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Old 16th January 2017, 16:53   #76
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The banking industry wants to minimise customers who make mistakes. The railway industry doesn't really care, as they can take anyone who does make a mistake to court.
This wasn't a mistake, it was an unneccessary guess. They also aren't going to court (yet). 99% of the wibble in this thread is irrelevant (yet again).
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Because those numbers have checksums and other bits of information to help ensure the number is correct, because those companies don't have an incentive for people to get the number wrong.
Well done for missing the point. The point being that in the case of those numbers, particularly banking, people wouldn't be making a guess.
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Old 16th January 2017, 16:59   #77
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If you read that page it makes it clear that modulus checking does not provide a foolproof check against invalid input:
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If the modulus check collapses, it is not specifically the bank account number which is inaccurate. It could be a valid bank account number, but the sort code has been mis-interpreted or perhaps keyed-in inaccurately. Even more difficult, if the sort code that is inaccurately keyed-in is outside of the validation range, the normal modulus checking laws would pass the information.
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Old 16th January 2017, 17:26   #78
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This wasn't a mistake, it was an unneccessary guess. They also aren't going to court (yet).
This should be added to the thread title as all the posts pointing out these two salient facts seem to be ignored.
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Old 16th January 2017, 19:30   #79
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I bought an annual season ticket today, and the photocard number on the season ticket has two leading digits that are not on my photocard. So it seems to suit the rail industry to provide mis-matching data when it fancies, but to jump on passengers when they get it wrong.

But since I only use the season ticket as a Gold Card, the photocard's rarely checked.
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Old 16th January 2017, 19:47   #80
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This is getting far off topic.

If the OP wishes to continue with this thread when new communication is received, or simply that she has further questions, please get in touch with one of the forum staff and we will be happy to assist. Until then, this is locked.
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Old 11th April 2017, 17:17   #81
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Back on January 6th I was cautioned by a Ticket Inspector for having a ticket where I had entered incorrectly the last 4 digits of my Photo Card.

I was told that someone would be in touch with me.

It has been over 3 months and I still haven't heard anything from anyone.

Can anyone on the forum let me know what the expected waiting time is for them to contact me?

Thank you
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Old 11th April 2017, 17:27   #82
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I was told that someone would be in touch with me.
They may have decided not to bother, presuming the ticket was valid otherwise and there were no other suspicious circumstances. It wouldn't play well for publicity were they to threaten a prosecution because someone had written ABCD2143 instead of ABCD1234.
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Old 11th April 2017, 17:43   #83
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Based on messages on this forum, most people are contacted by 3 months. So I agree with the assessment that they may well have dropped this, but we can't know that for sure.

If they were to prosecute you they'd have to raise it at a court within 6 months so at that point you can be pretty sure that you won't hear any more.
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