Scam alert – Take care when paying for your car parking at a meter!

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Recently, there have been reports around the country of scammers placing fake QR
codes on parking meters, which lead unsuspecting drivers to unauthorised payment
sites where they are prompted to input their personal and financial information.
Follow these top tips to avoid falling victim to these scams…

  1. Verify QR codes: Before scanning any QR code for parking payment, look for any
    signs of tampering or irregularities, such as scratches or tear marks on the QR code.
  2. Use official payment methods: Stick to using official payment methods and avoid
    making payments through unfamiliar QR codes or websites.
  3. Stay Vigilant: Be on the lookout for any suspicious behaviour around parking
    meters, such as individuals tampering with them or loitering nearby.
  4. Report Suspicious Activity: You can call 101 or contact CrimeStoppers to report
    potential scams of this nature