The Prankster has decided to choose whichever parking company has the most stringent and nonsensical appeals policy and then heavily invest in them. He can then sit back and watch the money roll in. If any parking companies wish to get in on The Prankster's investment round first before all the loot is gone, please email him at the usual address, explaining why your appeal process is most likely to generate large amounts of wahoola.
The Prankster previously blogged about this here.
Here is The Prankster's appeal letter.
Here is the reply from CP Plus.
Thank you for your letter concerning the above Parking Charge Notice.
The Protection of Freedoms Act does not apply in this case, but it relates only to specific aspects of certain types of case and our ability to issue and enforce charges is not predicated on it applying or we would not issue charges after the deadline you refer to had expired.
If you wish to appeal this charge, please inform us of your reasons for doing so, so we may take these into account and consider your appeal. Until you do so, we will not be able to accept or reject an appeal, and either revoke this charge or provide the POPLA code requested. We will hold the charge at the current rate for a further 14 days.
The Prankster considered he had appealed, so replied.
CP Plus then never contacted The Prankster again, but instead (as already documented) The Prankster received a letter from Debt Recovery Plus. The Prankster then complained to the BPA Ltd asking them to address the following five points:
- Failure to complete appeals process within 35 days by writing to me to accept the appeal or reject the appeal and send a POPLA code
- Failure to automatically send POPLA code after rejecting an appeal
- Rejecting an appeal without final confirmation to myself…
- …or Referring case to Debt Collector while appeal is still active
- Pursuing the registered keeper after admitting that the NtK was out of time
Please also require CP to either accept my appeal, or reject my appeal and provide a POPLA codeHere is the reply from the BPA Ltd
The Prankster is obviously disappointed that the BPA Ltd has not addressed any of his points satisfactorily. He considers that it is not the province of the parking company or the BPA Ltd to define what a valid appeal point is. This should be left to POPLA. If POPLA decide that an appeal is fanciful or nonsensical then they can withdraw the appeal and not charge the operator £27.
However, he is wildly excited about this new investment opportunity and hopes that this blog post is not read to widely before he gets a chance to put his money into this new goldmine.
The Parking Prankster