I moved back to Pinellas County Florida 2 years ago and ever since I got an account with Duke Energy I have felt targeted and harassed. I use to date a lineman who has since retired. But his daughter, who hates me, still works there. I think that she is somehow changing my account balance and messing with me. I have a screenshot on my phone with a $44.86 balance for my account that is due on Jan 2. When I went to pay the balance it now says $500 due by 12/31. I don’t see how this is legal. I had a 2 bedroom 800+ square foot apartment and every month my light bill was $380 to $400+ per month. None of my neighbors had that problem. Duke refused to do anything about it and stated that I needed to contact management at my apartment. My apartment told me that I needed to contact Duke Energy. Please help me please.
Not sure what you expect lawyers to do about such a situation. At BEST you have some speculation about an ex's daughter you think might could possibly be messing with you, assuming she had that capacity, the utility says its nothing on thier end (where they should easily see the account changes) and the LL says not their problem. In the meantime since your bill is $380-400.00 a month - consistently - then fact that there is a "balance" of $44.86 suggests that added to the mix is that you aren't paying your charges on time. That might account for a $500.00 even amount due as this may be a required security deposit based on your payment history - you need to ask DE about the basis for that charge. Other than that you might just use a lot of electricity or be in an inefficient unit. Most utilities offer free inspections to find things to lower your energy bill so you might want to ask about that.
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