Energy suppliers Scottish and Southern Energy have been found guilty of misleading consumers over the sales pitch door to door salesman use to sell their energy tariffs according to the Guardian.
They were successfully prosecuted by trading standards after the company issued their door to door sales staff with a script that potentially led customers into believing they were paying too much with their current energy suppliers, when they didn't have this information in the first place.
This is believed to be the first prosecution of its kind and sentencing will take place on May 27th after Surrey County Council pursued the claim.
Steve Playle, the Surrey County Council trading standards officer who led the investigation, said: "I am absolutely delighted at the result. The hard work put into this case by Surrey County Council trading standards has paid off.
"When we first became aware of the sales script being used we were convinced it overstepped the mark and was misleading to potential customers."
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