news about UK Energy companies and my ears pricked up. Our gas and electricity bills being a sore and rather expensive point with me. Energy companies frankly are master rip off merchants of the first order…
Apparently, the government, or the regulatory body that is allegedly in charge of them, or someone’s grandma somewhere has decided that in order to make things fair on customers, (or something) they will let companies that we aren’t signed up for their energy products (ie gas and heating) access data from the companies we are signed up with so that they can SPAM us with information to tell us they are cheaper and persuade us to switch to them. It’s only certain customers on certain tariffs (yes, we are one of them) who will fall victim to this, but apparently we now get the delights of a whole raft of spam mail/calls/e-mails, unsolicited, from a whole bunch of energy companies wanting our money. We haven’t given permission for our details to be shared, we might not want the contact from these companies, but we will be getting it anyway. Yay! I can’t wait!
Funny, when I ring these companies or check their websites, I hardly ever find any deals for our heating/electricity that are actually cheaper or better value than what we currently pay (a lot!) so I’m finding it hard to be convinced that them spamming me info is going to save me money…
I’m off to change and falsify all my details with my energy provider so all information they share and all the spam mail that’s sent and annoying calls they make go to one of those annoying accident claims company… (That should keep them all busy trying to work that one out!)
This was a Friday Rant.
I feel better now I’ve got that off my chest, and you can go about your business feeling glad that I feel better! ?
Have a good weekend!
What do you think?
spam mails are annoying. I often got those mails about dating. I wonder why they do it to me. I’m afraid those mails bring virus program into my email.
I think it’s terrible that they are allowed to share our information without our permission! I get so many sales calls as it is which I find extremely annoying! I too will be changing my details
PS via #effitfridays
I hate those emails, I just keep deleting them all and luckily my gmail has just decided that it will no longer show them to me!