A GARAGE owners was left “gobsmacked” after EDF sent him a check of some-more than £255,000 for only 42 days of electricity.
Graham Hill, 44, had his scale review on Monday and was awaiting a check with no charges as he had staid a superb balance.
But when he perceived a minute from EDF, it pronounced he due £255,196.12 for a duration between Aug 6 and Sep 16.
He said: “I took it subsequent doorway and asked, ‘Am we reading this right?'”
Graham, who is a solitary workman in his garage in Exmouth in Devon, customarily gets electricity bills of £30 per month.
He pronounced that EDF had over-estimated a scale reading by aside £100 in a past, though “nothing in this league”.
He pronounced he’s treating a check as a fun and added: “Luckily we am that arrange of guy though for someone some-more supportive a check for entertain of a million quid could tip them over a edge.
“You have to ask because a alarm bells didn’t start toll before a check was sent out.
“If we had indeed used that volume we would substantially be removing a revisit from a police.”
Graham pronounced he doesn’t have a intelligent scale and instead lets a bills build adult and customarily pays when a sum reaches £400. He pays 20.9p per kilowatt hour.
EDF told The Sun it was “deeply contemptible for a apparent distress” and pronounced that it has corrected a check for Graham.
It added: “As a business would design we have parsimonious controls to safeguard that a bills we send are accurate.
“We have launched an review into how this happened.”
A few months ago, The Sun spoke to a Vodafone patron who was charged £5,000 when her daughter, 10, done a 15-second TikTok video on holiday.
Meanwhile, another silent was recently left frightened after her eight-year-old son racked adult over £3,000 on her credit label shopping XBox diversion add-ons.
Plus, a mad traveller was charged £521 for only 6 pieces of calamari during a grill in Greece.
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