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    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 28th Sep 16, 6:59 PM
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    catfunt
    **** IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU POST - Personal info in posts.
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:59 PM
    **** IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU POST - Personal info in posts. 28th Sep 16 at 6:59 PM
    It continues to amaze and worry me how much possibly identifying information posters asking for help re: private parking tickets put in their posts.

    The private parking companies do read these forums, and some posters are leaving information in their posts which could identify their case, and this could lead to problems particularly if a case went to small claims.

    For example:

    Posters using their real name in their username or as part of it, e.g. if your name is Roger Mellie, having the username "rogermellie123". Use something that couldn't possibly identify you by your real name. for example "PPC Slayer" or something!

    The exact date and time of the parking event. Date is fine, but is it a good idea to state you entered the car park at 10:13am and left at 11:16? Better to state that you entered the car park and left an hour and 3 minutes later. Alternatively, make up the times, but keep the intervals between them the same.

    Any reference numbers (POPLA, Vehicle Reg No, PPC case numbers etc etc)

    In the event of a court claim or a LBA - stating the exact amount being claimed. I remember earlier this year (I think) someone posting that they received a court claim and put the exact amount of something like £352.17 in the thread.
    Next thing we know is that the PPC has PMed the OP saying words to the effect of "we have identified your case, we only have one case with this exact claim amount and this thread will be produced in court as evidence against you".
    Be more vague about the amount, e.g. "Several hundred pounds" etc.

    If posting scans of letters, be sure to redact any info as above - in addition, blank out any barcodes or QR codes (the square-shaped pattern codes) which could be sneakily used to ID cases. I've seen a lot of these left on scans and always wondered if it is wise to leave them there.

    In summary:
    Don't post your real name, including as your username. Avoid posting exact times of posting events, or exact amounts on invoices.



    We don't need to know these in order to offer advice.
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
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    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 28th Oct 16, 2:14 PM
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    catfunt
    bumping again.......
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • Autolycus2000
    • By Autolycus2000 29th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    Autolycus2000
    When I posted a couple of months ago about the PCN that was placed on my car at a London Underground station I also kept quiet about the name of the station. I figured that with it being quite a remote station with a small car park there was a good chance mine would have been the only PCN issued that day.

    Not sure if that was overly paranoid but better safe than sorry.
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 31st Oct 16, 5:21 PM
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    catfunt
    Agree.. best to play on the safe side.

    There is a lot of info you don't need to post in order to get help and advice on here, or Pepipoo.
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • DollyDee
    • By DollyDee 1st Nov 16, 5:46 PM
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    DollyDee
    Bumping for catfunt

    Post everything you can but nothing that specifically identifies you
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 3rd Nov 16, 12:00 PM
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    catfunt
    Bumping.

    Just like https://youtu.be/vAfthQTqj24

    ..for those old enough to remember
    Last edited by catfunt; 03-11-2016 at 12:04 PM.
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 7th Nov 16, 12:30 PM
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    catfunt
    https://youtu.be/wG9z61JaAtE

    ...except I am!
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • DollyDee
    • By DollyDee 9th Nov 16, 7:00 PM
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    DollyDee
    Bumping again............
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 20th Nov 16, 6:32 PM
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    catfunt
    bumpation.......
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 7th Jan 17, 2:54 PM
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    catfunt
    About time this was bumped in the light of some recent posts.
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • Kind Of Irritated
    • By Kind Of Irritated 7th Jan 17, 3:47 PM
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    Kind Of Irritated
    Me too. Old enough to remember The Bump.
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 25th Jan 17, 6:34 PM
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    catfunt
    Bit o' bump 'n' grind....
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 9th Feb 17, 8:50 PM
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    catfunt
    Boing !!!!!!!!
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 1st Mar 17, 11:43 PM
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    Half_way
    In addition to not saying I drove, or I parked at X do not say anything that could give away the drivers ID at all, avoid he/she/mother/father/gran/uncle/aunt/spouse/brother/sister etc.

    Always refer to the parking incident in the third person, so My father ( who is colour blind) parked at Station gardens shopping centre and parked in a bay for magenta cars, and his car was red becomes, from what i understand the vehicle parked at station gardens shopping centre and apparently parked in a bay for magenta coloured cars, however the warden said it was a red car
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 15th Mar 17, 12:49 PM
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    catfunt
    long overdue bump
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 15th Mar 17, 10:50 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    In addition to not saying I drove, or I parked at X do not say anything that could give away the drivers ID at all, avoid he/she/mother/father/gran/uncle/aunt/spouse/brother/sister etc.

    Always refer to the parking incident in the third person, so My father ( who is colour blind) parked at Station gardens shopping centre and parked in a bay for magenta cars, and his car was red becomes, from what i understand the vehicle parked at station gardens shopping centre and apparently parked in a bay for magenta coloured cars, however the warden said it was a red car.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 21-03-2017 at 8:47 PM.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the trail, top of this page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 21st Mar 17, 5:32 PM
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    catfunt
    bumped in the light of some recent posts
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
    • catfunt
    • By catfunt 30th May 17, 6:51 PM
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    catfunt
    about time this had a bump
    Got a Private Parking Notice??
    ** Do Not Pay
    ** Do Not Ignore a Notice to Keeper (except Scotland)
    ** Do not mention who was driving (No "Me" Myself" "I")
    ** Never, ever phone a Private Parking Company
    ** Please read the NEWBIES thread at the top of the forum
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