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Money Moral Dilemma: I'm a rail worker – should I report my friend for dodging fares?

MSE_Kelvin Posts: 352 MSE Staff
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edited 10 October 2023 at 2:38PM in Public transport & cycling
This week's MoneySaver who wants advice asks...

I've recently learned one of my friends has been deliberately evading train fares for some time by 'short faring' - buying tickets for only part of the journeys he makes. Should I report him to the train firm concerned, which could lead to him being issued a penalty fare notice or even being taken to court? Or should I turn a blind eye as he's a friend, even though he's effectively damaging the industry I work in?

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  • mark_cycling00
    He's lucky he could catch a train!

    I'd stay close to him and find out when they're actually running...

  • Rd1994
    Rd1994 Posts: 11 Forumite
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    What will you benefit from grassing him up? I’m sure you feel annoyed that hes cheating the system but you won’t benefit anything from telling on him?
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