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Working together to keep you safe from energy theft.
stayenergysafe is operated by Crimestoppers, who is working with the energy regulator OFGEM and energy companies, to track down and stop the meter cheaters who put lives like yours at risk in a misguided attempt to save money.
Energy theft is extremely dangerous and risks serious injuries to innocent people and major damage to property. The dangers and consequences of this criminal activity are too enormous to ignore. See real life stories of energy theft here.
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Real life stories
The harm from energy theft is all around you.
From families trying to save a little money to landlords renting potential death traps and greedy business-owners; we hear stories of energy theft across the country every day. They are stealing from us all.
Business owner convicted of stealing electricity
For the sake of saving a bit of money on the bills for his business, the former gym owner ended up with a hefty price to pay.
Not-so “Happy House” takeaway owner jailed
A takeaway owner in Leeds was found guilty of stealing over £15,000 worth of gas over more than 10 years.
Some killers will never be caught!
Explosions from gas theft usually destroy the tampered meter so there’s rarely any evidence
Meter cheating means tampering with the meter so it doesn’t record how much electricity or gas is being used or trying to bypass the meter completely.