05 Sep 2017

Blue badge scam warning

Disabled residents on the Island are being warned to avoid websites charging high prices for filling out blue badge applications.

The Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards Team has received complaints from local residents who have been misled when renewing or applying for a blue badge on line.

It is not necessary to apply for a blue badge through other websites that may be charging up to £49 for an application or renewal. Anyone wishing to renew or apply for a blue badge should use the https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge which is on the Gov.uk website and is free.

Blue badge renewals or applications can be made for free through the government’s blue badge Gov.uk page. You should never use any other website as you risk paying money and not receiving this service.

Anyone applying will need to provide documents confirming residency and identity before applications can be processed. Anyone concerned about potential blue badge scams can contact the Isle of Wight Council on (01983) 821000.

For further advice on the blue badge scheme and to apply, visit the government website at https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge  

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Disabled residents on the Island are being warned to avoid websites charging for blue badge applications
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  • Anyone wishing to renew or apply for a blue badge should use the https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge which is on the Gov.uk website and is free.
 
Isle of Wight, UK