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    michlou
    Contractual Parking Charge Notice from G24
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:36 PM
    Contractual Parking Charge Notice from G24 30th Jan 12 at 1:36 PM
    Hi all,

    I know there are other threads out there about these charges but im a worrier and want to check my specific case.

    My husband and I spent all day at the cinema, literally! This morning a charge notice has come through the post from G24 with pictures of our car entering and leaving with the times and stating term breached : Exceeded the maximum duration of stay permitted. Its free parking there. They are asking for £95 or reduced amount of £75 if paid within 14 days.
    There is an address on the back if i want to dispute and i can provide the proof of being in the cinema.

    I just really want to know what to do about it, i havent contacted anyone else yet (apart from my husband at work so i think i made his day go from bad to worse )

    Any advice and help putting my mind at ease is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by michlou; 30-01-2012 at 2:06 PM.
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    • Sir Roger deLodger
    • By Sir Roger deLodger 30th Jan 12, 1:44 PM
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    Sir Roger deLodger
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:44 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:44 PM
    Why do you think your case is any different from the thousands of others on here?

    Ignore G24.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 30th Jan 12, 1:46 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:46 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:46 PM
    Do nothing at all. It's a mail scam.

    Read the sticky thread at the top by Crabman 'PPC letters & threats' and watch the Watchdog clip linked at the bottom of it. be sure this is definitely NOT a parking ticket, NOT a fine and that despite what the 'paperwork' suggests, there is NO APPEAL PROCESS.

    They just want your money. They will not get your money!

    Just play snap with each letter that matches the pictures in the top thread.

    Anyone who pays these scam fake PCNs is either uninformed or gullible, victims of a complete con. Do not be victims, be informed.
    PCN in a private car park in England/Wales? DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    USE THE 'FORUM JUMP' ON RIGHT, GO TO THE PARKING TICKETS FORUM. READ THE 'NEWBIES' THREAD.
    Do NOT read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 30th Jan 12, 1:58 PM
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    FatAndy
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:58 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 1:58 PM
    Write to whoever runs the cinema and tell that as one of their best customers and having spent a small fortune on tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, etc you are extremely offended that you've been subjected to a bunch of scammers in this way. Say you won't be returning and spending any of your hard earned cash any time some. It probably won't have much of a effect but it might make you feel better.
    Last edited by FatAndy; 30-01-2012 at 2:36 PM.
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  • michlou
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    • 30th Jan 12, 2:00 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 2:00 PM
    just watched the watchdog clip, didnt spot that one before and i have to say it did make a good paper airplane!
  • AlexisV
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    • 30th Jan 12, 2:34 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 2:34 PM
    G24 have never ever done court anyway.
  • michlou
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    • 30th Jan 12, 4:51 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 4:51 PM
    ok, just want to see if this changes things at all (Have looked at other posts but cant find this specific info)
    My husband has just got in after checking the signage and it says up to 6 hours free but over that time will need to pay a charge then a list of prices for day, week, month rates etc...
    Does this change anything as it does say to pay if staying longer, not that there are any paying machines!
  • taffy056
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    • 30th Jan 12, 5:29 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 5:29 PM
    Pmsl so there is charge to stay longer than 6 hours, but there is no means to do so, how the hell do you pay to do so then ? It just reinforces things, there is no way on this earth it will go to court, they will get slaughtered there.

    As mentioned above ignore the scammers.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 30th Jan 12, 5:41 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 5:41 PM
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    • 30th Jan 12, 5:41 PM
    ok, just want to see if this changes things at all (Have looked at other posts but cant find this specific info)
    My husband has just got in after checking the signage and it says up to 6 hours free but over that time will need to pay a charge then a list of prices for day, week, month rates etc...
    Does this change anything as it does say to pay if staying longer, not that there are any paying machines!
    Originally posted by michlou

    It doesn't change a thing. Once a scam, always a scam, and these PPCs mearly always have notices up in the car park. They mean nothing because a private company cannot lawfully fine you - and nor do they even know who was driving, among other legal 'problems' they have no hope of overcoming in your case!

    These companies rely on gullible people getting a fake PCN and some letters and being scared or believing they must have some sort of authority, and that Court might follow.

    They don't. And it won't!
    PCN in a private car park in England/Wales? DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    USE THE 'FORUM JUMP' ON RIGHT, GO TO THE PARKING TICKETS FORUM. READ THE 'NEWBIES' THREAD.
    Do NOT read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

  • SodG24
    Firstly note my username ! I've had two invoices from G24 and successfully ignored both.

    G24 are both hypocritical and liars. And before this post gets deleted I can back both these statements up. Firstly they do not adhere to contracts they themselves have entered into - i.e. the contract they entered with Nominet when they purchased their domain name. They broke this contract by lying about their official address ( they firstly used a PO Box which isn't allowed and then attempted to pretend they worked from Harley Street, London .... as if ).

    They are also cowards - I've invited them to take me to court on numerous occasions on here or to at least PM me ..... guess what ? NOTHING !!!!!

    You should IGNORE them and put their letters either in a safe place or the hamsters cage. Nothing will happen to you whatsoever.

    Also, you should complain to the cinema CEO - what was the cinema you visited ?
  • Trebor16
    ok, just want to see if this changes things at all (Have looked at other posts but cant find this specific info)
    My husband has just got in after checking the signage and it says up to 6 hours free but over that time will need to pay a charge then a list of prices for day, week, month rates etc...
    Does this change anything as it does say to pay if staying longer, not that there are any paying machines!
    Originally posted by michlou
    And therein lies the con. You are expected to pay a charge if you exceed the time limit but there is no means to do so. So they send out their "fines" instead to try and fleece you.
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