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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 ...

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.


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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