I am being pursued by EDF Energy for a £2,400 debt built up by my ex-husband. We were married for three years. In that time I was physically and mentally abused.
I finally managed to evict him from my house with the help of police. It was only when I started clearing out his possessions that I discovered unopened bills — bills I had trusted him to pay with my help.
I rang the companies and explained the situation. The water companies, BT and Sky all said they would pursue him for the debt and allowed me to open new accounts making a fresh start in my name.
The exception was EDF who was adamant I would have to pay. The firm was awful, unsympathetic, rigid and bullying. It said to stop matters escalating further I would have to agree to have the debt put into my name and pay £40 per month towards it.
So far I have paid around £1,000, but my bill recently rose to £178 per month.