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Scammers are targeting customers of collapsed energy suppliers, study shows

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Scammers are attempting to exploit the cost of living crisis by targeting consumers whose energy supplier has collapsed, analysis by Which?

has found.Former customers of bust suppliers including Solarplicity, Future Energy and Northumbria Energy have been singled out by fraudsters attempting to exploit the confusion caused by the companies’ failures, the consumer group said.Nearly 30 suppliers have collapsed over the past year as rising wholesale prices and the energy price cap squeezed firms out of business.Scammers posed as debt collection firms and used phishing emails complete with consumers’ names and knowledge of their former supplier.Which?

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