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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