Fake Toronto Parking Tickets? Parking Control Unit?
This morning when I went to school, there wasn't parking in the school area, so I parked in a public parking area infront of a salon place across the street for around 30 min... when I came back to my car I got this parking ticket saying Parking Invoice 1350329. It is on a questionable piece of yellow paper, with almost photocopied printing. It is asking for my credit card number and such! It says i get discounts if I pay in certain amounts of time... $350 if I don't pay in the span of 28 days, if I pay within 4 days its only $25... it just looks sooo sketchy to me. The number is a 647 number and theres a P.O box... doesn't look too legit.
Does anyone know about this kind of thing happening?
(btw the site on it is just a paying site thats it. and the number is automated. you cant get through.)
- Jim BLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
A GENUINE Toronto parking ticket is machine printed by a computer that the Parking Control Officer carries.
The actual ticket is printed on a material that feels like a new Canadian bill, it is polymer plastic, not paper, so the printing does not run, in the rain. .
This sounds like a fraud, to me. TAKE it to any Toronto POLICE station and talk to the front desk Staff Sgt, and show it to him/her. It may be of interest to the fraud unit of TPS.
- HoratioLv 78 years ago
The first source link I posted below shows images of the types of parking tickets issued by the City of Toronto. If you still have doubts, I would contact the Toronto parking enforcement department to verify if the ticket is legitimate. Click on the second source link I posted below for their contact information. And if the ticket turns out to be legitimate, click on the third source link for your payment options.
/Source(s): http://www.toronto.ca/pay-toronto-tickets/payyourt... http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/parking/ http://www.toronto.ca/pay-toronto-tickets/parkingt...
- Rona LachatLv 78 years ago
You may have gotten a ticket from a private place that runs the parking lot. Check carefully where you parked to see if it was Private property and not a street.
Ticket sounds like a scam. If from a private parking company they might tow your car the next time it is on one of their lots.
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- tazzybeer06Lv 78 years ago
call Toronto city hall and ask them maybe they have a website that has real tickets for u to compare.
that sounds like a scam But be 100% sure if it is a fake Please contact the police and let them know
so they can catch the scammers I have heard of scam pkg tix in toronto before.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I think ive gotten the same ticket from the same place. was this the plaza across from Humber college? and since its been a year now... What did you do and how did it work out for you?
- Anonymous5 years ago
call Toronto PD, I am pretty sure this is a scam!
- 7 years ago
More info is in this article http://torontoboom.com/toronto/in-toronto-consider...
Is it true?