Friday, 28 August 2015

Further fake times involving UK Parking Control emerge

It seems that UK Parking Control have a serious problem with honesty, with faked photographs now being apparently used in more than one car park. Three cases have now emerged, in just a week.

This can no longer be attributed to the actions of one rogue parking warden eager to earn his commission. Instead, the problem seems to be across the board. If this is proven, then conspiracy to commit fraud may have occurred.

In the latest case, reported in the Stoke Sentinel a motorist was issued a ticket for staying between 9.40am and 11.40am. However, the motorist only visited the supermarket for 10 minutes, and was at home until 11am, then visited a friend before carrying on to the car park..

The time stamped pictures sent to the motorist showed the car surrounded by the exact same cars, including one with its boot open in both photographs, taken at 9.40 and 11.37.

Here is the photo allegedly taken at 9:40. Note the white car to the left, the blue car to the front with the boot open and the black car to the right.

Here is a photo taken at 11:37. Note the black car to the right is the same.

And another picture at 11:37. The white car to the left is the same, and the blue car to the front still has its boot open. After two hours? Who are UK PC trying to kid?

UK Parking Control stated; "All our photographic evidence is time stamped and this cannot be changed."

Obviously this head in the sand attitude is an indication this whole debacle is carrying on with the tacit approval of management.

Prankster Note

This continuing situation throws doubt on the whole concept of issuing tickets using SmartPhone technology. Reputable operators urgently need to build safeguards into their apps, such that tickets cannot be issued unless the time is currently synchronised with UK time.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster

Have you had a ticket from UK Parking Control where you dispute the times? If so, please contact The Prankster with details, including any photographs and the location where the incident occurred.


  1. I'm only a couple of minutes away from that particular Lidl. I think I may have to pop down there with a camera of my own. One with properly configured timestamps, of course.

  2. A camcorder left running, partially obscured on the rear window ledge facing the windscreen is what you need.
    You catch many a tinkering of evidence that way.

  3. UK Parking Control were convicted for fraud (overturned on appeal). Court evidence is time stamped and this cannot be changed.

  4. Angus Gill, have you had a good look at the photos?,you can see someone loading stuff into their boot, for 2 hours! specsavers my friend.

  5. Is this not the same UK Parking Control who allegedly instructed their staff to give hospital cancer treatment outpatient car parks 'a good banging'?

  6. tell the police, they will find the person involved and the camera.

    2Fraud by false representation

    (1)A person is in breach of this section if he—

    (a)dishonestly makes a false representation, and

    (b)intends, by making the representation—

    (i)to make a gain for himself or another, or

    (ii)to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.

    (2)A representation is false if—

    (a)it is untrue or misleading, and

    (b)the person making it knows that it is, or might be, untrue or misleading.

    (3)“Representation” means any representation as to fact or law, including a representation as to the state of mind of—

    (a)the person making the representation, or

    (b)any other person.

    (4)A representation may be express or implied.

    (5)For the purposes of this section a representation may be regarded as made if it (or anything implying it) is submitted in any form to any system or device designed to receive, convey or respond to communications (with or without human intervention).

    1. Oh, if only. "Civil matter, sir", I'd expect, or possible "Whatchu talkin' bout?"

      While we're fantasising though, there's a case to be made that the muggers are in a "public office", which would also bring Misconduct into it.

  7. can we not just go and "duff em up" , instead?

  8. I'd be very interested to know if any of the other cars in the photo's (Including the one with the rear hatch open) received tickets? After all. They were all there for the same period of time..... Allegedly.

  9. Another one.

  10. The PPC scammers will blame this on 'a few rogue self-employed contractors'.....nothing to do with us, honest guv.