84.5 penalty - wrong spelled name and other address - do i have to pay??

Discussion in 'Disputes & Prosecutions' started by xardas, 10 Jul 2018.

  1. xardas

    xardas New Member

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    Hi, i was travelling to work and some guys catched me at leaving from train station (they blocked gate). They asked me about my ID card but i didnt had, my name, date of birth, address and i gave them. i received letter but with wrong spelled name (one letter difference) ALSO i live now in other address, so is this enough reason to not pay the penalty?
     
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  3. reb0118

    reb0118 Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Probably not. Whether you had a valid ticket or not would be much more germane to your case.
     
  4. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

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    Would a reasonable person think that the Penalty Fare is *clearly* for someone else? No, it's a one letter difference and sent your old address.

    Pay up.
     
  5. londonboi198o5

    londonboi198o5 Member

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    No it is not grounds to not pay best advice is to pay up ASAP to avoid the costs rising
     
  6. Fare-Cop

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    As others have said, No, definitely not a reason to avoid your liability.

    Ultimately, if it remains unresolved, the PF option could be cancelled and a prosecution started instead.
     
  7. swt_passenger

    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    Ignoring the letter on the above grounds seems a sure fire way of eventually being found guilty in your absence. In about 6 or 7 months time you’ll be able to come back and ask how to get out of the much worse situation. Ask yourself if “I ignored a letter with a single letter error” will convince a magistrate...
     
  8. xardas

    xardas New Member

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    Okay, thank you guys for attention, i will just pay it and have freedom :D cheers.
     
  9. Blinkbonny

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    Nice one, xardas. Always worth finding out what you can.
     
  10. tiptoptaff

    tiptoptaff Member

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    When it comes to spelling on a PF, it comes down to whether it could reasonably be thought to be for you. In this case, a one letter difference wouldn't be unreasonable. As with my name, where they'd put the I and the E the wrong way around, or used an O instead of an A - or spelt my surname like the town of the same name, not the fruit like I spell it, as these are reasonable and common ways of spelling my name, and it would clearly be for me.

    It's not like a plane ticket where the spelling has to match your passport exactly.
     

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