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An hour's parking at Swindon car park costs driver £6k

Deniz Huseyin
24 November 2015
 

A driver was billed more than £6,000 after using her credit card to pay by phone for one hour’s parking at a council-run car park in Swindon. Ruth Ritchie used the PayByPhone app to park for one hour, which should have cost £1.20. But Ritchie later received a call from her bank's fraud squad who told her she had spent £6,561.50.

Swindon Borough Council said Ritchie had made a mistake when keying in her details and had unwittingly requested 4,000 hours of parking...

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