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Diamond Parking Scam again

Diamond Parking Scam again

By Seanm2009 on July 7, 2009 - 12:25pm

I received a letter yesterday indicating that I have received a parking violation ticket back in May 2009 while I've parked in a reserved lot. However, I have not received any ticket on that specific day by a DP patrol. So I phoned them this morning to dispute the ticket and I had to go through their complicated voice messaging system for 5 min to figure out which option to choose from, finally I went through their company directory as there was no clear option to choose and talk to a person. Anyway, after I spoke with the agent she claimed that I received a ticket on May 27 and I walked away to another store where does not belong to their parking lot so the patrol person issued me a ticket. When I asked for a copy of the ticket she claimed they do not have any copy just details. I insist on not receiving any ticket so she offered me just pay the ticket original amount in 15 days not the penalties. This is a same case that happened to friend of mine a month ago. So I figured it out they are trying to charge people as much as they can. I really do not know what to do and do not want to pay this unfair charge as I was neither parked there nor received any ticket. Pls advice what to do with these kind of scams. BTW, I live in Lonsdal NV area and I received twice parking ticket from City of North Van with actual ticket and I paid them on time with no penalties. So if there was a ticket I would not missed it and knew about for sure.

Submitted by pat (not verified) on July 7, 2009 - 2:28pm.

I had the same experience few weeks ago. Don't worry :)

Submitted by MKV to MOV (not verified) on July 13, 2009 - 8:04pm.

Come on .

Submitted by North Van resident (not verified) on July 14, 2009 - 11:24am.

If you did park in a lot dedicated to a specific store or mall and didn't do any business there, you are out of luck. Pay the ticket. Parking lots are actually private property and the owners employ private parking enforcement companies to patrol them.

If, however, you did shop at the store within the time posted on the signs in the lot, you have the right to be there for the alloted time. They know people will park there and walk to local businesses so it's a game of tag you sometimes win, and sometimes lose.

My car was tagged while I was in the grocery store. Time on the ticket was actually 2 minutes after my shopping receipt was issued and I had already returned to the car. I was parked right across from the front doors and there was no one visible issuing tickets or checking cars.
I made a copy of my date-stamped store issued receipt and send it with a copy of the ticket to the company that issued it. It proved I did business with the store who, in essence, provides the space for their patrons while shopping in their store. They never contacted me but, as far as I know, they cancelled the ticket.

Something didn't add up so I fought it and won.

They aren't bound by the same governances as Municipal Parking and ByLaw Enforcement so you do have to be prepared to deal with deliberately difficult processes if you want to appeal a ticket. They make it deliberately hard so most people just give up and pay the fee.

Submitted by Yaletown (not verified) on July 23, 2009 - 1:38pm.

Regarding Parking Tickets in Downtown Vancouver

When parking at a meter on the streets of Downtown, never walk away from your car while you are using the pay service by cell phone.

A friend of mine parked up, locked the car, walked over to the meter and took note of the number on the meter and very slowly walked away from her vehicle as she called the number to pay for parking via telephone. The devious parking warden noticed my friend walking away from her car whilst paying via cell phone and began to issue her a ticket because she had left the car with no money on the meter. So as she had just finished paying over the phone (only 10 yards away from her vehicle), she turned around and noticed the guy giving her a ticket, at which point she went back to her car and told the guy that there was money on the meter, to which he replied, "not when i checked there wasn't", to which she replied, "i was dialing it in", to which he replied, "you walked away from your vehicle with no money on the meter, so that's worthy of a ticket"!

Anyway the miserable devious ticket guy decided he was going to enforce the case at which point my friend asked for his name and ID - she then called the head office whilst stood with the parking warden. The company that issued the ticket decided that they had been unreasonable and canceled the charge.

Damn Right!

Be sure to stand with your car whilst you dial it in and do not walk even a few steps away from your vehicle whilst doing so - they will jump out behind your back and ticket you.

These people know exactly what they are doing and they do not want to reason with you - they just want your money!

Submitted by Fast payday advance (not verified) on August 1, 2009 - 10:32am.

I just hate parking anywhere downtown because I always feel like I'll get a ticket even though I'm parked at the right place and the right way.

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Submitted by legal services (not verified) on August 11, 2009 - 2:47am.


sorry to hear that you have faced big problem.
i hope you will recover it soon.

Submitted by cash advance software (not verified) on August 18, 2009 - 9:18am.

that is crazy, I would fight it!


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