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Thursday, 3 March 2011

125,000 people have purchased illegal ‘top-ups’ for their meters from gangs offering electricity at half the price.

An estimated 125,000 people have purchased illegal ‘top-ups’ for their meters from gangs offering electricity at half the price.
Prepay electricity meters work like pay-as-you-go phones. You purchase energy at newsagents and garages by topping-up a plastic 'key'.
The key is then plugged into your meter and the amount is added to your account.
But last year hackers cracked the technology used to create engineer’s keys that come with £50 credit.
Cloned keys have been sold-on to gangs who are using them to top-up meters for £25 cash.:Text may be subject to copyright.This blog does not claim copyright to any such text. Copyright remains with the original copyright holder

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