BORED HOLE & NEEDLE
This method involves direct tampering by boring hole or holes anywhere in the meter’s plastic casing. The tiny hole is then inserted with a needle which will stop or slows down the spinning aluminum dial. This tampering method can be easily spotted by the meter readers of the power company.
TURNING THE METER UPSIDE, DOWN
Turning your meter upside down could be a way to stop the meter. But this is very obvious and will be short-lived because the company’s meter reader shall call the maintenance to fix it.
REVERSING THE METER
The meter can be stopped from running or even reverse its motion to reduce the actual consumption reading. This can be done by using the so-called CURRENT REVERSING TRANSFORMER which are sold in the form of a power-saving device. Someone told me of a bulb which has almost no effect on the electric meter. Somewhere inside that bulb maybe a current reversing transformer.
USING A MAGNET
The electric meter is an electro-mechanical induction device. It uses electricity (consumes about 2 watts to operate itself), moving parts (like the aluminum dial), and an electromagnetic (induction) motor. The electric meter uses eddy current to regulate the rotation of the dial in accordance with the actual consumption of electricity.
Hence the meter uses electromagnetism (induction) it is also possible to interfere its movement by using magnets. The magnets of considerable sizes should be placed directly at the sides of the meter.