Philadelphia Towing Company Accused of Setting Traps for Unsuspecting Drivers

Drivers are speaking out about their cars being towed in unmarked areas only to later discover they parked in illegal parking spots.
1:28 | 08/27/16

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Next tonight when your car has been towed. Around this time it wasn't your fault. Drivers across the country are falling victims to traps allegedly set by the tow truck companies. Here's ABC's gio Benitez with what you need to watch out for. Reporter: Video from Philadelphia shows car after car towed from the same spot. I feel like it was a bait. Reporter: Katie parked her car there this week. Look at this photo. It appears to show the no parking sign was knocked down which means Katie never saw it. But moments later the sign has been raised and her car is being towed. There were other cars parked there. There was no sign in the lot. There was no indication that where I was parking was illegal. Strikes me as very dishonest. Reporter: She's not alone. From coast to coast drivers complain of alleged tow traps in Virginia. This driver thought it was a legal parking spot. You have my car! Reporter: Experts believe some tow truck drivers lie and wait. When they move in to tow your car and charge hundreds of dollars to get it back. We went out with a tow truck driver for tips. First red flag, hard to see no parking signs. Second unmarked tow trucks and third tip, look at the other cars in the lot. Parking stickers in the window. It could be private property. Reporter: As for the Philadelphia towing company we reached out to them. About those tow trap allegations. Their reply, no comment. When we come back, look up

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