VIC No notification of Infringement Notice - Sheriffs involved

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  1. Adam_M

    Adam_M Member

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    Hi there,

    on 31st Jan 2019, my father recently was blocked in by sheriff officers at a local car park notifying him that he has an outstanding infringement notice back in April 2017 for parking within a loading zone. The sheriff officers stated that he must pay the infringement notice on the spot or the car will be impounded. Feeling threatened, he paid the infringement on the spot.

    The issue is, my father never received any of the following:
    - Infringement Notice
    - Penalty Reminder Notice
    - Notice of Final Demand

    My father has been living at the same property for over 20 years now, so if they sent any form of letters to the right address, we surely would have received something in the mail.

    Do we have a case??
     
  2. Scruff

    Scruff Well-Known Member

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    Might sound silly, but has anyone confirmed with the Sheriff's office that these people and the infringement itself are legit?

    Bailing someone up in a carpark and demanding they pay a fine on the spot to avoid having their car impounded sounds like something out of a movie and highly suspicious me.
     
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    Ozwarlock67 Well-Known Member

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    Did this "sherriff" produce ID? Sounds like he's been scammed.
     
  4. Adam_M

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    my dad is old and doesnt speak much English unfortunately so he didn't ask. I did call up the sheriff's office, they confirmed the infringement is legit, and the sheriff has the right to ask for payment on the spot.

    We didn't receive any infringement notices at all, and if we did, we would've paid it already. I should have received some sort of infringement notice right?? Is that not some sort of law that notification must be sent/received??
     
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