Hi @Ianwarboys, unfortunately the Community will be unable to help you resolve this query due to it's account specific nature. I'd suggest you contact our customer service team by phone on 0800 027 0072 or by email https://www.scottishpower.co.uk/contact/email.process?execution=e5s1
This will be invaluable to anyone hoping to get any kind of sensible contact with Customer Services when leaving Scottish Power
I am leaving Scottish Power on 4/3/2018.
You are trying to prevent this from being an easy and amicable process.
Is this normal practice?
This is a totally unacceptable tactic to aggravate customers daring to leave and I demand that you register this as a FORMAL COMPLAINT and escalate it immediately to LEVEL 2 of the Formal Complaint Process, since is obvious that the staff operating at level one have no ability to deal with account and billing issues (clearly proven by my previous 2 formal complaints since December 2017).
I will not submit to bullying by Scottish Power.
I will not pay fictitious estimated bills.
We are now formally in Dispute!
Put This Right Now !!
You are absolutely correct, only the Formal Complaints Process has any hope of being dealt with, but even this is corrupted by the company!! ScPwr have outsourced level 1 contact, to what appears to be an outfit in India (all names are Indian or Pakistani). They speak English but do not understand, nor do they have any authority to correct the issues raised. None of these people ever deal with the issue, they just text you back from a crib sheet with the nearest stock answer "platitude," but never take any action!! They then close the Formal Complaint with "resolved to customer satisfaction." This shows 90% complaints as resolved by level 2.
Of course the only people who believe this statistical record are Lynda Clayton and the Board of Directors who authorise her bonus every year, and Ofgem who choose to keep their heads down.
You will note that when we seek support from ScPwr, the online system mearly guides us to the "community" ie; other frustrated customers, not to anyone in the fictitious Customer Services team that could resolve any issue!!
Oh great.... nothing but trouble from the time I asked to have the meters changed to now. :/ so life sapping.... So..... I couldn't switch when I wanted because they hadn't updated the information about the switched meter on the national database (every step of that process was messed up). Of course getting it changed over took at least 3 phone calls as per usual. Last time I had checked the dual fuel said 'goodbye cycle'. I was asked to provide meter readings but the website did not allow me to. Thought I'd check in on progress after the new supplier asked for opening meter readings. I provided the same meter readings through the automated phone system with scottish power intended as closing readings. However, the account shows gas as live and goodbye cycle for the electricity... duplicate account information. I have phoned customer service who advised that her system showed the opposite (gas as goodbye cycle and electricity as live) what the?????? The advisor suggested the issue may be with the new supplier. I advised that the new supplier had emailed me and asked for opening meter readings for both and what was going on? She said she would pass me onto the goodbye team.... I was then cut off shortly after goodbye team advisor answered the phone. I'm sorry I have no answers but I will update to advise on progress when I have any. I hope Scottish Power aren't hampering my second attempt to leave!!! Perhaps I shall open a dispute. I'm flabberghasted and horrified. My sympathy to you all.
I have had nothing but huge problems from **bleep**ISH POWER from the day i became their customer i am going to warn as many people as i can about them ...and to avoid with your life and never to use them ... trying to trap you any way they can to keep customers ! will be ccontacting Ombudsman again to get rid of this blood sucking parasite **bleep**ISH POWER ! once and for all !