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    Fellpony
    Advice on a Parking Eye Parking Charge Notice
    • #1
    • 13th Feb 10, 8:26 PM
    Advice on a Parking Eye Parking Charge Notice 13th Feb 10 at 8:26 PM
    I have received a Parking Charge Notice from Parking Eye, it says it has photographic evidence of me parking in B and Q car park, it even gives times down to the very second!!

    I know I parked there but never saw any signs to say that the maximum time I could park there was 2 hours.

    They would like me to pay £50.00 before Friday 17th Feb or it will go up to £80.

    Any advice would be most gratefully received!!
    You never know how strong you are until you have no other option.
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  • squack
    • #2
    • 13th Feb 10, 8:32 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 8:32 PM
    tell them to get stuffed
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th Feb 10, 8:40 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    • #3
    • 13th Feb 10, 8:40 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 8:40 PM
    Read all of these similar threads (you just needed to search for Parking Eye on the forums):

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/search.html?searchid=75991655

    Then read the sticky ('please read before posting'!) which tells you about these fake PCNs:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1363571

    Then see the Parking Eye letter-chain that you will receive, illustrated here:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...71&postcount=1

    Then just sit back and ignore the scammers. It doesn't matter even if they had the clearest high-def photo ever of your car and a timer calibrated to Greenwich Mean Time! It's not evidence of anything you need to worry about.

    You have not committed any offence and nothing will happen except the registered keeper will be sent the letters shown on the last link. Ignore the lot and they will just stop & give up, they are seeking victims who will be scared and pay.

    Don't be a victim of a private parking company scam!
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 13th Feb 10, 8:42 PM
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    peter_the_piper
    • #4
    • 13th Feb 10, 8:42 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 8:42 PM
    I like the sentiment but its probably easier and eventually quicker to just ignore them. As its only a begging letter that should be easy.
    You will get 4-6 more threatening letters/solicitors letters and debt collectors missives. All safely ignored.
    Millies due back at Christmas.
  • bromsgrovebarry
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    • 13th Feb 10, 9:56 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 9:56 PM
    Parking Eye are total muppets. Do not be intimidated by their 'unfailing' technology
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8322783.stm
    Still waiting for Parking Eye to send the court summons! Make my day!
  • Fellpony
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 10, 10:12 PM
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 10, 10:12 PM
    Thank you very much guys and gals, I would have just paid it but wondered if I could get round it some way. Here starts the ignoring the letters!!
    You never know how strong you are until you have no other option.
  • bromsgrovebarry
    • #7
    • 13th Feb 10, 10:24 PM
    • #7
    • 13th Feb 10, 10:24 PM
    With a wedding coming up, you have better uses for your money than paying scammers.
    Still waiting for Parking Eye to send the court summons! Make my day!
    • Sir Roger deLodger
    • By Sir Roger deLodger 13th Feb 10, 11:19 PM
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    Sir Roger deLodger
    • #8
    • 13th Feb 10, 11:19 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 11:19 PM
    Parking Eye are a bunch of numpties, even by PPC standards. They are very easy to ignore, I have been doing it for years. Expect another letter from them followed by a couple from an outfit called CCS then they will crawl back into their pond.
    • sarahg1969
    • By sarahg1969 13th Feb 10, 11:56 PM
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    sarahg1969
    • #9
    • 13th Feb 10, 11:56 PM
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    • 13th Feb 10, 11:56 PM
    I agree, ignore. I had a ticket from them, then one letter from CCS. And that was that. They were rubbish, as scammers go.
  • kellyandmatt
    We got one of these lovely "PCN"'s today from parking eye also. Thanks to all the advice we will also be ignoring it, watch this space for more info.
  • Fellpony
    Had my second letter, again offering to reduce the charge to £50 if I paid it within 4 days of the letter being sent out..... hmmmm well I haven't paid it, so will wait for the next one!! hey ho...
    You never know how strong you are until you have no other option.
  • bromsgrovebarry
    Well done for not allowing yourself to be intimidated by the scum. Good luck for your wedding!
    Still waiting for Parking Eye to send the court summons! Make my day!
    • hillcats
    • By hillcats 12th Sep 10, 12:00 PM
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    hillcats
    We are also ignoring the scam mail from PE.
    They will have a long wait before they get a single penny from our account.
    Even I can't beat my misses to it, so they have diddly squat of a chance.
    ORIGINAL MORTGAGE AMOUNT £106,454.00 (Start Sept 2007)
    DEC 2015 O/S AMOUNT £29,983.74 DEBT REDUCED BY £76,470.26 By Std Regular, Over-Payments & Off-Setting.

    Bank of England + 0.19% Tracker Mortgage (IF OFFSET REPAYMENT) Discounted (Sept 2007-2010) then increased to Bank of England + 0.62% for remainder of mortgage term (2027)
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 12th Sep 10, 9:57 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    We are also ignoring the scam mail from PE.
    They will have a long wait before they get a single penny from our account.
    Even I can't beat my misses to it, so they have diddly squat of a chance.
    Originally posted by hillcats

    You got your priorities right!
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

  • kaushal101
    What happened?
    Just wanted to check what was the final outcome/conclusion. Did the ignoring of letters worked and ParkingEye stopped sending further notices? I've also just received a notice from PEye & was wondering if I should also follow the suite.
    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 6th Dec 10, 12:02 PM
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    trisontana
    Just wanted to check what was the final outcome/conclusion. Did the ignoring of letters worked and ParkingEye stopped sending further notices? I've also just received a notice from PEye & was wondering if I should also follow the suite.
    Originally posted by kaushal101
    I am 100% certain that nothing came of the threats from Parking Eye. They won't go near court because they know they won't win. Just keep ignoring!
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 6th Dec 10, 1:37 PM
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    steve1500
    They've stopped stopped writing to the wife for her parking in August - It's not funny I'm going to have to find other bits of paper to help get the fire started
    Private Parking Tickets is my way of telling the wife to use her car and not mine
    • esmerobbo
    • By esmerobbo 6th Dec 10, 4:36 PM
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    esmerobbo
    I saw Parkingspy off once for a friend who was considering paying.

    They never got back to her I think it may have been the email signature.

    RH.Mr Esmerobbo QC
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 6th Dec 10, 4:54 PM
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    peter_the_piper
    Dare we ask what the QC stands for?
    Millies due back at Christmas.
    • esmerobbo
    • By esmerobbo 6th Dec 10, 4:59 PM
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    esmerobbo
    I dare not say on an open forum relating to me.

    However I was hoping they would read it as Queens Council. "Queens Counsel" even.
    Last edited by esmerobbo; 06-12-2010 at 6:34 PM.
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