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Shell Energy Thugs & Bully Boys (Trustpilot Reviews)

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last 6 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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 03 April 2020.

Thugs & bully boys

Thugs & bully boys, will not use them again ever. I signed up to first utility and a week later it was taken over by shell energy! they then wanted to up my monthly direct debit, I said no !!! I said my monthly DD was based on my previous usage and if I owed any money at the end of my contract with them I would pay them.
I have now switched to another energy supplier, and shell have been slow in producing my last couple of bills without an explanation and saying i owe them £76, I owe them about £76 and it said on my statement I have till 7th of April to pay, I have asked them for clarity and have received a reply. My main disgust with the company is the amount of e-mails and text messages, basically threatening if the account is not settled, and threatening ,please see extract ” Your account is now due to be passed to a debt collection company, this could incur extra charges and may end in a default being registered against your credit file” I at first thought it was an April fool prank, as I said the debt is only payable on 7th April, so they can wait! I could understand all of these tactics if it were a debt on £000s but £76, get a life shell energy.
Reply shows it all-I was only with 1st utility about a month”so how would you know what I had used in the previous year”So how could you have current accurate usage.
I have smart meters so once the final reading is made it can easily be worked out well before, instead of sending a bill for 3 months without full information.
E-mail sent in March, still not had the information from Shell energy :-
“No need for threatening emails in the current climate.
When I have worked out your bill, I will pay you, not before.
You can help by sending my gas meter reading at the start of my contract with First utility, and my end reading, in KWh not M³.
That way I can verify my gas account, I have already verified my electricity account, which is correct.”
Hope everyone takes this into account Thanks Peter read more

Customers disgusted with Shell Energy

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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 26 March 2020.

Unbeleivably bad company

Unbeleivable company. UK sees worst crisis since ww2 with covd 19 and shell send bill demand when bill is two days late. Then customers services are as rude as possible. Will change provider. Disgusted. Every other company right now is relaxed about payment due to the crisis. Shell has 0 compassion.

Very Bad CustomerCare service- No value for customer

It’s very bad experience with shell Energy broadband service. Please don’t go for it. I’m sharing my experience,

Summary:
– I requested to disconnect my Shell broadband connection as I’m moving out house for work.
– Later, I cancelled move out plan as per my company instruction and informed broadband team to cancel my request (broadband cancellation request) before 3 days.
– Team didn’t read my mail and I was trying to reach customer care and failed due to long queue.
– Team disconnected my internet connection.
– Now, I’m facing lot of challenges from my company and spouse company as
we don’t have internet to connect from home for work.
– As per Shell broadband team, it will take 14 days to restore and it will be new connection and it will be new contract.
– I’m not happy the way, team is handling issue. Just sharing my experience as it may be useful for others. read more

Shell Energy update on the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) 

We’re closely following government advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) as the situation develops. We want to make sure we continue to give our customers all the support they need, while still protecting the wellbeing of both our staff and customers.

You can manage your account as normal by logging in or using our app. Where possible, please do this in the first instance.

If you’re in need of urgent support, you can call us on the relevant number below. It might take a little longer for us to answer, but we’ll make sure you speak to a member of our team. read more

Recent “bad” reviews about Shell Energy 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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 19 March 2020.

Spent 20 minutes on the phone on hold

Spent 20 minutes on the phone on hold, once the hold music cut could just hear the advisor rustling on the other side of the phone and wouldn’t say anything despite by attempts to start a conversation.

Shocking company

Hopeless,smart meter not working since…

Hopeless,smart meter not working since installed over a year ago
No discount for having all utilities including phone and internet
No way of contact

Ordered broadband and was told I could…

Ordered broadband and was told I could move direct debit date once the account had been set up. The advisor said he didn’t know when I’d get my first bill or when first payment would be taken. Alarm bells started ringing straight away. read more

Why your energy firm’s cheapest deal might not be its cheapest

Dealing directly with an energy company might seem like a fail-safe way to get the best price from it – but it’s not necessarily the case. The cheapest deal for half of the biggest energy companies was not available directly from their own websites, according to our snapshot investigation.

We checked the websites of 12 of the biggest energy companies in December 2019 and compared the price of the cheapest deal quoted to us with the cheapest deal available elsewhere from the same company, according to available whole-of-market data. read more

Shell Energy Broadband completely useless

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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 13 March 2020.

Completely useless

Completely useless
Tried to change my broadband to them and they claimed Virgin would not release my number. Rang Virgin and they confirmed they had not asked. Helpline took ages , were of no help , couldn’t sort the issue , didn’t reply when they said they would and didn’t return a call when they said they would.

They need to stick to what they know i.e. selling petrol.

Bunch of clowns

Completely out of the blue I received a letter from Shell demanding immediate payment of £514.40. If I failed to act they would send the baliffs round. I’ve been a customer of OVO for the last 8 years and I’VE NEVER BEEN A CUSTOMER OF SHELL ENERGY. read more

Shell Energy Europe agrees supply deal from UK battery storage project

LONDON: Shell Energy Europe Limited, the energy marketing and trading division of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a multi-year supply deal for power from a battery storage project in southwest England, the company said on Monday.

