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    Wheel clampers.........

    A friend parked in a car park that belonged to a boarded up pub,didnt see the wheel clamping warning signs and got clamped.
    Got back to her car and saw the notice and rang the guy who was 20 mins away.
    Whilst waiting for him to arrive to release the clamp she saw 2 signs,both warnings about being wheel clamped if parking in the car park,one stated there was a £75 release fee the other stated £150 release fee,when the guy arrived she pointed it out be he still charged her credit card with £150

    Surely if theres 2 different fine prices you could argue the fact to get the clamp removed at the cheaper of the 2 quoted fees?
    (I know I would of done had it of been me)

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    Report the scum sucking bottom feeders to the police:x

    I'd go to the Police and report it. Your friend could say that she didn't think the wheel clamping was still going since there were contradictory signs and the pub was boarded up.

    I didnt think wheel clamping was still legal practice!

    Citizens Advice Bureau site says " All wheel-clampers on private land must be licensed. People should always ask to see their license and ask who the wheel-clamper works for."

    id have rung somedoy with a bloomin good set of bolt cutters/ angle grinder :thumbsup:

    In England and Wales, wheel-clampers operating on private land must be individually licensed by the Security Industry Authority. Operating in such circumstances without a valid license, or in breach of its conditions (which include displaying ID at all times), is a criminal offence under the Private Security Industry Act, 2001.

    ( Wikipaedia )

    mikebike;4021037

    Report the scum sucking bottom feeders to the police:x



    Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying F***

    I reported it when they clamped my car. They said I would have to pay it, and take them to court.

    I left my car there and went back at 2am and cut it off with my bolt choppers. I took the clamp with me so that they couldn't use it again.

    This was a few years ago though.

    Ohh Angle Grinder Man!

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    Seriously, if they weren't licensed correctly, it could have been an unlawful clamping.

    thesaint;4021138

    Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying … Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying F***I reported it when they clamped my car. They said I would have to pay it, and take them to court.I left my car there and went back at 2am and cut it off with my bolt choppers. I took the clamp with me so that they couldn't use it again. :)This was a few years ago though.



    omg it was The saint who clamped the car!!! :-D

    thesaint;4021138

    Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying … Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying F***I reported it when they clamped my car. They said I would have to pay it, and take them to court.I left my car there and went back at 2am and cut it off with my bolt choppers. I took the clamp with me so that they couldn't use it again. :)This was a few years ago though.


    Respect to you sir! They just annoy me as i believe that they are claiming money with menaces and i suppose you may include to a lesser degree extortion:x

    Sounds like extortion to me.

    couldnt she tell her credit card company she never authorised that amount then they could do a grab back???

    blackpeppa;4021050

    don't know if this site will help, worth a … don't know if this site will help, worth a lookhttp://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=idx



    Thats a great link peppa have some rep.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    foxymissroxy;4021256

    couldnt she tell her credit card company she never authorised that amount … couldnt she tell her credit card company she never authorised that amount then they could do a grab back???


    thats exactly what i was thinking too:thumbsup:

    foxymissroxy;4021256

    couldnt she tell her credit card company she never authorised that amount … couldnt she tell her credit card company she never authorised that amount then they could do a grab back???



    Yeah, sounds like this is worth a go, take a pic of the site and the 2 signs with the conflicting prices and contest the lot!

    Original Poster

    thanks for the links and the advice,its a great help i shall pass it all on the guy was going to impound the car if she didnt cough up and as it was a courtesy car as hers was in for repair she didnt have much choice but to have the clamp removed

    If you're unlucky enough th get the *******s that took mine on New Years Eve.......The clamp only has to be on the car a matter of seconds and they are allowed to tow it away, then the fee is......wait for it ........£500!!! If you pay by card they make you do chip and pin and then you can't get a refund, they are all licenced and get a crime ref no. from the police so when you call to report the car stolen they already know who has it. Mine was left for less than 10 mins and they were spotted driving away so we called them to sort it out but they refused and drove it 20 miles away. They made us go there on New years morning at 8am to get it and met us in a really dodgy place, wanted to see the money first before unlocking the compound, and its all legal!!!!
    Happy New Year !!!!

    That's daylight robbery!

    she should have called the police there and then

    Don't I know it, the police can't do a thing as long as they are licenced, and inform them when they tow away.
    The crazy thing is THEY get a crime ref no. for your vehicle.

    wendyak;4022419

    Don't I know it, the police can't do a thing as long as they are … Don't I know it, the police can't do a thing as long as they are licenced, and inform them when they tow away. The crazy thing is THEY get a crime ref no. for your vehicle.



    You've got me confused here?
    Are you saying that a clamped vehicle is considered a crime? Are the police adding this to their stats as a crime they have solved??

    No, they give them a ref no (the same as a crime ref no.) so that the police can identify where the vehicle is. When you find the car missing you ring the police, they look up the reg and give you the ref no and details of who has got the vehicle, then they don't go looking for it and you can'try to claim on insurance for a lost car.

    p.s. £500 is criminal, it was sign written works van and my son had gone to the hairdressers and parked in their carpark. The salon was full so he went over the road to another salon...........they are having a feud, we didn't know! The first salon called the clampers, so the haircut cost me £500!!!!

    wendyak;4022790

    No, they give them a ref no (the same as a crime ref no.) so that the … No, they give them a ref no (the same as a crime ref no.) so that the police can identify where the vehicle is. When you find the car missing you ring the police, they look up the reg and give you the ref no and details of who has got the vehicle, then they don't go looking for it and you can'try to claim on insurance for a lost car.



    Phew! Thx for clarifying.

    thesaint;4021138

    Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying … Unless the law has definitely changed, the Police won't give a flying F***I reported it when they clamped my car. They said I would have to pay it, and take them to court.I left my car there and went back at 2am and cut it off with my bolt choppers. I took the clamp with me so that they couldn't use it again. :)This was a few years ago though.



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