Copycat website overcharges for blue parking badges

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Trading standards officers across England and Wales are getting complaints about a copycat website that charges disabled motorists £49.00 for applying for blue badges they can get for £10 from their local council.

People searching for disabled blue parking badges can easily end up on the copycat site, because the company behind the site uses online techniques to rank higher in search than the councils who officially supply them. People are often unaware they are on the wrong site.

You can apply for a disabled blue parking badge from: https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

Copycat websites charge consumers premium prices for government services they can get for free or cheaper from GOV.UK. If you ever need to search for a government service, don’t use a search engine, go to GOV.UK and search there instead.

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