LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Lucy Hale is seen on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Don’t fall for this latest scam. That surprisingly real-looking parking ticket on your car windshield may be fake. The QR code on the ticket brings people to a fake website.  It is so easy to fall for this scam, especially since a lot of street parking no longer allows you to throw quarters in the meter, you need to get the app.  I can easily fall for this thinking that maybe I did something wrong on the app and my payment did not go through.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new parking ticket scam. Con artists are printing fake parking tickets that look like official ones. They are putting them on people’s cars with instructions on how to pay. The fake citation asks people to go to a website or use PayPal. The BBB and law enforcement officials say people should pay parking tickets with credit cards whenever possible. That way they can dispute charges if the ticket is fake.

Maryann Morgan

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