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Misleading congestion charge ads removed from Google

Around 1,000 people a day have been charged more than the regular amount - by paying through unofficial websites.

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Watchdog orders changes to unofficial congestion charge website

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints against the website paylondoncongestion.co.uk and ordered the website to make changes. Transport for London claims 1,000 people a day are falling for unofficial websites which levy a £6 premium.

Some websites charge extra fees foe paying the congestion charge Credit: Press Association

TfL Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy is writing to Google demanding adverts are removed from dodgy sites.

In October last year, Boris Johnson called the unofficial sites a "a scam", adding, "surely it's illegal?". Read the story in full here.

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