CC scam in London

Transport for London has warned against unofficial web sites offering to pay London congestion charges on users’ behalf.

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These websites are not affiliated with TfL, and are known to charge users a premium of up to £6 per payment, accept payment when no charge is due, and in some cases fail to make the payment, resulting in drivers receiving a Penalty Charge Notice.

The Advertising Standards Agency upheld three complaints relating to one site misrepresenting a link with TfL and not making clear the fees it levied.

The unofficial websites claim their inflated prices cover extra services such as email confirmation and a dedicated phone helpline. However TfL offers these services for free.