An unofficial Dartford crossing website is just one instance of online mimicry that costs users dear
A website that tricks unwary drivers into paying three times the cost of using the Dartford crossing has been removed from the top of Google search results, following pressure from the Observer.
Drivers crossing the Thames via the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge from Essex into Kent, or the Dartford tunnel in the other direction, see signs saying “Dart Charge find us online”. But they give no website address and, until we intervened, anyone doing a Google search for “Dartford crossing” saw an ad for Paydartfordcharge.co.uk at the top of the page.
A disclaimer should set alarm bells ringing – if it was clear it was a commercial site, it wouldn’t need a disclaimer