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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Aug 18, 10:06 AM
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    3 tickets 3 cars-my home address
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    • 11th Aug 18, 10:06 AM
    3 tickets 3 cars-my home address 11th Aug 18 at 10:06 AM
    Any advise other than returning these parking fine letters I have been receiving lately.
    3rd arrived today.
    Total 3 letters 3 different cars 3 different locations (within a few miles)
    3 parking fines-no my name -only my home address being used.
    I did go to police with 2nd letter a few months earlier and was advised to return as not known at my home address.
    Seems very unusual indeed.
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    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 11th Aug 18, 10:29 AM
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    More info needed.

    Who has issued these 'fines'? noting that private companies can only issue 'charges' (otherwise known as speculative invoices).

    Do they match the registration of any of your cars?

    Do they match the locations of where you have been?

    Is it likely to be a scam, with the hope of sending out 20,000 letters and someone gullible biting?
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Aug 18, 11:01 AM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 11:01 AM
    More info needed.

    Who has issued these 'fines'? noting that private companies can only issue 'charges' (otherwise known as speculative invoices).

    Do they match the registration of any of your cars?

    Do they match the locations of where you have been?

    Is it likely to be a scam, with the hope of sending out 20,000 letters and someone gullible biting?
    Originally posted by JP1978
    No match on my car reg
    No match on my location-though within similar region
    Not exact matches on locations though I have been to most recent town-not the car park in exact location.
    Private parking fines type companies e.g. Parking Eye -being most recent.
    1 name using my home address.
    Not convinced at all that this could be a scam =the locations are all within a few miles of my home and similar region just different towns
    Last edited by Dandytf; 11-08-2018 at 11:18 AM.
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    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 11th Aug 18, 12:05 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:05 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:05 PM
    Dodgy ANPR misreading plates perhaps?



    Do you mean you have received a letter for a car/reg that you do not own?


    You need to fight this, not ignore if it's your reg even though you know it wasn't you as they'll quite happily proceed against an innocent driver in the belief their technology is infallible
    • waamo
    • By waamo 11th Aug 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:24 PM
    Why not try asking in the Parking tickets part of the board?
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Aug 18, 2:18 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:18 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:18 PM
    Why not try asking in the Parking tickets part of the board?
    Originally posted by waamo
    Url please
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Aug 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:19 PM
    Dodgy ANPR misreading plates perhaps?



    Do you mean you have received a letter for a car/reg that you do not own?


    You need to fight this, not ignore if it's your reg even though you know it wasn't you as they'll quite happily proceed against an innocent driver in the belief their technology is infallible
    Originally posted by Nasqueron
    3 letters recently
    3 fines
    3 different plates/cars
    1 name-not me
    1 address-my home address

    Any need to worry when it's not my reg or car
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 11th Aug 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:53 PM
    Url please
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    It's at the top of the motoring section. Just look up.
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Aug 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 2:58 PM
    3 letters recently
    3 fines
    3 different plates/cars
    1 name-not me
    1 address-my address

    Any need to worry when it's not my reg or car
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    If they're from private companies, then they are not fines as they do not have the power to fine people (although they try really hard to make motorists think they do).

    How long have you been in the house? Any chance its the name of a previous tenant/owner?
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 11th Aug 18, 3:05 PM
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    If they're from private companies, then they are not fines as they do not have the power to fine people (although they try really hard to make motorists think they do).

    How long have you been in the house? Any chance its the name of a previous tenant/owner?
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    Whilst true a few companies are rather fond of taking motorists to court (if they have a name). Parking Eye are one such company.

    Post your question here https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Aug 18, 4:55 PM
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    Whilst true a few companies are rather fond of taking motorists to court (if they have a name). Parking Eye are one such company.

    Post your question here https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163
    Originally posted by waamo
    Not sure what you point about court is?

    PE may very well take court action, but it won't be against the OP - it will be the RK, the same person they've been addressing their invoices to.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 11th Aug 18, 5:02 PM
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    Not sure what you point about court is?

    PE may very well take court action, but it won't be against the OP - it will be the RK, the same person they've been addressing their invoices to.
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    Indeed but it's a lot easier to nip things in the bud than explain to baliffs on your doorstep that the scrote giving a fake address (if this is what's happened, it isn't entirely clear yet) doesn't actually live there.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Aug 18, 5:25 PM
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    If they're from private companies, then they are not fines as they do not have the power to fine people (although they try really hard to make motorists think they do).

    How long have you been in the house? Any chance its the name of a previous tenant/owner?
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    Since 2009-cant remember previous owner as I moved from a nearby town

    Thanks for the private fine info -it's those bold type- final warning type letters -todays 100 required immediately.
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    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 11th Aug 18, 5:29 PM
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    If it's not your car and not your plates then you personally are not liable but you do need to take action. Ask a board moderator to move this into the parking ticket sub forum and get some advice on killing these off, private firms could still send debt collectors around to your address given that's the address on the RK. Be prepared to prove you moved in during 2009 and so on.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 11th Aug 18, 5:33 PM
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    Indeed but it's a lot easier to nip things in the bud than explain to baliffs on your doorstep that the scrote giving a fake address (if this is what's happened, it isn't entirely clear yet) doesn't actually live there.
    Originally posted by waamo
    Arguably I'd say easier to prove to bailiffs. The person not being tenant/owner at the address will stop bailiff action, it wont necessarily stop court action.

    From what I've read on here, parking companies seem to like default judgements - the chances of which increase when issued to a last known address rather than current address.
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    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 11th Aug 18, 6:47 PM
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    If a letter doesn't have my name I just return to sender, and had plenty of practice due to the previous occupant of the house! Only once did I open an envelope as there was no return address on the envelope. I was able to phone the court and give them the news that "Fred" did not live at this address and I doubted he would be attending court to defend the charge of evading a rail fare..
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