Hello all, I'm new here but would like some information regarding my son if possible. He has received a letter stating that he dodged a fair from Leicester to Loughborough a few weeks ago. The later stated that he had 21 days to dispute the charge but he has failed to do so. The thing is, this is the first letter he has received. It seems that somebody has not paid their fare and has given his name and address. I know it wasn't my son as I work from home and he was helping me that day. He also has a car so has no need to use the train for a 10 minute journey. He has contacted the company and told them that it wasn't him but they have had little sympathy and have told him to pay the fine or go to court. Does he now have to wait for a court date to turn up and plead his innocence? Is there anything he can do in the meantime? He has no idea who would do such a thing to him. Is it common practice for the rail companies just to accept any name they are given, obviously in this case without identification being shown? It seems a little strange to me. Thanks for any help you can offer.