Earn money by reporting parking errors

Terrible parking Credit: Michael Lehet

A Swedish company launched an app which allows users to earn money by reporting wrongly parked cars.

The residents of Sweden, Uppsala, can now receive 100 kroner (€8,50) for reporting each unlawfully parked car. After uploading a photo of the wrongly parked car, the Scout Park app notifies the user that a parking attendant is on their way; each car correctly reported will be issued a fine as a consequence, with the reporting receiving a benefit.

The developer, Erik Englund, explained the application: “Scout Park is a so-called gig economy app that allows anyone over the age of 16 with a Swedish social security number to earn money by helping parking attendants find people who do not follow the parking rules in the community.”

Scout Park is in an agreement with the private parking company Parkias, hence only the cars in their areas can be reported. However, the development´s CEO, shared on LinkedIn that he is looking to expand across Sweden.

Will this development spread across Europe?

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.


    • Rocky Rawlins

      23 April 2024 • 00:13

      I believe the STASI pioneered that technique in East Germany. I read once that they had almost 50% of the population informing on other people to the government. Perhaps through the use of Social Media Sweden can improve on that percentage.

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