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Alert: Blue Badge online scam
Recently our helpline have received a number of calls from people who have been tricked into paying £49 to apply for their Blue Badge online.
The scam: When searching online for the blue badge application webpage, people are presented with a false website. When the website is clicked they will go through the application process, but will then be charged £49 to apply.
How to avoid getting caught out: When applying for your blue badge online, only use the official government website - https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge or the official website of your local authority. The cost of a blue badge is up to £10 in England and Northern Ireland for a successful application, £20 in Scotland, and free of charge in Wales.
If you come across any bogus application websites, let us know the web address in the comments below so that others can be warned.