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How to report energy theft

Worried about tampered meters? Know someone that’s stealing energy? Feeling unsafe?

Don’t worry. You can call stayenergysafe, the UK’s only anonymous reporting service, provided for people like you, by the Crimestoppers Trust.

Calls are completely anonymous. That’s why hundreds of worried people just like you call every single week.

Watch our brand-new video and you’ll see you are not alone.

Reporting to stayenergysafe

If you become aware of energy theft and choose to call stayenergysafe, you’ll talk to one of our call agents and they’ll ask you a few questions to find out what you know.

  • Where is the energy theft taking place?
  • Who do you think is committing the theft?
  • Do you know whether the energy theft relates to gas, electricity or both?
  • How is the energy theft being committed?
  • Are there any other details you can tell us?

If you’re unsure about some of the details, don’t worry, the call agents are there to listen to you and what you know. The more information you can provide, the easier it is for the reports to be passed on to the energy companies.

At the end of the call you’ll be asked whether you want to leave your details or if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, meaning no one would know that you made the call. If you do choose to leave your details, then you may be contacted by an energy company for more information, but your details will be kept confidential.

If you would prefer to submit a report online rather than phoning the reporting line, you can do this at stayenergysafe.co.uk. You’ll be asked the same questions and will still have the option to remain anonymous.

Keeping your community safe

1 in 4 people say they would turn a blind eye if they became aware of a tampered meter. This puts people’s lives at risk. Meter tampering is very dangerous and can cause fires and explosions.

stayenergysafeIf you’re aware of energy theft and are worried about the safety of yourself, your family and others, report your suspicions to stayenergysafe by submitting a report online or calling 0800 023 2777 100% anonymously.

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Report anonymously

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.

If you spot energy theft anywhere, report it anonymously now.