wooooooo ok... i live in INDIANA in can relate to the Duke energy haters...! The internet is filled with thousands blogs of Duke energy customers complaining about their scams.. Yeah i said it, they are scammers..! I also was hit with $500 electric bills during the winter. What pisses me off more than anything is my KW usage has been the same even during the hot summer days when i only pay $100 for. They told me not to worry because my bills will pro-rate during the summer. That is BS..!
Just recently i also fell victim to this 30 day you pay or we will disconnect you scam..! My bill was due friday but if you make a payment after 2pm it doesnt go through till next business day. Not knowing about this 30 policy, i held out on making my payment for monday. Hell it wasn't going to go through anyways right..? Monday noon-ish i receive a call at work from my girl stating the duke energy guys came and turned off our electric! I called and raised hell asking why they would turn off my electric for being 1 day late!
She told me their new policy clearly states if you dont pay on time we will disconnect you. It gets worse.! For them to reconnect my electric i had to pay my $175 past due (which i was ok with), $30 late fee, $75 reconnection fee, $400 dollar "disconnection probation" fee(non-refundable ...WTF!!!) and a $10 phone transaction fee..!!!!!!
Lets do the math here kids.. That is a whopping $690 to have my electric turned back on..! There are hundreds of internet blogs of people owing less than $300/month fee to a $1000 to get their electric reinstated in hidden fees from Duke! The Government needs to step in on these scammers..!