Hungarian Penalty Charge Notice epc plc

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  • Jenni_D
    Jenni_D Posts: 5,116 Forumite
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    It'll be the next desk in the same office ... same as what other debt collectors do ... so the same people under a different name. :) 
    Jenni x
  • pattap
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    Same approach then, ignoring.
  • gb2bg
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    Hello, have been reading with interest. 
    I too have just received a letter from EPCPLC from a journey through Hungary in October 22.
    My predicament is the return journey in November was in a different vehicle and I didn't purchase an E-vignette for that either. 
    So I'm expecting any fine.
    Thing is I'm planning on heading back through Hungary in this vehicle in March/April and wondered if the vehicle is likely to be impounded or myself hassled at the border(s)?
    If I do get through I will buy the vignette this time!
    Thanks. 
  • Iceweasel
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    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
  • gb2bg
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    Iceweasel said:
    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
    Do you mean paying the EPC fine or buying a vignette for my next journey through Hungary? 
    How did you get prevented from leaving the motorway? 
    I don't recall any barriers.

  • Iceweasel
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    gb2bg said:
    Iceweasel said:
    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
    Do you mean paying the EPC fine or buying a vignette for my next journey through Hungary? 
    How did you get prevented from leaving the motorway? 
    I don't recall any barriers.

    You should pay the EPC fine if you intend returning with the same car.

    Of course you should buy a vignette the next time.

    Some exits do have barriers but they all have the possibility of some uniformed guy who can step out in front of you if your car has been flagged up by the ANPR as not having paid.
  • LRMA
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    Iceweasel said:
    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
    I need to know if you had any other problems regarding this. I have entered a wrong digit on the number plate and I received 2 fines from Epc plc. Although the fines were cancelled by the Hungarian National toll services we were asked by Epc plc to pay their administrative cost for sending the fine. Out of principle I don’t want to pay. 
  • rigolith
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    LRMA said:
    Iceweasel said:
    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
    I need to know if you had any other problems regarding this. I have entered a wrong digit on the number plate and I received 2 fines from Epc plc. Although the fines were cancelled by the Hungarian National toll services we were asked by Epc plc to pay their administrative cost for sending the fine. Out of principle I don’t want to pay. 
    Tell EPC to shove it, or rather just ignore them. You don't have any contract with them that says you have to pay their costs. It's their fault for not bothering you check if the debt was valid before wasting time and money on it.
  • Iceweasel
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    LRMA said:
    Iceweasel said:
    It's all done by cameras/scanners at the motorway entrances and exits.

    It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.

    Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.

    We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.

    If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
    I need to know if you had any other problems regarding this. I have entered a wrong digit on the number plate and I received 2 fines from Epc plc. Although the fines were cancelled by the Hungarian National toll services we were asked by Epc plc to pay their administrative cost for sending the fine. Out of principle I don’t want to pay. 
    I've been back to Hungary twice since - no bother at all.

    I would ignore EPC - but the next time you travel to Hungary take what proof you have that the fines were cancelled.

    As long as you owe the Hungarians nothing you should be fine.
  • Septimius
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    pattap said:
    Same approach then, ignoring.
    So what did you do in the end?
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