Mum gets £90m electricity bill

A WOMAN has told of her shock after she received an electricity bill demanding more than £90 million.

A WOMAN has told of her shock after she received an electricity bill demanding more than £90 million.

Barmaid Alison Turner, who lives alone, was left in disbelief after getting the bill from npower on Saturday.

The letter said: “We have checked your account and there is a balance to pay of £90,454,217. This is because your token meter was undercharging you because our prices have changed since it was last reset."

It added that the balance was now due' and asked Ms Turner to contact the energy company to “discuss repayment options”.


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The mother-of-two, who lives in Cambridge, said: “I know energy bills have gone up but this is ridiculous.

"It's lucky they didn't send this letter to an old-aged pensioner because they would have probably keeled over.”

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An npower spokesman explained: “It was a human error.

“When the customer contacted us, we immediately apologised and wiped the debt, which was actually £22.”

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