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ParkingEye Invalid POPLA code (Double Dip

edited 21 January 2020 at 8:09AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 21 January 2020 at 8:09AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
Hi all,
I am helping a colleague with a PE double dip situation.

The initial appeal was rejected (before he got me involved), and PE have sent the rejection letter with POPLA code via email.

So quick chat with colleague to complain to the fast food outlet and tell them to get it cancelled, in the meantime I will get going on the POPLA appeal.

So checked the code on parking cowboys and got the following:

You have missed the deadline to appeal!
Your deadline was on the Wed Feb 10 2010
Your deadline passed 3624 day(s) ago
Grounds for complaint
This code was generated 3652 day(s) before the date of your appeal rejection letter. This means that you have not been given the full 28 days to appeal that you are entitled to under the British Parking Association's Code of Practice. Please consider making a complaint.

Anybody seen anything like this before?

TIA Bluetoffee

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  • Le_KirkLe_Kirk Forumite
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    I believe there were some issue last week with invalid codes. Your colleague could try contacting PE (by e-mail) asking for a valid code but warn him to be careful not to say who was driving or try a complaint to BPA Gemma Dorrans or Steve Clark.
  • edited 15 January 2020 at 8:38PM
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    edited 15 January 2020 at 8:38PM
    No-one uses the Parking Cowboys code checker, or their website, as so much is out of date. And they did themselves no favours by continuing to carry a really onerous link to a horribly aggressive parking appeals firm for far too long, despite receiving loads of complaints and knowing all about the issues with the people left 'running' it.

    So they lost too many brownie points and the website isn't much use now. Clearly it suffers from the same glitch POPLA had, that they've now put right.

    Test the code on POPLA instead but don't actually put any data in. That's fine.

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  • bluetoffee1878bluetoffee1878 Forumite
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    Thanks CM, I didn't realise about the parking cowboys website. I used it just before Christmas for another appeal I've got going on and it seemed to work.

    Anyway, did as you suggested on the POPLA website and it appears valid.

    I've also suggested to my colleague that he should have an app on his phone which logs journeys amongst other things from the vehicle manufacturer which would be good evidence of the obvious double dip.

    Happy new year to you also CM and apologies for the mighty blues, good game I thought both teams. Best of luck against Villa on Saturday.
  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    Some Reading

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5550336

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5972164

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Nine times out of ten these tickets are scams, so consider complaining to your MP, it can cause the scammer extra costs and work, and has been known to get the charge cancelled.

    Parliament is well aware of the MO of these private parking companies, many of whom are former clampers, and on 15th March 2019 a Bill was enacted to curb the excesses of these shysters. Codes of Practice are being drawn up, an independent appeals service will be set up, and access to the DVLA's date base more rigorously policed, persistent offenders denied access to the DVLA database and unable to operate.

    Hopefully life will become impossible for the worst of these scammers, but until this is done you should still complain to your MP, citing the new legislation.

    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/8/contents/enacted[/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]

    Just as the clampers were finally closed down, so hopefully will many of these Private Parking Companies.[/FONT][/FONT]
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  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    A nextlane dashcam is also a good idea especially if they do journeys commercially or as a job , a phone tracker tracks the phone , not the person or vehicle

    People who insure and have a black box fitted have possible vehicle tracking information

    Good luck with this quest and welcome back
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
  • CastleCastle Forumite
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    Redx wrote: »
    A nextlane dashcam is also a good idea especially if they do journeys commercially or as a job , a phone tracker tracks the phone , not the person or vehicle

    People who insure and have a black box fitted have possible vehicle tracking information

    Good luck with this quest and welcome back

    I think it's called Next Base.
  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    Yep , it is called Nextbase , but mine was in a different room so couldn't see the box

    I received the trade plate spring clips from e##y you can attach to show plates, so just awaiting the latter now ��

    My other car has the plate below the hatch but my new one is on the hatch itself
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
  • bluetoffee1878bluetoffee1878 Forumite
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    So for completeness:

    Colleague contacted various Mackies senior management to complain and has now had a reply from the local franchise owner/manager that the speculative invoice will be cancelled.

    Have advised him to make sure he gets official notification of such.

    Further evidence that a complaint to the Land Owner as per the Newbies thread should always be your first port of call.

    Hooray, PE beaten yet again
  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad Forumite
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    McDonalds I assume, not the lovely ice cream manufacturer?!

    I have posted about your success in the Successful Complaints About PPCs thread.


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