The 100-megawatt (MW) power storage project is backed by China Huaneng Group and Chinese sovereign wealth fund CNIC, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The two 50-MW batteries will enable Shell Energy Europe and its subsidiary Limejump to use renewable power in the area, the firm said. read more

Trustpilot Review: Shell Energy have worst business practises

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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 7 March 2020.

First utility/Shell energy have worst business practises

I don’t have an account with Shell Energy, I didn’t even have an account with first utility. But because I lived in a property that the previous tenant had a contract on and I called first utility to tell them that the person they are after is no longer in the property, Apparently that means I want the account? they opened an account in my name without my permission. When I moved into the property this relates to I was told it had no gas supplier so I opened an account with southern electric. I haven’t lived in this property in question since 2014/2015 and now Shell energy claim I still live in the property when though I’ve provided proof that I don’t and this is affecting my credit rating because you say I owe £3000+ and you won’t even reduce the amount to the time frame of when I was in the property! For me to get this sorted between you and southern electric! I’m so upset because this is ruining my chances of buying a house! read more

Shell Energy,…the most incompetent, bullying and disgusting organisation it has ever been my misfortune to deal with

Extracted from the Facebook Group “Shell Energy (formally First Utility) – the worst customer service ever??” 

The nightmare never ends 😡 copy of email to Shell Energy today:

Firstly I repeat and cannot overstate that your company is undoubtedly the most incompetent, bullying and disgusting organisation it has ever been my misfortune to deal with.

Following the Ombudsman’s decision on February 24th and your letter of the same date, I have been expecting a final itemised invoice within the ten days as promised.

However, today THREE letters have been received as follows:

1/ The first letter dated March 1st states that you have tried to contact me on several occasions, which is a deliberate lie. The letter then threatens collection and recovery action from yourselves. read more

71% of Yorkshire people are thinking of buying electric cars

YORKSHIRE and Humberside has reached a tipping point when it comes to electric cars, with the majority of consumers in the region (71%) now ‘considering’ purchasing one for their next vehicle.

The findings from Shell Energy come after the Government announced plans to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by five years from 2040 to 2035.

Of those surveyed in Yorkshire and Humberside who said they would consider an EV as their next car, 81% stated that a desire to ‘do their bit for the planet’ made an EV more appealing. read more

Shell Energy, an absolute disgrace of a company

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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 5 March 2020.

Bad customer service

Bad customer service, no answered phone calls, 1 hour wait, and no dedicated call centre. Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish

AVOID – ITS A TRAP – DON’T DISMISS A BAD REVIEW

Where do I even start. When you first get your tariff agreed by these sales reps, (who know how to pressure you) they will not tell you how variable it is. I was told I would pay £72 a month like I did at Scottish Power, and it was assumed I would pay around £864, (also written on when I was first sold this.) Of course I bought into this, and trusted this company, because for the previous 5 years, this is exactly what I paid with Scottish Power, (and left with credit!) Oh no, 5 months in with Shell, and I’ve already paid over £600!!!!! They claim they do tariff/ rate reviews, but this is only offered yearly. By that time, how much more would I have paid out?? Absolute disgrace of a company. read more

Bombardment of terrible customer reviews about Shell Energy on Trustpilot continues

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last 36 hours 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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 1 March 2020.

Terrible Customer Service

My problem is still unresolved takes an hour to get through , someone supposed to be looking into how my 5 yr contract was sold that was nearly 4 wks ago, nobody can give me a final settlement to allow me to leave , promised a call back last week and an e mail , neither have happened, I’m going to report to trading standards as they have me on a high tariff whilst waiting for them to respond which they never do. Terrible customer service.

Got an email off shell broadband saying… read more

Negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last 24 hours on Trustpilot

Featured below are extracts from negative customer reviews about Shell Energy posted during the last 24 hours 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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 27 February 2020.

BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO SPEAK TO SOME…

BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO SPEAK TO SOME ONE AT THE COMPANY
TRIED FOR 4 WEEKS EVERY DAY JUST TO GO ROUND IN A CIRCLE

TRIED A NEW APPROACH RANG AT 5PM AND YES GOT THROUGH TO A HUMAN CALLED RACHAEL RICHARDS
WELL WANT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
1. POLITE LADY
2. LISTENED TO MY PROBLEM
3. SORTED IT ALL OUT
4. Thought i was going to have to go back to drinking after 5 months alchol free

But know back to good old customer service friendly chatty and helpfull plus resolved

cant thank her enough Gary
free read more

Todays standout Shell Energy review on Trustpilot

Worst company!

