Parked my car April 27 2011 in a parking lot on the south west side of Yonge and Shepperd Ave. in Toronto. The parking meter machine right behind the spot I parked in, was broken in the sense that it would not accept payment and print out a ticket. My credit card actually got stuck in the machine ...I panicked as I was travelling the out of the country the next day. I had to fight with the thing to manually pull my card back out!
Hence, I went to my appointment, I was not more then 30 minutes and came back to a $39.15 ticket with notification that it would go up in price to $74.15 if it was not payed in 14 days. I saw no one in charge in the lot when I arrived and or when I departed. Funny how they come out of nowhere to give you a ticket in your absence?
When I returned from vacation I moved households ...I did plan to write to Impark and explain the unfairness of the situation ...then post office went on strike. ...and then honestly I forgot about it.
I'm now faced with a form of extortion ...pay the money $74.15 or get bad credit! (They offered to lower the fine to a mere $39.15)
Highway robbery to say the least... they said I should have called the number on the meter and reported it broken. I do not have a cell phone and is it really my responsibility?
I said I'm reporting it now...who knows if the meter has been fixed???
Do they do this to lots randomly, have broken meters on site and then give out fines?
How many people take the time to call or write and dispute their tickets?
Very unfair and morally wrong. It's shameful!
Their parking meter was broken and I got fined for it!
They should be investigated held accountable! I saw an article on line about a class action lawsuit in 2009...anyone else have complaints about this company?
Strength in numbers!