The Prankster has received a number of reports of Smart Parking issuing bogus tickets when no contravention has actually occurred. Many of these are from Perth in Scotland, and googling 'Smart Parking Perth complaints' produces a number of newspaper articles on this issue.
Local MP Pete Wishart has labelled Smart Parking "a cowboy company” after he has been inundated with complaints about it from some constituents.
The Prankster can reveal the problem is not confined to Perth. Here is a report from the Bury Times letter page of 8th October.
The Prankster has been informed that Matalan Bury does not have ANPR, which means the ticket will have likely been issued via a warden using a smartphone.
UK Parking Control wardens have been recently found to be forging timestamps on their smartphones so it is not beyond the bounds of possibility for the same problem to occur with other parking companies.
If you have been issued a windscreen ticket by Smart Parking, or any other parking company, and you believe the times are not correct and that evidence has been forged, please contact The Prankster at email@example.com, so that the matter can be investigated.
The Parking Prankster