I visited Cityside Retail Park (Yorkgate) in Belfast, the car park was queued out but there is a paved area just at the entrance, so I pulled up onto the paved area, alongside 2 other cars already there. When I came out 30 minutes later I had a ticket from UKPC for £90, or £54 if paid in 14 days.
My first thought was "it's a fair cop guv" but there is no way I'm paying you more money than I would have to pay a proper warden issued ticket, I considered making an offer of partial payment until I read the forums on mse, cag and here. I now realise that the paved area is their "barrel" for shooting fish like me!
Now that I'm wise to their [Mod edit] I have of course no intention of paying them a penny and I'm looking forward to all those colourful letters arriving :-) There are however a couple of things that I'm curious about.
On the ticket my number plate was correctly recorded but the colour listed was completely wrong, and the vehicle brand was left completely blank. [Mod edit]. Has anybody else found this?
According to the N.Ireland DVA, UKPC are not amongst the companies who receive data electronically - so how are they going to get my details?
Finally, does anybody have any knowledge of any court proceedings for any PPC taking place in N.Ireland? I ask this because (for some stupid reason) N. Ireland has completely different legislation than England & Wales, and Scotland. Whilst the laws are broadly similar, POFA and POPLA don't apply. I would be amazed if any PPC has tried to go through the N.Ireland courts, but you never know what these [Mod edit] will try on.