country living

Estill Springs, TN

#22 Jan 5, 2013
i have the best report for all henry co people,bpu charged me with a bill that belonged to a friend of mind because she was staying with me for a few days.said i had to pay it or i would get my elec. cut off if it was not paid in full by my cut off date,and they charged my meter with the kilt watts she had on her bill, yet the kilt watts did not come from my meter,but they made it look like i used the elec at my home,and that her bill came off the top of any money i paid them on my bill,they said it was legel to do it that way because she was staying with me because she was homeless at the time,they said if they found out that some one that owned them a late bill was living with someone else that is how they collect that persons old bill is by charging yhe person they were staying with, NOW THAT IS BULL SHIT so be sure people that you let come over does not owe a bpu bill or you will have to pay for it,,i know i did..but my friend paid me back ..the same day they took my money. but i am looking for a lawyer now on the way i was treated that day by all employees there,i talked to like a dog,,and i have never been late on a elec. bill in 20 years,has this happen to any one else? or i'm i the 1 st,
tom

Keller, TX

#23 Jan 5, 2013
country living wrote:
i have the best report for all henry co people,bpu charged me with a bill that belonged to a friend of mind because she was staying with me for a few days.said i had to pay it or i would get my elec. cut off if it was not paid in full by my cut off date,and they charged my meter with the kilt watts she had on her bill, yet the kilt watts did not come from my meter,but they made it look like i used the elec at my home,and that her bill came off the top of any money i paid them on my bill,they said it was legel to do it that way because she was staying with me because she was homeless at the time,they said if they found out that some one that owned them a late bill was living with someone else that is how they collect that persons old bill is by charging yhe person they were staying with, NOW THAT IS BULL SHIT so be sure people that you let come over does not owe a bpu bill or you will have to pay for it,,i know i did..but my friend paid me back ..the same day they took my money. but i am looking for a lawyer now on the way i was treated that day by all employees there,i talked to like a dog,,and i have never been late on a elec. bill in 20 years,has this happen to any one else? or i'm i the 1 st,
They are the worse commie bAsytards I have ever seen. Welcome to little Iran.
shocked

Union City, TN

#24 Jan 6, 2013
I have never heard of such, but really am not surprised. They are nuts at BPU and need to get someone up there who can run the place like it should be run. Any idea on choices people have?
country living

Estill Springs, TN

#25 Jan 7, 2013
up date on bpu charging me for my friends past due bill...i,m waiting on the form to come to me in the mail from the atty. generals office from nashville tn.i do have a cliam against them for doing it. and it is illegal for bpu to make some one else pay a bill that is not there;s,maybe more people will come forward and file legal complaints with the atty.general's office against the bpu co,for illegal action that they taken to all the people that have to have bpu services.then maybe things will be changed for the people that can not pay there bill in full every month,i will kept a post up here about how my case is being handled because they put me in a hardship that i did not deserved and my friend as well did not deserve to have her imformation put on my bpu bill.
springville

Dallas, TX

#26 Jan 9, 2013
the exact thing happenedd to me my dad lived with a friend anbd he moved out and stayed with me and th electric bill was for their trailor i had my electic art my house for 15 years and he moved in with me and they found out and charged my bill over three hundred dollars for what they owed and they said it was legal that is so wrong that would be like if they owned a car and didnt pay a payment just casue they live with somwone else you charge the person they live with that is so wrong please let me know cause I would like to get something going on this too i let it go cause i didnt think i could do anything
seriously

Paris, TN

#27 Jan 9, 2013
country living wrote:
up date on bpu charging me for my friends past due bill...i,m waiting on the form to come to me in the mail from the atty. generals office from nashville tn.i do have a cliam against them for doing it. and it is illegal for bpu to make some one else pay a bill that is not there;s,maybe more people will come forward and file legal complaints with the atty.general's office against the bpu co,for illegal action that they taken to all the people that have to have bpu services.then maybe things will be changed for the people that can not pay there bill in full every month,i will kept a post up here about how my case is being handled because they put me in a hardship that i did not deserved and my friend as well did not deserve to have her imformation put on my bpu bill.
Where do i sign did it to me few years ago, ended up having to move cause couldnt meet their demands and bullying tactics would love to see something done, if i own my property it is none of their damn business who i let stay that is invasion of privacy, harassment and sharing that information is highly illegal .
Damn Nazis and good ole boys each think they are above the laws not caring who they hurt we need a regime change before it gets worse. Noe we have nazi good ole boys, isnt paris grand
lindsey ray parker

Martin, TN

#28 Jan 10, 2013
everybody chill out, my daddy is a lineman for the BPU electric department. it's the actual office who make the decision to shut off electric, not the men who come fix your lights. it absolutely kills him when electric has to be shut off, but the people are given AMPLE time. and as for the people whining about storms causing your lights to stay off for a few days, how bout you give my daddy and his fellow employees a rest from working 52 hours straight, get off your lazy butt and fix it yourselves.
not

Paris, TN

#29 Jan 10, 2013
If you had read the posts no one is complaining about the line workers it is the illegal practices of the executives and women in the accounts office. The linemen are just doing their jobs the office and admin are purposefully and with full comprehension breaking the law.
country living

