Italians find it increasingly difficult to pay their electricity and gas bills and the inflationary spiral is putting families and businesses to the test more and more.
For Italian families, the increases are increasingly heavy and bonus government seem to do very little to support families increasingly tried by the increases.
But in this scenario so heavy and deleterious for Italian families, a new scam on electricity and gas is inserted which risks getting many Italians into trouble.
The new scam on electricity and gas
In this period, Italian families try to save in any way on energy and gas consumption and any trick to try to get the bill down is always welcome.
We try to use appliances little and prefer those with less impact. But let’s try to understand how this new insidious scam works and how to defend yourself. It all starts with an apparently very banal phone call. The unfortunate person on duty receives a phone call from someone who does qualifies as an operator of its electricity and gas operator. The operator is very credible because he calls his interlocutor by name, tells him where he lives, and so on.
A “protected” market
The phone call has a very formal tone and theoretically serves only to inform the user of the increases in progress. But after all a complex discourse that mixes reality and inventions made to order, the alleged operator of the electricity and gas manager informs the user that however, it has the opportunity to save by taking advantage of the transition to an alleged protected market provided by the government. Basically in a smoky and convoluted way it is said that the manager would be required by law to inform the user that he has the possibility to save thanks to an alternative provided by the government.
How to defend yourself
Obviously this sounds a lot tempting to the user who really hopes they can save money and so accepts this option to switch to this presumed protected market. The customer is convinced that he has achieved a nice saving but in reality what he did was change light and gas operator. Basically, the phone call does not aim to propose a cheaper rate from the usual operator but aims to pass the customer to another operator decidedly fraudulent and unseemly. At that point from the next bill, the user will no longer find himself the usual one, but that of this new operator. It is important to pay attention to this scam which has already made so many victims.