A fledgling entrepreneur says she was stung by a cold call from a third party intermediary that left her stuck in an expensive three-year energy contract.
Polly Ellis opened a tanning salon in Hertfordshire earlier this year with her partner, Jonathan, after she was made redundant last year.
Shortly after launching, she took an ‘aggressive’ phone call from a firm, she was led to believe was business energy supplier Yorkshire Gas and Power, that said it must immediately remove the emergency meter tariff it claimed she was on.
However, the phone call turned out to be from Select Energy Direct which claims to be a ‘leading energy consultancy’ for business energy contracts.
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Unwittingly, she was signed up to an energy deal with Yorkshire Gas and Power which is now charging her £800 a month in electricity and gas – despite not having gas…