Power firm warns bill reduction scam

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Monday, December 30, 2013

THE Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) warned its member-customer-owners against the alleged power bill reduction scam.

Noreco 2 general manager Leonora Sameon said unscrupulous persons going around and approaching big load consumers with the promise of decreasing the electricity consumption and reducing the electricity bill through pilferage methods.

"The cooperative is cautioning the member-customer-owners not to entertain these people and not to engage in these illegal activities," Sameon said.

She reminded that pilferage of electricity is a criminal act that is punishable under Republic Act 7832.

"Any person caught in the illegal use of electricity is subject to 6 to 12 years imprisonment (prison mayor) or a fine ranging from P10,000 to P20,000 or both, aside from the payment of the unregistered consumption and fines imposed by NORECO II," Sameon said, quoting the provision of the anti-pilferage law.

She added that Illegal use of electricity includes tampering of electric meter, use of jumper and illegal or flying connection. (Victor L. Camion)

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