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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 29th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    Call for Action - submit evidence of private parking rip-offs Which? Magazine now!
    • #1
    • 29th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
    Call for Action - submit evidence of private parking rip-offs Which? Magazine now! 29th Dec 17 at 2:39 PM
    WHICH are asking again for consumer problems

    https://whichcouk.bsd.net/page/s/which-taking-on-2018

    Which are pretty good at hitting the government with
    consumer problems.
    No harm in them hearing from you, I have done it for
    the great parking scam and their dodgly solicitors

    Only takes a couple of mins
    Last edited by beamerguy; 07-01-2018 at 3:20 PM.
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Jan 18, 12:17 PM
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    beamerguy
    Something that calls out to people - like:
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    "Call for Action - submit evidence of private parking rip-off conduct to Which? now!"

    Thanks C-P, title now changed
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Jan 18, 3:03 PM
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    I would suggest another minor change to the title as to me it looks like you are asking for help with your own problem, not telling people that this is a call to arms to get Which? Magazine involved in investigation parking scams.

    Perhaps put the words Which? Magazine in different coloured text, or at least something that makes it obvious that you are talking about the magazine.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Jan 18, 3:10 PM
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    beamerguy
    I would suggest another minor change to the title as to me it looks like you are asking for help with your own problem, not telling people that this is a call to arms to get Which? Magazine involved in investigation parking scams.

    Perhaps put the words Which? Magazine in different coloured text, or at least something that makes it obvious that you are talking about the magazine.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    We need to firstly see if they get involved.
    It would indeed increase their credibility
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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    • muleskinner
    • By muleskinner 8th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
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    Done - here's hoping...

    The private parking industry.

    This industry is currently an unregulated scam, ripping off thousands of consumers each year and clogging up the courts system with completely spurious claims.

    Currently the industry is toothlessly self-regulated by two supposedly 'independent' bodies, the BPA and the IPC, both of which rely on private parking companies to fund them and therefore have a vested interested in keeping said companies 'on side'.

    The worst of these, the IPC, is owned by the same two individuals who own Gladstones Solicitors, the 'roboclaim' solicitors supporting private parking companies and responsible for around 50% of the litigation flooding the courts, they also own the 'IAS', the supposedly 'independent' appeals service offered by the IPC. Judge, jury and executioner.

    The business is legalised extortion. PPCs take any excuse for dispensing a ticket and then threaten to take the consumer to court for fees of around £250. If it gets to court the PPC makes their case by automated letters and statements that take no time to produce, whereas the average consumer (providing they have the gumption to fight it) can spend many hours fighting their side. I have spent at least 24 man-hours researching and preparing documentation for one such case.

    It doesn't matter to the PPCs if they lose as they aren't significantly penalised for doing so and the threat of court is enough to deter the vast majority of consumers from taking them on.

    There have been cases of consumers ticketed for parking in their own residential spaces, parking whilst they simply stopped to read signs telling them the parking terms, parking on land where the PPC wasn't even authorised to operate, even for waiting in a queue to get through a barrier into a car park! Many of these tickets are issued at hospitals where people are particularly vulnerable.

    Please do something about this unregulated scam industry.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 8th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
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    A MUST DO .... bumped up
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 8th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    Two of my family members have also responded, plus my own submission. Another family member has agreed to do the same, so I think we should all be asking friends and family to help if they have been affected by these scams.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 9th Jan 18, 12:39 AM
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    Bump again, so others also tell Which? about their experiences. I want them drowning in these cases, like we are!
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Jan 18, 7:06 PM
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    Bumping again.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    Bumping again.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    ... and again.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Jan 18, 11:05 PM
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    and again...
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 11th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    Todays big bounce

    Explain to the Which Magazine why the great parking
    scam should be regulated
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Jan 18, 9:23 PM
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    Bumping once more.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Jan 18, 3:51 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Bumping again, again.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • AntrimMark
    • By AntrimMark 16th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    Just told Which what happened to us, another bump.
    • LeedsMat
    • By LeedsMat 16th Jan 18, 2:39 PM
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    Which informed, bumping.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 16th Jan 18, 6:37 PM
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    WHICH are asking again for consumer problems

    https://whichcouk.bsd.net/page/s/which-taking-on-2018

    Which are pretty good at hitting the government with
    consumer problems.
    No harm in them hearing from you, I have done it for
    the great parking scam and their dodgly solicitors

    Only takes a couple of mins
    Originally posted by beamerguy
    Bump again - for more newbies to pour their hearts about to Which? and ask for investigation and pushing for stronger action, e.g. how about a Super Complaint about the worst issues, such as the IPC/IAS kangaroo court being allowed to be connected to a £15 version that (astonishingly) was nodded through as an official ADR.

    INVESTIGATE THIS!

    The IAS website trumpets:

    ''The Independent Appeals Service is listed by the Certified Trading Standards Institute as a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution organisation. The IAS has been assessed as being competent to deal with domestic and cross-border disputes relating to unpaid parking charges issued by private parking companies.''

    Soooo...why and how...and why has it not been stopped?

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/corruption-scandal-continues-at.html

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ipc-kangaroo-court-defies-government.html

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/is-independent-appeal-service-kangaroo.html

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-independent-appeals-service-ias-has.html

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/the-ias-fails-adr-reporting-requirements.html
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • DS90
    • By DS90 16th Jan 18, 7:54 PM
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    Submitted my own, for what it's worth.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 16th Jan 18, 8:59 PM
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    Submitted my own, for what it's worth.
    Originally posted by DS90
    Every contribution has its own impact and effect. Thanks for contributing to the cause and for updating this thread.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • flothy
    • By flothy 16th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    flothy
    Just submitted on behalf of my child, I hope they do look into these cowboy companies!
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 16th Jan 18, 11:27 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    flothy I will reply to you, been busy as work during the day. I have your message.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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