This company is employees liars and greedy people. They lie to get commission and trick people into going for expensive tariff.
SAVE your TIME and GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!
They do not care about the elderly, the single parents or any vulnerable customers.
Speaking to them on the phone is a nightmare.
Nothing they say is consistent across the business. It’s actually RIDICULOUS! These guys will go bust and crumble very soon.
They work with ACN who lie elderly to joining them in the most EXPENSIVE TARIFF and also tariff that have and home bundle are SCAM! They claim you get a free goody but if you look at your tariff rate. ITS RIDICULOUSLY HIGH! You pay for the item via Standing charges and unit rates. GREEDY! read more

FLOOD OF DAMNING REVIEWS ABOUT “APPALLING” SHELL ENERGY BROADBAND

FLOOD OF DAMNING REVIEWS ABOUT “APPALLING” SHELL ENERGY BROADBAND 

Featured below are extracts from recent customer reviews about Shell Energy posted on broadband.co.uk. Note the reoccurring theme – the difficulty in communicating with the company. 

20 FEB 2020

Stay AWAY from this broadband they are a bunch of scums, I had to cancel my broad band because my home was renewed,the engineer was there with my neighbour, t7ried to contact them the day before stating that my landlord didn’t allow me to have it they said I would have to pay costs over this, the broad band was not installed, it did not go live and the engineer was there called them on the 19/02/202 which they put me o hold for over 50 mins, to cancel again because there was no open breach cable, they scums twists the things around saying that there would be a cost for £65 for missing the appointment the scums first told me they needed 48 hours before the engineer updated the report, then after they kept on saying I miss the appointment and I should be glad there would not be any extra costs, requested to speak to manager she did not put m through to him instead put me on hold for another 40 mins. They still send an email to make another appointment with the engineer , i told them I would be making a complain to OMBUDSMAN they say I could do it on they website tried to go in comes to appoint that it doesn’t let you further. YOUR BLOOD Sucker just want your own commission to pay of your salary, an email will be send to every were I can to put your **** company down. read more

FLOOD OF DAMNING REVIEWS ABOUT SHELL ENERGY ON FIRST UTILITY REVIEWS 

FLOOD OF DAMNING REVIEWS ABOUT SHELL ENERGY ON FIRST UTILITY REVIEWS 

Featured below are extracts from customer reviews about Shell Energy posted recently on First Utility Reviews. Note the reoccurring theme – the difficulty in communicating with the company. 

Anonymous    

Customer service is terrible been trying 2 phone 4 ages.and kept on hold usually for 30 to 40 minutes. And end up having to hang up. glad my contact is nearing end .coz I will b leaving them.

Anonymous    

shocking service I am currently Shell Energy customer (won’t be long before I switch) I have find out that our gas bill is 3 times higher than what it should be, queried this in July last year and still waiting to resolve this issue.

Just spent an hour and 40 mins with them on the phone, they took 50 mins just to answer phone??? Shocking service read more

Zero stars for Shell Energy on Trustpilot Reviews

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 the negative reviews, including difficulty in communicating with the company. This article posted on 21 February 2020.

I would give this company zero stars if i could.

I would give this company zero stars if i could. This company has hiked up my payments. They were great when they were First Utility. Even their cheapest offering is useless. My marketing preferences are by email but they keep trying to phone & message me. I complained to them by email & they agreed that they should contact me by email only, yet they carried on contacting me by phone even though i told them that i’m profoundly deaf. They passed all my details on to SMS even though i asked them not to. SMS have been hounding me stating that ”Shell Energy are upgrading to the next generation of meters & have arranged SMS to complete your installation”. How on earth can Shell Energy arrange for a meter to be fitted without consulting me? I have blocked all their calls. Shell are using bully boy tactics. I’m now moving to Octopus. Shell could not come anywhere near the prices that Octopus have offered me. Shell & SMS should hang their heads in shame for using bully boy tactics. My data is being shared even though i asked it not to be. They are also STILL trying to contact me by phone calls & text messages even though my marketing preferences are email. read more

METRO: Business briefing: Drivers feel empowered to switch to electric cars

SEVEN out of ten Britons plan to buy an electric car when they trade in their current vehicle, a survey shows.

Cheaper fuel costs and being seen to do more to clean up the planet are major motivating factors, found Shell Energy.

Another is the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars — after the government revealed sales of new ones will be ended in 2035, five years earlier than planned.

Colin Crooks, the chief executive of Shell Energy, said: ‘We support the need for the UK to move faster to meet climate targets and research shows there is public support for the earlier ban on traditional car sales.’ read more

Shell Energy launches EV charging bundle offering 2,000 miles free charging

Shell Energy is launching a new electric vehicle (EV) charging offer including an EV tariff and charger.

The offer includes a discounted home smart charger installed for £299, a saving of 14% compared to the retail price of £349.

The charger, provided by Shell-owned NewMotion, provides 7kW of power, charging a typical EV in five hours, Shell said. It will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with Shell Energy switching to 100% renewables last year as it re-branded from First Utility. read more

Dane lands offshore power grid deal for EDF-Shell’s Atlantic Shores

EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies have tapped Danish consulting firm COWI to devise the giant electrical transmission system design for the developers’ planned Atlantic Shores wind complex off the US state of New Jersey.

COWI said its work would encompass design, quantity and placement of onshore and offshore substations as well as the interarray cables connecting substations and individual turbines.

EDF Renewables NA subsequently formed a joint venture with Shell New Energies – Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind – to develop the lease area which they believe has potential to supply up to 2.5GW of wind power capacity to multiple markets along the eastern seaboard. read more

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