Karnataka: Amid the incoming of the Gruha Jyoti Scheme and the increase in electricity bills, there has been much fake news that has been spreading about the same, one of them has caught the limelight which says that the consumers saw a 50% increase in surcharge in their electricity bill?!
The bill that has been shared online as an increase in the surcharge is a fake bill and BESCOM and related authorities have confirmed the same.
The fake bill, which compared the consumption and billing for May and June, falsely claimed that Bescom had imposed a 50% surcharge. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Bescom asked consumers to refrain from believing such bills. “In the fake bill, it was mentioned that the May 2023 bill amount of ₹1,162 was generated for the consumption of 131 units, and in the June 2023 bill amount of ₹2,166 was generated for the consumption of 163 units. The bill has no R R Number, account number, name, and address of the consumer and is not genuine,” the statement clarified.
Bescom had collected only 6 paise per unit as FAC charges from the consumers, Bescom said. If consumers have any doubts about the bill, they can go to the Bescom sub-division office and get clarification for the same. Citizens should not believe such fake bills,” Bescom said in the statement.