Have you heard of this one?A farmer received a bill for $10,000. over Smiths Falls way. Usually they pay $250. and were so upset they are ready to commit suicide. Someone came in and said to wrap the meter in copper wire all the way to the bottom and into the ground. The meter immediately slowed down. Apparently the chip is so sensitive it picks up police radio, cell phones etc. and charges you.
Trying to find out more.