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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Possible fake appeals site

A possible fake appeals site has sprung up at http://winparkingappeals.co.uk/

The site owners don`t appear to have any appeals handlers and appear to have won zero appeals.

They appear to have copied (badly) the site from the old Appeal My Ticket site.


The site claims to have ICO registration CSN1934969, but this does not check out on the ICO website.

The site claims 218640 visitors, and to peak at 1178 hits per month as on 1/3/17 and to have 500 submissions in "the last months alone" but was registered on 17 March 2017 according to whois.

The site appears to be similar to one previously owned or controlled by Mark Seddon and Peter Lunt, so The Prankster would appreciate any information from those two gentlemen as to whether they are the owners of this new site, and if so what exactly is going on.

http://www.wrexhamwebsites.com/
theukgroup@hotmail.co.uk

Remember, "You have nothing loose with use"

The Prankster wishes to make it clear Tony Tyler has nothing to do with this site.

Parking Tickets Appeal" for Liverpool

There appears to be a sister fake site http://parkingticketsliverpool.co.uk/

This processes charges for the bargain price of £15, compared to £25. as long as the ticket is issued in Liverpool.

Despite the fact the domain was only registered on 16 March 2017, they claim Our Parking Appeal success is very high and we have had over 500 successful appeals in the last 18 months alone from our website.

The 'visitors to domain' counter appears to be shared with the other site. If you visit one site then the other, the shared counter increments by one.

The Prankster has put a number of questions to the twitter account of the site, @andsavemoney.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster



12 comments:

  1. They really need to make up their minds how much their 'service' costs. It's £25 at the top but only £15 by the time you get to the bottom!

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  2. They do seem to be ICO registered, but not under the number on their site.
    see https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA241276
    There's also a Liverpool appeals site as well if you have a look round the internet, with an appreciable number of similarities.

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  3. A quick search on one of the aforementioned gentlemen yields the following; http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=102828&sid=5d37176e38e95ed74194dc305999d061#.WOAs4TFtmUm

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  6. Their website stinks of deception. They don`t have any appeals handlers and have never won one appeal. read parts of their T&Cs below. they have forgot to remove the name Appeal My Ticket from section 20 & 22 and also term 24 is set up so you will lose you`re fee. There will be innocent members of the public out there thinking they will get a service when in fact these people will take their money and run.

    22. We can help you with any council parking ticket. "Appeal My Ticket" can write you a professional appeal and send this to the council on your behalf. Please email "Win Parking Appeals" and we will contact you. Your appeal will be deemed as started as soon as Win Parking Appeals open a file for your case. there is no refund for this service.

    23. We can help you with any council parking ticket. "Win Parking Appeals" can write you a professional appeal and send this to the council on your behalf. If the council decline the first appeal we will then appeal on your behalf to the Council Ombudsman. Your appeal will be deemed as started as soon as Win Parking Appeals open a file for your case. there is no refund for this service.

    24. By authorising Win Parking Appeals to as your official appeals handler you will not respond to any 3rd party requests regarding your parking appeals with ourselves or respond to any instructions from a 3rd party as this would nullify any refunds. If you do recieve 3rd party instructions please inform us. When we say 3rd party we mean the source being Facebook, Gmail uses or any other email other than the email you submitted your appeal payment fee with us.

    They state clearly on the first page. Our Parking Appeal success is very high and we have had over 500 successful appeals in the last 18 months alone from our website. I can confirm this is totally untrue.

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  7. "You have nothing loose with us".......Really? Really?

    How do they know I have nothing loose? Have they ensured everything is tucked in or tied down? :D

    Is England the first language of this site?

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  8. http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

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  9. Yes the site has been closed.

    Hi Tony,

    I have decided to close all the websites down in relation to parking appeals. Although the websites generated a lot of interest there is no point in wrangling with you. I apologise for the inconvenience caused even though you may not accept my apologies that's fine.

    I am really much to busy as a web developer and my own business to be getting sidetracked it is not worth it. The parking appeal websites will all be taken down today.

    I wish you all success with your business

    Best wishes

    Peter

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