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NCP Parking Fine... Should I appeal??
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graciefacey
Old 02-11-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default NCP Parking Fine... Should I appeal??

Hello!

I got a 50 parking fine in an NCP car park at a station, even though I had paid 5.50 to park there. They are saying that my ticket wasn't displayed properly. I thought that I had displayed the ticket, but I think that when I shut the car door it must have got blown over... and also I had some old tickets on my dash board.

Do I have any grounds to appeal? I am aware that they will probably have photos showing that the ticket was not displayed properly, but I did buy a ticket!

I'm not very good at confrontation and the prospect of appealing is a bit scary...

I would be really grateful for any advice!

Thanks

Grace
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Old 02-11-2010, 1:33 PM
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There is no point in appealing, it will be rejected. They just want your money.
Just ignore them and don't worry. You can see the usual NCP letter chain in this thread, so you'll know what to expect.

Oh, and its not a fine!
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Old 02-11-2010, 1:36 PM
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There is no appeals process. They're an ordinary private limited company and will not turn down profit. Since when have you ever 'appealed' your BT or British Gas bill?

All you have is an unenforceable invoice anyway.

• do not pay
• do not contact them
• ignore their threatening junkmail
• they will give up and go away
• they will not take you to court (where they'd lose)
• NCP have never ever done court anyway. Last thing they want is to be in the national newspapers - they're a big company and like to keep their scam quiet
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Old 02-11-2010, 5:24 PM
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I'm not very good at confrontation and the prospect of appealing is a bit scary...

I would be really grateful for any advice!
Thanks
Grace

You don't need grounds for appealing against a scam. NCP may be a large company but their bogus parking tickets are no more enforceable than any other. Ignore it.

There is so much info on the internet - and it's been covered on Watchdog TWICE already this year - so don;t think that it;s just us saying to ignore it:

The whole MSE parking board is linked below, there are hundreds of current threads just like yours, with everyone ignoring the scammers! Happy reading, you'll find the Watchdog youtube clip on a top thread and also pictures of the exact letter-chain of threats NCP will send to the registered keeper before they give up:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...play.php?f=163

pepipoo fightback forums parking board:

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=30

Consumer Action Group parking board (scroll down to the mustard yellow headings to read threads but don't use the templates, not worth a stamp. Never acknowledge a PPC fake ticket, NEVER appeal):

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk...ffic-Offences&

Or just Google 'do I pay a private parking ticket'? that will find results from the forums telling you the score. Please stop worrying, these fake tickets are meaningless and only useful as paper aeroplanes. Nothing happens to your credit rating and NCP don't do Court, so don't believe the letters!
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012/13!

CLICK on '>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking>' end of the small blue 'Home>Forums>' link, top of the page, to see current threads.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless it was in Scotland or NI.

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Old 09-11-2010, 8:55 AM
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Thank you for all the great advice!

I am definitely going to ignore it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 6:06 PM
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Thank you for all the great advice!

I am definitely going to ignore it.
Best bet, and just think the cold weather is coming and you can use the paper to light the fire!
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Old 09-11-2010, 7:33 PM
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Keep hold of your 5.50 ticket as evidence that you did pay to park there and never send it to anyone. It's yours as you paid for it.

I had a similar problem with a parking company who decided to put a ticket on my window even though I had paid and displayed so I sent off a copy of my ticket and told them I wasn't paying there charge for not diplaying a ticket and this was my proof. This was in June with CP Plus limited. Nor sure if NCP would do the same though.
I've still got my ticket filed away and will keep it forever.
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Old 09-11-2010, 8:51 PM
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Be interesting all this pay and display garbage when the winter sets in, do they walk around with de-icer or just place scam tickets on the cars ?

Not that i'm worried
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