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Rail commuters are hit by up to 40,000 bogus parking fines:

 

'Pirates' accused of demanding money from commuters using the wrong law

 

  • £100 fines handed out when drivers outstayed permitted period at car parks belonging to Chiltern Railways
  • MET Parking Services was using the wrong law to issue the parking tickets
  • Company also issues fines on behalf of McDonald's car park users
  • Firm, which manages car parks on line between Marylebone and Birmingham, admitted that 1,025 tickets were incorrectly issued
  • DVLA earns £10m a year from private parking firms for right to access its database

 

Parking ‘pirates’ are accused of issuing thousands of bogus penalty notices to travellers using railway station car parks on a busy commuter line.

Fines of £100 a time were handed out when drivers stayed beyond the permitted period at car parks belonging to Chiltern Railways.

But MET Parking Services was using the wrong law to issue the tickets, and is now accused of demanding money under false pretences from as many as 40,000 commuters.

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2716193/Rail-commuters-hit-40-000-bogus-parking-fines-Pirates-accused-demanding-money-commuters-using-wrong-law.html

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NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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That is from the Prankster...

 

MET Parking deceive motorists for years. DVLA stick fingers in ears and make la la la noises

 

 

One dogged motorist has unearthed a [problem] MET Parking have been operating for several years on the Chiltern railway.

 

Chiltern Railway car parks are railway property and railway byelaws apply. This means that drivers can be fined for breaching the byelaws, and that the fine is backed by statute. Any legal action must be started within 6 months, and although the maximum fine for breaking byelaws is £2,500, in practice most magistrates impose around £50. This money goes to the crown, and not to MET Parking. The flip side is that the Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA) 2012 schedule 4 does not apply as the car parks are not 'relevant land'; this means that the keeper is not liable - only the driver is (unless the particular byelaws specify the owner may also be liable). Depending on the byelaws then, 'I was not driving' can be an absolute defence, as long as you can prove this, or the judge believes you on the balance of probabilities if the proof is not conclusive.

 

http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/met-parking-deceive-motorists-for-years.html?m=0

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Met Parking again – the most careless or most dishonest (it's not clear which) private parking Cowboys around.

 

Regulated (not) by the BPA – the British Pilfering Association – one of the most inefficient, self appointed, self agrandising, self-serving money making mob which pretends to call itself a professional organisation which seems to have tricked the DVLA through their own stupidity and greed into dealing with them exclusively as the money paying agent through which everyone's personal vehicle and driver details are available for a lot less than 30 pieces of silver.

 

DVLA is worse then Judas

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I wish the Daily Mail would cease calling these "Fines" - they are not.. they are speculative invoices !

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yes I've pointed that out twice now with posts in the threads of the reports on their site

 

but it keeps getting removed.

 

see they've use the word PENALTY too this time.

 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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In the week and a half campaign, I've yet to see the words Genuine Pre Estimate Of Loss..

 

And they said it was a risk appealing to POPLA.

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Actually, I think that the words – fine – and – penalty – are good words to use because in effect that's what the sums demanded really are at least in terms of their disproportionality and in terms of their effect. If the public feel that they are being fined or punished by a private cowboy unit, then they are more likely to rise up in anger.

 

Saying that it is a speculative invoice tends, in my view, to give the whole thing a certain legitimacy – at least in the eyes of those who don't know very much about the law and their rights as British citizens

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