I collected my mum from Glasgow airport one evening last week. Her flight was delayed slightly so I drove into the nearby Travelodge car park and sat there. No entry or exit gates. I didn't go into a parking bay (although the car park was almost empty), and I did not leave the car at all.
Didn't see any signs displayed in respect of charges - thought i was just waiting somewhere quiet off the beaten track....
Received a £100 non-payment charge today from a company called ParkingEye (with a CCTV image of my car and times of entry / exit). Works out at over £4 a minute!
I must admit I was rather hacked off, but thought it was probably questionable : some quick googling lead me to the MoneySavingExpert webby, so I've now confirmed this isn't a legitimate PCN (of course), and received some rather useful advice that I should ignore it (and the 5 or 6 letters that will follow, purporting to be from lawyers and debt collection companies threatening court action), as they have no legal right to issue such a punitive "fine" , but how many folks panic and just pay these fcukcing scumbags?