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Parks visitors warned about bogus infringement notices

30/06/2004

Visitors to parks should be aware of a person allegedly impersonating a Parks and Wildlife Service ranger and extracting payment for an alleged infringement of park regulations.

Parks staff at Cradle Mountain received a report on Monday on behalf of visitors who claimed that a person posing as a ranger had allegedly collected $25 from them for an alleged infringement on the weekend.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager, Peter Mooney, said that it is unusual for visitors to be issued with infringement notices and there are no situations where a notice would be issued that required immediate payment.

"Generally if visitors are clearly not abiding by park regulations, they are given an informal or formal caution. The issuing of an infringement notice is the next step, but only if there is a repeat of the activity," Peter said.

"We're quite concerned by this report and police have been notified about this incident.

"We would ask that any similar incidents be reported to park staff immediately so that they can be investigated as soon as possible."

The $25 'fine' has been refunded to the visitors who were the victim of the bogus ranger.