Drivers are being warned of a parking scam when using the Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) car parks.
Pay and display scam
We have had reports of drivers being approached by someone offering assistance with using the pay and display ticket machine.
The suspect told the driver to pay by card and then claimed the credit card has been captured by the machine. Drivers may also be approached about a parking fine and asked to pay the fine using our pay and display machines. Our car park machines do not have the ability to do this.
What do to
We urge all EFDC car park users not to engage with anyone who offers to assist with paying for parking. If you are approached by someone, even if they have some form of ID, do not give them your card.
No parking attendant will ever ask you for your credit card to pay for parking. Call the police immediately or ask someone for help, then report it to our Customer Contact Centre on 01992 564000.
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