Southern California Edison — overcharging/fraudulent charges
We moved into this apartment in October of 2009. Our average electric bill ranges from $100-$125/month. We received our September 2010 bill and it was over $300. I called and they said there was an unpaid bill from August & September 2009. That was from the previous tenant. we didn't live there then. SCE said the burden of proof lies with us and that a rental agreement is not good enough. I called the public utilities commission to file a complaint. They said we had to pay the bill in full or risk having our power cut off. "If" we prevail, the money would be refunded. That is extortion!!! And our government backs it up. What crap!!! We were told to fax copies of previous utility bills from another address which I don't save. If those are good enough, why isn't the rental agreement showing "when" we moved in good enough? SCE should be fined and the executives responsible for this policy should be jailed!!!