Whitehorse Daily Star

Drivers warned of local parking ticket scam

If you’ve been emailed a parking ticket, chances are it’s not a parking ticket.

By Stephanie Waddell on November 20, 2017

If you’ve been emailed a parking ticket, chances are it’s not a parking ticket.

Whitehorse bylaw officials said Friday the department has no affiliation with Impark.

Any parking tickets issued in the city would come exclusively from the City of Whitehorse bylaw department.

The RCMP have also stated they do not email any tickets they issue for offences like speeding.

It’s believed a parking ticket scam is making its way to the Yukon after at least one resident received what appears to be a parking ticket by email. It was shown to the Star last week.

The ticket includes the Impark logo.

However, as it was revealed in a May 31 press release from the parking management company (which does not have any presence in the Yukon), it is likely part of a scam.

In the press release, Impark notes it has been contacted by a number of individuals questioning emails that include the Impark logo and seek payment for what are claimed to be parking tickets.

“We are advising any recipients of these emails to immediately delete the email and not to click any links contained within the email message,” the press release states.

“Our technology department has investigated the messages, and they have found no indication that the email addresses originate from Impark data.

“The targeting of recipients appears to be entirely indiscriminate and does not relate to any Impark customer listing.”

Impark goes on to state it’s continuing to monitor the problem.

Both the bylaw department and RCMP say they have not received a lot of complaints about the scam.

Comments (4)

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Maybe on Nov 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

Impark pays local companies to enforce their parking lots. Last time i checked it was Gray property management that managed 2 of the lots. Also as far as i am aware their "parking tickets" are not legally binding in the Yukon.
There automatic teller is the only presence they have in the Yukon so yes they are not in the Yukon. Anybody can buy an impark teller.

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Just Say'in on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm

I believe I saw that name on the one by the GoldRush as well.

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Mike on Nov 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Imparks website also lists three lots in town, one of which is the Federal building.

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Huh? on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

What do you mean, Impark doesn't have any presence in the Yukon? Their name is on the sign for the parking lot behind the Hougen building. I'm looking at it right now.

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