Blue badge scammers have form

Earlier this week Redbridge warned about people scamming money from holders of blue badge disabled parking permits, hanging around in council car parks and getting money from them.

Wansteadium reader Andy writes that the Grove Park car park is indeed one of their targets.

My parents-in-law were scammed in Grove Park last year – guy hanging around in the rain offered to “help” them with the ticket machine, palmed their card and withdrew £500 from high street ATM. Clearly a well-rehearsed little routine. Be extra vigilant and offer to help get friends/relatives setup on the app (assuming they’re able to use it!).