Raleigh warns of bogus delinquent parking violations
Posted November 26, 2012 3:14 p.m. EST
Updated November 26, 2012 7:15 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.