Estill Springs, TN

#30 Jan 10, 2013
what we are talking about here has nothing to do with the the line men,this is about having to pay a debt that is not ours because we have helped some one out when they were in a hardship,there is not a law that says you have to pay a bpu bill in some one Else's name because they are staying with you.i would have not of known that i was charged with my friends bill had i of not went to bpu and paid on my bpu bill early, now what if i had of mailed my payment in that month,and then come my cut off date they came and turned my lights off because of her out standing bill,that would of been wrong to of done with my bill being paid for that month,also had it of went down in that manner i would've had to of came up with 350.00 deposit before they would of turn my lights back on.i have never been late there in 20 years,this is why i am so T'd off and you would be to if it should every happen to you.BPU are in the wrong,i am not going to forget about that day in there office , they were very rude to me, IT IS ILLEGAL the way they did it,that is why we have small claims courts for people that want to collect a debt,and then a judgement is ordered on the debt to be paid by the one that owes it,( not just any Joe blow.)
country living

Estill Springs, TN

#31 Jan 10, 2013
What can you do if you believe a debt collector violated the law: You have the right to sue a collector in a state or federal court within one year from the date the law was violated. If you win, you may recover money for the damages you suffered plus an additional amount up to $1,000. Court costs and attorney's fees can also be recovered. A group of people may also sue a debt collector and recover money for damages up to $500,000, or one percent of the collector's net worth, whichever is lessDebt collectors may not engage in unfair practices when they try to collect a debt. For example, collectors may not:

◦Collect any amount greater than your debt, unless your state law permits such a charge
◦Deposit a post-dated check prematurely
◦Use deception to make you accept collect calls or pay for telegrams
◦Debt collectors may not engage in unfair practices when they try to collect a debt. For example, collectors may not:

◦Collect any amount greater than your debt, unless your state law permits such a charge
◦Deposit a post-dated check prematurely
◦Use deception to make you accept collect calls or pay for telegrams
◦Take or threaten to take your property unless this can be done legally


Consumer Law: Fair Debt Collection FAQ is where i got this info from,go to this site and you will learn alot about bill collecters, WE DO HAVE RIGHTS
high court

Paris, TN

#32 Jan 12, 2013
you better go federal court...not local.
rockytopzz

Paris, TN

#33 Jan 13, 2013
I've heard this rumor for years....is it true that BPU raises their prices up for everybody to pay for the Christmas lights in town?
living country

Estill Springs, TN

#34 Jan 13, 2013
rockytopzz wrote:
I've heard this rumor for years....is it true that BPU raises their prices up for everybody to pay for the Christmas lights in town?
yes they do they are a rip off, they had there laugh with me last month when i went and paid my bill,but i/m going to have the last laugh for what they did to me on 12/12/12
furious

Desoto, TX

#35 Mar 12, 2013
I had an experience with bpu today, a very unpleasant one... I have always heard negative things about them but never really realized how sorry they really were!! There employess are incredibly cruel and rude.. hate to know I have to do business with them every month.
SMH

Paris, TN

#36 Mar 13, 2013
Well you guys will all be glad to know they've torn down the building next door and spent $$$ so you can soon pay your bill more easily. LOL
good old girl
#37 Mar 20, 2013
It is not the electric department giving you a hardship but those that use the service then do not pay. It is a form of stealing and some one has to pay so the responsible party should Be upset with them as they will repeat this behavior if not held accountable Before long you won"t be able to pay your bills for paying theirs.
urwrong

Paris, TN

#38 Mar 20, 2013
good old girl wrote:
It is not the electric department giving you a hardship but those that use the service then do not pay. It is a form of stealing and some one has to pay so the responsible party should Be upset with them as they will repeat this behavior if not held accountable Before long you won"t be able to pay your bills for paying theirs.
You are simply wrong. Period. the bpu is responsible for anything illegal actions it undertakes as part of its business practice. It is also responsible for invasion of privacy and billing for services not rendered to person they are billing for someone else's services received. That is highly illegal and unethical. Threatening to turn of a persons electric for services that were not at that address or name that are unpaid. Is illegal. They get by because people stupidly sign the piece of paper they offer as a way to help thus making the person legally responsible after the fact. Do not sign anything and record all conversations then you may end uP owning a large portion of the company. Also write all the state representatives let them know how crooked Paris bpu has become. I plan to today. Fed up with good ole boy network stealing and bullying the rest of the local citizens.

Though I do want to say The party the received and used the services is responsible and should pay the bill even if it is 10 a month till its paid. Also if they refuse payment by law the obligation is fulfilled and 5 a month is minimum to keep them from turning it to collections. Always keep receipts. Learn the laws. They know them but ignore them expecting everyone to be ignorant so they can continue their illegal practices.
Also only referring to administrative office staff the manual labor people do best they can to keep a job and keep equipment working. They can't control the fact they work for a unethical immoral company that thrives on breaking the law and gouging and bullying the citizens of its community that are not part of their good ole boy club.
tlh

Paris, TN

#39 Jun 6, 2013
own my home 8 years.had to pay my bill late all these years because of the way get paid.paid lot of late fees. cant get due date changed.had the same due & disconect date all theese years also.came home no power!disconect date moved back 4 days.payed bill & back on.then the now bad credit letter.or be turned OFF again. pay a 325.00 deposite in full.NO PAYMENT PLAN.my bill already running 275.00 plus month.the previous general manager CARED ABOUT PEOPLE.JOHN ETHRIDGE NEEDS 2 BE PUT ON A RAIL AND RUN OUT OF TOWN WAKE UP PEOPLE!
truth

Paris, TN

#40 Jun 6, 2013
everybody thinks they're owed something for nothing. just shut up and pay your bills you bunch of goddamned whiners.
Pauly

Memphis, TN

#41 Jun 6, 2013
truth wrote:
everybody thinks they're owed something for nothing. just shut up and pay your bills you bunch of goddamned whiners.
That attitude you have, makes you sound just like most of the workers.

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