Recent proceedings have brought to light the fact that there is yet another class of people who have immunity to photo scam tickets – The Gated Community Dweller.
Realtors take note, if you haven’t already. In addition to curb appeal, the charming backyard with its lush greenery and sparkling blue oasis pool, your listing may have a feature you’ve ignored – protection from scamera ticket servers. “Think of the money you’ll save!” If anyone has already thought of this and put it on a listing, please share!
Process servers are complaining that gated communities are nearly impossible to serve because unless they find a way to sneak through the gate behind another car, the time wasted trying to get in is not cost effective. And if the neighborhood has a guard gate with hired security, you can just forget about it. But don’t think this is only about the rich folks. Many condo communities not only have gated drives, but gated entrances to hallways and common areas, which are very effective protection from the photo ticketing scam.
When you’re looking for a new place to live, think about what’s really important and will keep money in your pocket – protection from Redflex, ATS and their hired goons with extortion letters in hand. New tile, updated eat-in kitchens and split floorplans are nice, but those alone won’t get you the security and peace of mind that is really needed in the Valley of the Sun.