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    • Villager1
    • By Villager1 8th Jan 19, 1:46 AM
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    Villager1
    I called PCM after receiving debt collectors letter in panic. Have I messed up?
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    • 8th Jan 19, 1:46 AM
    I called PCM after receiving debt collectors letter in panic. Have I messed up? 8th Jan 19 at 1:46 AM
    Hi Iím so sorry to start a new thread, couldnít find my answer in newbies. PCM charged me for ďparking out of bayĒ at a train station when Iíd stopped for 30-60seconds to remove baggage and my back tyre was ON the marked line rather than in it as I see on their photos, whilst I quickly removed luggage from boot to drop someone off. I feel itís very unfair but with the level of escalation starting to feel Iíve comitted a serious crime amounting to £160. Iím a doctor and donít need the extra stress right now
    I sent a lengthy letter to complaints with firstly a complaint of their service (very inconsistent information when I called them, a letter coincidently not sent by them meant I lost my time frame of appealing through IAS), and some of your mentioned point such as lack of signage, who the ďparked attendantĒ was? (as no one was there to issue the ticket, unless the were very far away zooming in with a camera), and how the 60 second stop would have caused them loss of business. However I DID refer to being the driver and probably implied itís my car.
    In a panic on receiving the debt collector letter I called PCM and had a very stern lady saying my complaint has no link to the appeal (despite my letter being recieved and not acknowledged) and that the £160 fine remains, making me feel worse. I tried to offer paying £60 but she refused and eventually the line cut off (seemed deliberate). Very unprofessional service and feel bullied into paying.

    Seeing as Iíve done a couple of things wrong, should I now just pay the fine of £160? I donít seem to be supported by any friends or family that this is a scam.

    Thanks
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    • Villager1
    • By Villager1 11th Jan 19, 9:32 PM
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    Villager1
    We never forget a member v the scammer

    Even though you are a doc, a large scotch might help
    Originally posted by beamerguy
    I'm a 32 year old female so scotch isn't really my drink plus everyone should be on dry January!! Great, you'll be notified when i reply on this thread? i'll have a good read of Newbies in interim.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 11th Jan 19, 9:47 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    You are still wondering whether to pay even though you know PCM were outed on Watchdog, and feature in endless Parking Prankster Blogs about 'Mrs Sunglasses' and other predatory employees, and NEVER win a defended case here?

    PCM are lying about Vine. You can find that by searching the forum for 'Vine'!

    In the case Vine v Waltham Forest LBC (2000) the precedent was set that once is it established that sufficient and adequate warning signs are in place, a driver cannot be heard to say they did not see the notice.
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT UNLESS IN SCOTLAND OR NI
    TWO Clicks needed Look up, top of the page:
    Main site>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 11th Jan 19, 11:05 PM
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    beamerguy
    I'm a 32 year old female so scotch isn't really my drink plus everyone should be on dry January!!
    Originally posted by Villager1
    That's positive, keep it up
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Egbert Nobacon
    • By Egbert Nobacon 13th Jan 19, 10:52 PM
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    Egbert Nobacon
    Hi Villager1,

    Hope this may give you more courage.
    My daughter got a parking invoice from PCM which went to court last November.
    We didn’t find this site until about a week before the court case and made a right pig’s ear of the procedure relying purely on inadequate signage.
    However the DJ found in our favour dismissing the claim ����
    PCM didn’t attend which probably helped.

    I would suggest that you will not only win this on quoting “Grace Periods “ but could claim unreasonable behaviour costs and also a claim for acquiring your data without justification as this claim is so weak.

    This could well amount to 4 figures so go for it and punish the scammers for the grief they have caused you.

    The excellent regulars on this site may guide you through this if they agree with my remarks.

    GOOD LUCK you can easily beat the PCM scum.
    • Villager1
    • By Villager1 14th Jan 19, 1:34 PM
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    Villager1
    Thank you for the feedback on your daughters case that’s very promising! I felt vulnerable dealing with this initially but have had a lot of encouraged support on here so will pursue it to court (as that’s how PCM seem to deal with their claims).

    My only worry I guess has been that I may go work abroad for a while and i could miss some important post if this gets dragged on... Also haven’t had a chance to go back and take photos and worry they put up new signs before I get round to doing that..
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Jan 19, 1:46 PM
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    If you go to work abroad for any length of time, just inform the PPC/solicitor of your address for service.
    • mnkut
    • By mnkut 15th Jan 19, 8:54 PM
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    mnkut
    Thank you for the feedback on your daughters case thatís very promising! I felt vulnerable dealing with this initially but have had a lot of encouraged support on here so will pursue it to court (as thatís how PCM seem to deal with their claims).

    My only worry I guess has been that I may go work abroad for a while and i could miss some important post if this gets dragged on... Also havenít had a chance to go back and take photos and worry they put up new signs before I get round to doing that..
    Originally posted by Villager1
    Do take pics, but also remember Google street view has a(in most cases) year on year view. So you can illustrate to the judge using this as well.
    I won today at court against PCM and I'd be happy to assist you, it's definitely an easy win and great experience!
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