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The distressed unwell disabled pensioner terrorised by Shell Energy

By John Donovan

On 16 December 2019, we published extracts from emails that a distressed terrorised pensioner “John” sent to Shell Energy. The self-explanatory extracts are republished below.

Printed in red italics is the latest update from John following a decision just reached by the Energy Ombudsman.

Other equally pissed off customers of Shell Energy – there are hoards of them – may be interested in his insight gained from actually filing an official complaint with the supposedly independent regulator.  read more

Deluge of pissed off customer reviews about Shell Energy posted on Trustpilot

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last few days on Trustpilot.  Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring themes in negative reviews including the difficulty in communicating with the company and suspicion that many of the positive reviews are fake.

Posted 10 Feb 2020.

Awful company

Awful company, thank god i wasn’t a signed up member!
Moved into a property supplied by Shell Energy, switched straight away, took meter reading and supplied to them on the 1st day.
Then they start sending text messages to say to call a number to pay, search of the number online shows it as a scamming number rated as ‘Dangerous’ on ‘Who Called Me’.
When you call the number they want all your personal details and bank details without even confirming anything to prove who they are and they know who is calling them, they ended up hanging up on me when I asked them to confirm some of my details even just my door number.
Go to the website, its just as bad trying to get some contact details, eventually had to fill out a form as even the online chat isn’t a chat, its automated.
Eventually get an email from them confirming the details, and I pay and send them confirmation via email, then I continue to get threatening messages about outstanding payment and debt collectors.
Awful company, I’m guessing staff members have increased their ratings on here, have a look at their ratings on some other sites. read more

Customers continue to shower Shell Energy with stinging Trustpilot reviews

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last day or so on Trustpilot.  Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring theme in negative reviews; the difficulty in communicating with the company. Some typos and punctuation amended for ease of reading. Posted 29 Jan 2020.

Terrible customer service stay away from this company

Currently been on hold for nearly an hour !!! Tied into a 5 yr contract with extortionate prices, they want £100 from me to leave !!! Worst company I have dealt with in a long time. read more

Customer comments about Shell Energy: Scum, Parasites and Fraudsters

The featured extracts are from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last day or so on Trustpilot.  Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring theme in negative reviews; the difficulty in communicating with the company. Some typos and punctuation amended for ease of reading. Posted 28 Jan 2020.

Can’t get an email response

Can’t get an email response. The automated chat was useless. Calling a waste of time as still could not speak to an agent. Was then directed to live chat only to find I was number 25 in the queue. What waste of an hour. read more

Shell Energy an absolute shambles says customer review on Trustpilot

The featured extracts are from customer reviews about Shell Energy posted on Trustpilot on 22 Jan 2020.  Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and Shell Energy responses). Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring theme in negative reviews; the difficulty in communicating with the company. Some typos and punctuation amended for ease of reading. 

Don’t make the same mistake I made and use Shell Energy

The customer service for this company is non-existent, been waiting for help on call for the past 45 minutes. Never ever have I experienced such awful customer service… Avoid this company at all costs.

This company is a joke I left a review…

This company is a joke I left a review on shell last week. Called them again at 10.15 am and waited 20 minutes then a recorded message said they can call you back. It’s now 15.15 and still no call back. Their billing system is a joke… They are a joke cowboys!!!!!!

Would never go back to them poor service

Poor customer service waiting on the phone for a long time I eventually hung up… read more

Shell Energy driving many customers to illness and despair?

By John Donovan

Postings and messages I have read or received in the last 48 hours lead me to the conclusion that bullying understaffed Shell Energy customer service is driving some of its locked-in customers to illness and despair.

Some staff must be uncomfortable having to treat vulnerable customers so shabbily and ruthlessly. How will they feel if someone does resort to suicide, as has been threatened?

There are so many disturbing customer postings on Trustpilot and other review sites about Shell Energy that there may be enough potential claimants to warrant a class-action lawsuit? read more

Shell Energy admits failings in its shockingly bad customer support

The featured extracts below are from profusely apologetic replies from Shell Energy in response to stinging customer reviews about Shell Energy posted on Trustpilot. Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative (and the complete Shell Energy responses). Shell’s apologies try to address the reoccurring theme in the flood of negative reviews – the difficulty in communicating with the company.

Extracts from apologies put into writing by Shell Energy on Trustpilot 

16 Jan 2020

I’m extremely sorry that you’ve had difficulty getting through to us. Please be assured that we’re investing a lot into reducing wait times and making sure we have the support and measurements in place to ensure that wait times are reduced going forward also.

16 Jan 2020

I’m extremely sorry that you’ve had trouble getting in touch…

16 Jan 2020

I am very apologetic for the negative experience you have faced thus far with our services. I can assure you this is surely not the level of service we wish to provide to any of our customers. I would also like to apologies for the long delay in answering your call or essentially being available to take your query.  read more

Shell Energy publicly branded as being utterly useless

The featured brief extracts are from Trustpilot reviews about Shell Energy posted in recent days. Visit the Shell Energy page on Trustpilot to view all reviews in their entirety, positive and negative. Watch out for any fake reviews. Note the reoccurring theme in negative reviews; the difficulty in communicating with the company. Typos corrected. 

14 Jan 2020

Avoid. Hidden Fees And Terrible Customer Service

UPDATE 14/01/2020

After reading the reply from Shell Energy regarding my review, I just wanted to update my review state that She’ll Energy clearly don’t know their products or read these reviews properly!

Avoid.

Terrible customer service, hidden “Cease” fee of £15 even when you have fulfilled your minimum contract with them.

Customer service team do not speak with each other, nice and friendly on Social Media, then arrogantly blunt and rude on any private messages.

Will never use any service that is branded with a Shell logo ever again. read more

Shell Energy: biggest bunch of cowboys you will ever have the misfortune to deal with…

By John Donovan: 05 JAN 2020

Selection of extracts from pissed off customer reviews about Shell Energy UK posted since 24 Dec 2019 on review sites such as Trustpilot.

From Shane on Trustpilot, 4 Jan

Hideous company a total disgrace to the electrical supply industry.

Absolutely NO customer service as they never answer the phone just look at all the reviews that complain about this.

Constantly overcharge and dispite being massively in credit they never refund the money they hold…

I can only assume all their staff wear Stetsons and ride around on horses as they are the biggest bunch of cowboys you will ever have the misfortune to deal with totally incompetent ill-informed and incapable of supplying any help or support. read more

Shell Energy the worst utility company ever?

By John Donovan: 23 Dec 2019

Selection of extracts from pissed off customer reviews about Shell Energy UK posted recently on review sites such as Trustpilot.

(1) Terrible company stay well clear of their broadband

(2) This is the worst utility company ever, do NOT enter into a contract with them.
Their customer service sucks, 4 phone calls that have taken almost 5 hours…

(3) the saga goes on.

Ref my previous review, nothing has changed, more chance of winning the lottery than contacting customer services… read more

Selection of webpage header images from RoyalDutchShellPlc.com 

Selection of webpage header images from our sister websites including RoyalDutchShellPlc.com 

The webpage header images below provide some indication of Shell’s past and current activities and its long-term feud with John Donovan, the founder of this and 10 other Shell related websites.

Shell did take action several years ago in regard to the alleged wrongful use of trademarks and domain names (including royaldutchshellplc.com and royaldutchshellgroup.com) but lost the case.

Contact john@shellnews.net for more information.

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