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Raleigh warns of bogus delinquent parking violations

Posted November 26, 2012

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— The City of Raleigh is warning residents to be on the lookout for bogus notices about delinquent parking violations.

Residents in west Raleigh on Monday reported receiving the notices on their vehicles.

They appear to be legitimate – with the City of Raleigh seal and a payment website for ParkLink, the division of the city responsible for parking enforcement, as well as a telephone number and mailing address for payments.

The notices also include information on the amount of the so-called original parking violation, plus a delinquent penalty fee.

One of the notices sought payment for $476, plus a $170 penalty.

City officials say the city does not place delinquent notices on vehicles but uses the U.S. Postal Service to send them out.

Anyone who suspects they have received a bogus notice should not send money but contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3335.

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  • Scubagirl Nov 27, 8:36 a.m.

    I noticed on the news last night the car they showed had out of state tags, wonder if they're only being put on them?

    I also wondered, based on the news story, if maybe they were targeting those who park badly.....can't remember the exact wording but seems at the bottom of the 'ticket' it said something like that.

  • htomc42 Nov 27, 8:20 a.m.

    How hard can it be to catch these people? If there's a way to send them money, just follow the trail.

    I've long thought that we need some sort of Escape from NY type gulag for these scammers and identity thieves.

  • dsdaughtry Nov 26, 7:15 p.m.

    A problem with outsourcing municipality services will eventually end up turning into a scam just like this. What next? A property tax scam? It can happen because all of our vital information including mailing address is online for all to see.

  • Scubagirl Nov 26, 5:28 p.m.

    " (maybe they're just moving from those places).
    sendusmessage"

    Probably some truth in that statement, but we don't seem to have a problem growing our own either......

  • LuvLivingInCary Nov 26, 5:07 p.m.

    hope they targeted some of those people with the handicap placards

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 26, 4:48 p.m.

    And ParkLink is legitimate? Ha!!

  • gingerlynn Nov 26, 4:42 p.m.

    There's a sucker born every minute!

  • sendusmessage Nov 26, 4:33 p.m.

    Clever scheme... Hopefully the cops are smart enough to figure out who opened up the PO box or who's been cashing the checks, though I'm sure it was under a false name... I don't like the way this city is going, starting to feel like NYC or Miami with all the fraud (maybe they're just moving from those places).

  • Scubagirl Nov 26, 3:43 p.m.

    Hopefully no one will get caught by this but I suspect at least 1 or 2 will.