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Energy Theft FAQs

What is Energy Theft?

Energy theft is tampering with a meter or its connections. This prevents the meter from accurately recording the amount of electricity consumed.

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Is Energy Theft dangerous?

It places households and communities at risk. It can cause damage to property, injury and even risk to lives.

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Is Energy Theft illegal?

Energy Theft is a crime. It can lead to prosecution like any other form of theft, leading to a criminal record for the householder.

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Who pays for Energy Theft?

Energy Theft is not a victimless crime. It increases overall energy costs which can increase the prices for all paying consumers.

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How do I report Energy Theft?

You can report Energy Theft using one of the following options.

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