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Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account

By Anne workforce / October 10, 2019

The firm’s slogan is ‘take back control’, but I can’t stop it sending debt collectors I have had ongoing issues with Green Star Energy. When my bank detected fraudulent activity on my account, Green Star was one of the payees. My compromised bank account was refunded and closed, and my credit file updated. Green Star […]


Kevin McCloud and investing in local ventures | Letters

By Anne workforce / August 27, 2019

Judy Eames on the news that investors in the Grand Designs presenter’s property firm could face big losses You report (Grand Designs’ McCloud faces property nightmare, 23 August) that shareholders could make big losses after being promised big returns by a property company run by Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud. I’ve lost count of how often […]


Ethical investing: a solar scheme with the power to change lives

By Anne workforce / July 8, 2019

Energise Africa offers a 5% return and allows you to help support low-income families Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer from an ethical investment scheme that allows people to put money into companies providing African families with […]


Not-so-smart Ovo disconnected my electricity by mistake

By Anne workforce / June 27, 2019

I was switched to pay-as-you-go by an agent when he was changing my gas meter Ovo Energy fitted smart meters to our flat for both gas and electricity last September. I requested that the meters report my usage to Ovo on a monthly basis, but in November, after some issues with the readings, I asked […]


Beware fake payment emails that claim to be from Green Star

By Anne workforce / June 21, 2019

Another warning about messages and texts that come with a live link I received a text that appeared to be from energy provider Green Star requesting payment. “This is a polite reminder that your bill is almost due for payment. There are a number of quick and easy ways you can pay,” it said. The […]

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