Warning on bogus parking fines
The council in Brighton & Hove is warning of spam emails circulating, trying to con drivers into paying bogus parking fines.
The emails, marked as being sent from a ‘justice.gov.uk’ email address, claim the recipient had parked on private property and demands a £70 payment.
The council advises drivers to check carefully any communications demanding money for alleged parking offences. The authority says it has received a handful of complaints.
Press release ends
Text of the spam emails here…
REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE
Your vehicle was recorded parked on our Clients Private Property at Katherine Road
driveways from 12.13.23PM to 14.40.36PM on the 11.02.2014 and remained on site for 2 hour 27 min.
A notice was sent to you on 6.03.2014 which gives 28 days to pay full PARKING CHARGE or challenge the issue.
The amount of £70.00 is now due If payment not received within 28 days, an additional 40.00 administration
charge will be incurred. Failure to pay the full outstanding balance within 14 days of the date of this notice could result
in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt against you. You will also become liable for additional costs and
interest invoiced. Your ability to obtain credit in the future could be affected.
We are holding photographic evidence on file to support this claim.
YOU CAN FIND COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AND FORMS
FOR MAKING PAYMENT IN ATTACHMENT BELOW