ONE DRIVE has been left baffled after being hit with a £510 parking fine – almost six YEARS after they were said to have signed in.
William Black, 37, was told he had overstayed his welcome at Antonine Shopping Center in Cumbernauld, Scotland, three times in 2016.
He said he was only told of the historic charges, which began in separate cases in April, May and July 2016, last week after debt collectors sent him a letter grumbled in the post.
But William is from Calverton, Notts.
“I was actually quite upset,” he told The Sun Online.
“The worry is that people might write to you six years later and say you owe £510.
“Obviously I was there for more than four hours [each time]. If I had been there in the first place!
“I have never heard of this before. I really can’t remember how long it’s been. ”
The property appraiser, who used to work in the penalized area, claimed that he called the debt collector DCBL Ltd to ask for more evidence, but they were unable to provide him with any.
He said he had been told that the huge announcements had to be “lost in the post” with the call handler adding that they had “six years to pursue this”.
William now insists he won’t pay a dime of the fine without proof – and is ready to go to court over bizarre debts.
He added: “It’s not like I paid that fine, it’s not without proof.
“There are better things I could do with this money than pay some parking fee that I don’t even remember parking.
It’s not like I paid that fine, not without proof.
“That’s a lot of money – I’ll wait until I have a court date.”
All penalties from DCBL Ltd. are all valued at £100, with an additional £70 ‘administration fee’ attached to each penalty.
They reasoned for each of them as a violation of the parking lot’s free stay up to four hours and no return policy within two hours.
The letter sent to William, which lists his alleged practices as ‘multiple unpaid parking charges’ indicates his next opportunity to dispute the charge if the being brought to court.
It added: “You now have 14 days from the date of this writing to pay the outstanding amount or call us to discuss the payment.”
Antonine Shopping Center said it could not comment on the matter as it involved a period “under previous ownership and management and unrelated to us”.
The company, which has a previous relationship with the mall, said it was also unable to comment but believes the mall has a team of local management who will deal with operational issues at the time. there.
They added that the group “will be transferred to the current owners upon sale”.
Current management of the Antonine Shopping Center insists the new owners are “completely separate from any previous owners and any policies they had in place at the time”.
DCBL Ltd. have been approached for comment.
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