The Texas Towing Law, Occupations Code 2308.401 states a parking facility may not accept anything of value from the towing company.
It's not uncommon for a towing company to place a spotter in a parking lot with the sole purpose of identifying vehicle owners or operators who leave the parking facility they park to be towed. This practice is nothing new, although it's illegal, many still do it.
Should you notice someone doing this and your vehicle is towed based on a spotter's observation, your in luck to collect a $1000 plus triple damages and your attorney's fee in a statutory violation lawsuit against the parking facility, if the spotter is sitting or standing within the parking facility.
Most spotters are paid a commission for each vehicle they have towed, meaning, the parking facility is receiving something of value, as very few if any spotters do this for free.
So, if your vehicle is towed and the towing company claims a spotter called to have your vehicle towed, without hesitation, take that person's picture with your cellphone and contact the Texas Towing Compliance Legal Team, who will represent you with no upfront legal fees, so you can collect the money your entitled to by State Law.