The Sunday Times has today reported that the wardens responsible for doctoring photographs are no longer working for UK Parking Control. The company have also updated their software to close the loophole.
As yet, motorists affected have not yet had their charges cancelled, and the full scale of the problem is not known. However, this has been going on in at least two car parks back as far as June 2015.
The Prankster considers that the wardens would have got away with it for far longer had it not been for the power of the internet, social media and local newspaper and TV.
In no particular order, The Prankster thanks;
moneysavingexpert, for advising motorists affected
The Stoke Sentinel
Sheffield Trading Standards
Facebook - Motorists Against Fraudulent Charges - Tritton Road Retail Park, Lincoln
BBC Look North
The British Motorist Protection Association, for behind the scenes help
National Motorists Action Group for behind the scenes help
The Sunday Times
...and of course the motorists actually involved for fighting their corner hard and believing in themselves.
If other motorists have also been issued with fake tickets from UK Parking Control they should report the matter to Action Fraud who are currently investigating. The crime reference is NFRC150901164050.
The British Parking Association should also be informed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tritton Road Retail Park is owned by LaSalle Investment Management. The contact agent is James Curson. email@example.com.
The Parking Prankster