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Government thinking of giving scammers details of vulnerable targets.

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DGRossetti Sun 11-Feb-18 14:42:56

Given the governments track record on data protection - let alone private firms, the only thing I can think is that scammers have been lobbying hard for this ...

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43022840

Details of people on state benefits could be handed to energy firms so they can give them special rates.

The plan, under consideration by the government, is intended as a new approach to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

It would allow power companies to transfer customers to a special tariff set by the regulator, Ofgem.

Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the proposal would help vulnerable consumers.

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Gileswithachainsaw Sun 11-Feb-18 14:48:18

If companies can afford to do lower prices/tariffs then they should be available to all surely?

This surely proves people are being rolled off legally?

I agree no way I'm earth should details be given out. It's a dream come true for scammers

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