*update* 16+ oyster fraud fine £1000

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- Most of the people that I know that got caught using a fake 16+ Oyster card by a ticket inspector had been fined £1000 on the spot. If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you could go to jail for 6 months + Criminal record for (Fraudulent activity).

- For those who had not been caught by an ticket inspector, but realised that their card had stopped working, will receive a letter from TFL, explaining why they had blocked it and they will also get a fine of £1000.

- HOW DO I KNOW THIS?....My friend works for TFL (Team leader) has informed me about this....


Any questions let me know?....I’ll keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
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- Most of the people that I know that got caught using a fake 16+ Oyster card by a ticket inspector had been fined £1000 on the spot. If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you could go to jail for 6 months + Criminal record for (Fraudulent activity).

- For those who had not been caught by an ticket inspector, but realised that their card had stopped working, will receive a letter from TFL, explaining why they had blocked it and they will also get a fine of £1000.

- HOW DO I KNOW THIS?....My friend works for TFL (Team leader) has informed me about this....


Any questions let me know?....I’ll keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
Well it goes to show you shouldn't do it.
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thank you for the very helpful info, my sister had made the mistake of trusting a "mate" to get her an oyster card which she wasn't fully aware it was done with a fake birth certificate.

so when her oyster card stopped working she contacted tfl to find out what happened, they advised her to get in contact via email as they couldn't access her account. two weeks later she received a letter from tfl stating they've found an 'irregularity in her application' which is currently being investigated and she had to provide her proof of ID and address ...to quote it says ' the irregularity is being investigated and I must advise you that legal proceedings may be taken against you in accordance with the TFL Prosecution policy if it has been identified you have applied for a concession which you are not eligible ....." they would also like a signed statement either denying the offence or accepting the offense with exectipanl circumstances to why tfl should not prosecute.

My point is that there was no ticket inspector who caught her ...does the same rules apply with regards to the fine? Any advise will be very greatly appreciated. There's more info on my thread. Thanks
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Do you know anyone else who's frauding these cards since i need to buy christmas presents but im low on money
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(Original post by 1xrd)
- Most of the people that I know that got caught using a fake 16+ Oyster card by a ticket inspector had been fined £1000 on the spot. If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you could go to jail for 6 months + Criminal record for (Fraudulent activity).

- For those who had not been caught by an ticket inspector, but realised that their card had stopped working, will receive a letter from TFL, explaining why they had blocked it and they will also get a fine of £1000.

- HOW DO I KNOW THIS?....My friend works for TFL (Team leader) has informed me about this....


Any questions let me know?....I’ll keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
thank you for the very helpful info, my sister had made the mistake of trusting a "mate" to get her an oyster card which she wasn't fully aware it was done with a fake birth certificate.

so when her oyster card stopped working she contacted tfl to find out what happened, they advised her to get in contact via email as they couldn't access her account. two weeks later she received a letter from tfl stating they've found an 'irregularity in her application' which is currently being investigated and she had to provide her proof of ID and address ...to quote it says ' the irregularity is being investigated and I must advise you that legal proceedings may be taken against you in accordance with the TFL Prosecution policy if it has been identified you have applied for a concession which you are not eligible ....." they would also like a signed statement either denying the offence or accepting the offense with exectipanl circumstances to why tfl should not prosecute.

My point is that there was no ticket inspector who caught her ...does the same rules apply with regards to the fine? Any advise will be very greatly appreciated. There's more info on my thread. Thanks
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it sounds harsh, but cheating is very unfair on the honest people who actually pay for their journeys in the correct way.

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honestly I agree with you and this has been a wake up call for her. I just hope it doesn't lead to something which could potentially ruin her future
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honestly I agree with you and this has been a wake up call for her. I just hope it doesn't lead to something which could potentially ruin her future
If you want more specific advice regarding this, my advice is to join the following forum and ask for some expert advice from professionals who deal with these issues every day.

https://www.railforums.co.uk/forums/...secutions.152/
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Do you know anyone else who's frauding these cards since i need to buy christmas presents but im low on money
Er… aren't the cards themselves actually free... or a fiver tops?
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Er… aren't the cards themselves actually free... or a fiver tops?
you dont get it
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If you want more specific advice regarding this, my advice is to join the following forum and ask for some expert advice from professionals who deal with these issues every day.

https://www.railforums.co.uk/forums/...secutions.152/

I will do thank you for your help!
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you dont get it
I do not.. bit of friction with the law is character building anyway.
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(Original post by Annonxo)
thank you for the very helpful info, my sister had made the mistake of trusting a "mate" to get her an oyster card which she wasn't fully aware it was done with a fake birth certificate.

so when her oyster card stopped working she contacted tfl to find out what happened, they advised her to get in contact via email as they couldn't access her account. two weeks later she received a letter from tfl stating they've found an 'irregularity in her application' which is currently being investigated and she had to provide her proof of ID and address ...to quote it says ' the irregularity is being investigated and I must advise you that legal proceedings may be taken against you in accordance with the TFL Prosecution policy if it has been identified you have applied for a concession which you are not eligible ....." they would also like a signed statement either denying the offence or accepting the offense with exectipanl circumstances to why tfl should not prosecute.

My point is that there was no ticket inspector who caught her ...does the same rules apply with regards to the fine? Any advise will be very greatly appreciated. There's more info on my thread. Thanks
My bro got dat today in the post aswell!
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I got it too and idk what to do
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Out of curiosity if your card was stopped but you weren’t caught with it but you get a letter and you pay the fine, do you still have the possibility of getting a criminal record? Do you still get black listed on TFL? And how long does it take for a letter to come after your card gets stopped?
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- Most of the people that I know that got caught usingq a fake 16 Oyster card by a ticket inspector had been fined £1000 on the spot. If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you could go to jail for 6 months Criminal record for (Fraudulent activity).- For those who had not been caught by an ticket inspector, but realised that their card had stopped working, will receive a letter from TFL, explaining why they had blocked it and they will also get a fine of £1000.- HOW DO I KNOW THIS?....My friend works for TFL (Team leader) has informed me about this....Any questions let me know?....I’ll keep everyone updated.Thank you.
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Hican you tell me what consequences your sister faced as I’m going through the sane thing
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Hello buddy .I just got caught today with zip oyster I used for 4 months . There is any option it could be cancelled If I pay or something ? And also How it Can be done without court ? Could you ask your friend ? Plz and I Can maybe Get touch with him ? I don’t Mind to pay . Is just a court order .
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(Original post by 1xrd)
- Most of the people that I know that got caught using a fake 16+ Oyster card by a ticket inspector had been fined £1000 on the spot. If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you could go to jail for 6 months + Criminal record for (Fraudulent activity).

- For those who had not been caught by an ticket inspector, but realised that their card had stopped working, will receive a letter from TFL, explaining why they had blocked it and they will also get a fine of £1000.

- HOW DO I KNOW THIS?....My friend works for TFL (Team leader) has informed me about this....


Any questions let me know?....I’ll keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
But what if I don’t live in that address what happens
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Mine has stopped working however, I don’t live in that address. What should I do ?
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Hiiii sameee am sick already🤦🏾*♀️🤧I dnt live in that address too Am soo stupid I already have a court summon for one oyster already then I got another one which stopped working this morning
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