CBS 2 Catches Lincoln Towing Overcharging
Does anyone really like Lincoln Towing?
The infamous towing company isn’t a popular company to deal with. Mainly because they’ve just hauled off your car from most likely a place you were not supposed to park.
This time around, CBS 2 catches Lincoln Towing (and a few other towing companies) not towing illegally, but overcharging for the tows.
It seems the Illinois Commerce Commission allowed towing companies statewide to increase the fees they charge from $170 to just under $200 this past December.
The problem for a handful of towed drivers is the signs posted from where they were towed listed $170 as the price for the tow. So, when they got to the cashier’s window and were asked to pay close to $200–they got upset.
According to the ICC, if even one sign on the lot has a lower fee, the towed driver can only be charged the lower rate–not the higher one. It’s up to the tow companies to keep their signs up to date.
Here’s CBS 2′s full report, “Some Towing Companies Charging Drivers Too Much.”
GEEK TIP: Don’t park where you shouldn’t. Read the signs so you don’t get towed.