Don't get your fingers burnt... electricity theft is not worth the risk
Stealing electricity is highly dangerous and in the worst cases it can result in a fatality. It’s not just the act of stealing electricity that is dangerous in its own right; the fallout from this criminal activity can also impact negatively on innocent bystanders and neighbouring buildings.
How to spot it
A smell of something burning or even smoke or sparks near the meter box can be a sign of a potential bypass. This is extremely dangerous and should be reported immediately. You can do so below or call us on 1 0 5 so our engineers can investigate further.
If you notice the casing to the meter may be smashed, broken, or removed completely and the cables disconnected this may be an attempt to steal electricity illegally. You can report this anonymously to us by calling 0800 048 1618.
Wires sticking out or wrapped around and connector clips attaching them to the meter can also be a sign of a potential attempt of electricity theft. Do not attempt to touch any of the equipment if you spot something unusual, instead report it anonymously.