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East Kilbride Blue Badge Holders Warned
Disabled drivers in South Lanarkshire are being warned by the local authority about the reappearance of an online Blue Badge scam.
Claiming to deal with applications and renewals for the disabled parking concession scheme, unsuspecting motorists are being charged to complete fake application forms.
The council warn that a website which allegedly helps applicants with the blue badge application form at a cost of £49 has reappeared.
The council’s own website states: “This time using a new URL address http://parkingservicesonline.org using the same front page as the old one which was successfully removed.
“Applicants in our area should go to our blue badge scheme page for more information and how to apply.
“It would appear that Googling Parking Services Online does not return any hits to its site but Bing and Yahoo do.
Anyone who comes across Parking Services Online should report it to the Citizens Advice Bureau, the more complaints received the easier it will be to take action.”