Did you get a text about an unpaid parking ticket? PPA warns of phishing scam

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If you recently received a text message that claims to be the Philadelphia Parking Authority, it's likely a scam.

The agency is warning customers of a phishing scam where people are receiving text messages saying they owe money for an unpaid parking ticket.

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Included in the text message is a link to a non-PPA website with a request to click the link below to make a payment.

If you receive this message, the agency is urging customers not to click the link and do not respond to these text messages.

There are only four ways to pay a ticket, online, via phone, through the mail or in-person.

The agency says if you wish to see if you have an outstanding parking ticket go online at or call the Parking Violations Branch directly at 1-888-591-3636.

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