There has been a rise in fake parking tickets recently. With modern technologies like hand-held printers becoming cheaper and easier to use, people across the globe are starting to see an increase in scams involving parking tickets. If you feel sure that you were parked legally, but you either got a ticket on your windshield or an email saying you had a parking violation, make sure you aren’t falling for a scam. Often these scams will direct you to send money via check or money order, or quickly pay online. So if you are being asked to send a check made out to anything other than the “NYC Department of Finance”, or the link to pay is not a .gov, be wary.
Of course, the easiest way to make sure your parking ticket is real is to use Ticket Wiper! You can enter your license plate number into our app and we will show you any NYC Parking Tickets associated with that number. Or you can enter the ticket itself and see if it comes up. If you do end up with a bona fide parking ticket, Ticket Wiper is here to help you fight it. If we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay a dime. Try it out today!