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Everything posted by TrynaRecover

  1. TfL have already said the won't settle ooc. With that being said, I plead not guilty and I'm just going to go there and say everything truthfully. Hopefully, I won't be punished to severely since I feel like I got scammed by that person anyway.
  2. This is an anonymous forum, and I have absolutely NOTHING here that can prove who I am. It hurts me to see that nobody seems to believe that I really didn't alight the bus. What would I gain from lying on here? I'm going to say this for the last time: The bus was approaching my stop, the inspector asked for my date of birth but NEVER asked for my name or address. After he asked those questions, I even told him that it's my stop and that I'll be getting off - the inspector nodded his head and let me get off casually. I got off the bus with absolutely no ru
  3. From the start of this thread you've expressed your annoyance about helping me. Constantly saying how everything I'm doing is wrong. I was accused something which I DIDNT DO. My father who is familiar with the law has also noticed that and has advised me to plead not guilty. I made this thread because I knew taking in other opinions and advice will be helpful to me, but I will obviously have my father as my main adviser in this situation. And now you're acting like the victim because I decided to take my father's advice in a situation where I'm being accused o
  4. Well TfL said they don't settle out of court, and said that if I didn't know that the oyster card was not valid then I wouldn't have provided wrong date of birth and alighted the bus. I didn't respond to that, but I never alighted the bus and that's what I thought the date of birth would be on their side of the system. Well my dad has said that they are accusing me of this, even saying that i alighted the bus to avoid providing details, but this is not true. I sent off a not guilty plead to the court and I believe they will reschedule a new date. I am w
  5. I called up TfL on Wednesday and asked about settling out of court. They said I will need to email them about it so I did that on the same day. Today I sent off the court letter to court with my plea. I was never given a letter asking for my side of the story though, some users here said that I should've received one prior to the court letter but I never did. I emailed TfL briefly explaining my story, apologising and asking for settling out of court. Sent the email 7 days before the actual court date, but my father said that if they do want
  6. It seems like forum will be going down soon for at least 2 days. I want to contact TFL today. I was wondering what number I should call to discuss OOC?
  7. I thank you for helping me and giving me guidance, but I haven't received any advice for what to say when I actually call TFL and try to settle out of court. I just want to know how I should approach the subject when I call them and what parts of my story I should say.
  8. I plan to call TFL tomorrow, or on Tuesday if I feel like I'm not prepared enough tomorrow. I will attempt to settle out of court. I'm not sure what to say honestly. I'm assuming I'd have to be very brief and get straight to the point, but it's difficult to properly explain this situation from my side whilst also making it brief. I've explained this situation to my father and he has encouraged me to plead not guilty. He says I've been s c a m m e d, since I paid for an application to be made for a student 16+ oyster card, but yet I received an invalid one which is not what I though
  9. If I plead not guilty I will definitely attend the court. I wanted to know; if I do plead guilty, does it definitely result in a conviction or something that goes on my record, or can I plead guilty and get off with just a fine and no record? I do realise that I certainly made a very stupid mistake by getting the card online. It was something that was very irresponsible of me and I regret it terribly. Not only because I am now in trouble for it, but also because I allowed myself to fall for something which should have been otherwise obvious. I should have been more vigilan
  10. I only received one letter, which had lots of paper work and it was from the court. I will send pictures as soon as I can. I'm not sure if the letter was asking for my version of events or if it was just a statement. I will check and get back to you. Also, is it still possible to settle out of court when the court date is less than 2 weeks away? Furthermore, if TFl do agree to settle out of court, is it still possible that I'll get convicted or anything will show up on my record? Thank you for your help, I will be providing more information regarding the court letter.
  11. Also regarding this, is pleading guilty really the best course of action for me? I do admit that my actions were extremely irresponsible and I deeply regret them, but I don't think I'm actually guilty of what I am being accused of? I mean - As far as I know I'm being accused of using a fake oyster card which I was not entitled to and intentionally tried to make it appear valid, then alighted the bus when asked for my name and address. I was entitled to these discounts/free travel, didn't intentionally try to make it appear valid (It's just what I thought would be on the system),
  12. 3 days before the court date, which is on the 6th of March. So they have to receive it at least by the 3rd of March
  13. I did get a letter which is asking me for a statement. I don't know what to write on it really, other than just apologise for everything and admit that I was extremely irresponsible.
  14. It appears like that's what happened. this was some sort of exploit which allowed people of any age get 16+ oyster cards and therefore enable them to free travel? But in my case, I am entitled to free travel already and just wanted a 16+ oyster card which I knew I was allowed to have. It seems like I was just careless and let someone make the account for me out of my own stupidity. having considered that, am I still looking at a big fine and criminal record? If I were to try to give an unbiased opinion on this, I don't think I deserve a criminal record + an application of £35
  15. My dad hasn't dealt with this type of incident before. He has only handled cases in court before (unrelated to TFL), so he is quite knowledgeable in law. I didn't know this person is a "forger". I was in a rush to get an oyster card as I had plans coming up, and couldn't find the right way to set up an account. I was getting frustrated and just gave up and let this guy on Snapchat set up the account for me. When making this decision, I knew that it was a bad investment. I knew that I could eventually figure out how to make an account for free, as it couldn't be that dif
  16. My oyster card was still valid throughout the entire of my first year (I was still 17). I turned 18 during the summer of 2018 but I use buses strictly to get to college. As a result I didn't have a need to get the oyster card until September of 2018. I started off the year walking to college, when I found out that I am still entitled to free travel because I'm still in full time education, I wanted to get an oyster card as soon as possible. Soon after, I came across the social media page. At first I tried to set up an account myself, but couldn't find it anywhere and when
  17. Court date is 6th of March. With the letter summoning me to court it gave me a few options. Plead guilty and not attend court, and it will take place in my absence. Plead guilty and attend court, or plead not guilty in which case the court date will be pushed back. That is the only letter which I have received concerning this matter. there were a lot of papers that came with it. I believe I do need to send back a statement for my version of events which I have to send 3 days before the court date. I'd really want to settle out of court if anything, but I feel li
  18. Yes, when I was using the oyster card I did not know it was a fake card. To clarify: I thought I was entitled to the card I was using. I used the card only for around 2 months and strictly to get to college. Before paying the £20 fee, I ensured that the link I received was to the official TFL website. I was a tiny bit suspicious that I might be getting s c a m m e d, but that was until my card arrived. Once I received the oyster card, all my doubts about this were cleared. I knew for a fact that I am entitled to a 16+ oyster card because I am in full time educatio
  19. Hello, first of all I would like to say I'm really glad I found this forum. After looking through some of these recent posts, I've noticed that others have had invalid 16+ oyster cards made for them and also got into trouble with inspectors. My case however, seems to be slightly different. I am an 18-year old student currently in full time education. This means that I am entitled to a 16+ oyster card already, and eligible for free travel. However, I couldn't figure out how to make the account and actually get the oyster card. I've noticed a lot of people on social med
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