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  1. Hi, Thanks for replying! It was a paper ticket, I was asked to sign it before they let me go. Is the interview compulsory, I am worried I would slip up during it and leave myself in more trouble then I already am. Thanks, S
  2. Apologies for the confusion I have been given an MG11 (which looks like a receipt) It has a reference number which is 15 characters long and begins "LSERWG000"
  3. I haven't, it's just a draft saved on my PC. Thanks for the heads up- I won't send it I have the reference number which is on the receipt like MG11 I was given by the officer.
  4. UPDATE- This is the letter I have sent to Southeastern trying to get an OOC settlement. Dear Sir/Madam, I apologise unreservedly and sincerely for having the incorrect travel card for the appropriate zones in which I was travelling. It was a grave error of judgement for which there can be no excuse. I am willing to hold my hands up and accept that I will be facing a very large fine for my actions, I would like this matter to be kept out of the courts if at all possible as it would put my career in jeopardy, this is especially troubling as I have only just started a new job. I admit I have made a huge mistake and can ensure it will not be one I intend on repeating. The matter has already caused me a great deal of stress and anxiety, it happened yesterday and I haven’t slept a wink. I would like the matter to be resolved as quickly and smoothly as possible and I will co-operate with any course of action you choose to take. I realise the severity of my actions and once again I would like to apologise for them. I do not wish for this matter to waste any more of your resources and valuable time and don't want to trouble the courts with this incident. I fully realise the severity of this matter and am willing to immediately pay the outstanding fare, any administrative penalty and any administrative costs that may be incurred for the purposes of settling the matter. Yours sincerely
  5. Paper weekly cards, or loaded onto the same Oyster?. Of course it only matters what they ask you about, but it might give you reassurance as to what you might expect in their letter Only ever paper tickets. I think realistically I'm getting a big old fine & a mark on my record, the question is how much will the fine be. Luckily I have a bit saved up so it shouldn't be anything TOO preposterous.
  6. Do they know about the 2 years worth of travel?. No, I told them it was from the turn of the year. Will they have records of the Z1-2 cards for the 2 years? Unsure, I've paid for some on different cards over the course of the past two years. And even then theres been a few weeks where I've used my debit cards to tap in/out as opposed to using a weekly Z1&2 cards. I buy them from different ticket machines as well which should make it harder to trace... hopefully Do they have your home address (even if you've asked for the letters to go to your work address)? They do. I asked for them to send any letters to work as opposed to home, they took my home address as well though. Fingers crossed they just went for that guy in a big way because he's a barrister, although this has really shaken me up as our stories are somewhat similar. EDIT- although upon googling it looks like he was saving £20 a day rather than my saving about £20 a week
  7. Do they know about the 2 years worth of travel?. No, I told them it was from the turn of the year. Will they have records of the Z1-2 cards for the 2 years? Unsure, I've paid for some on different cards over the course of the past two years. And even then theres been a few weeks where I've used my debit cards to tap in/out as opposed to using a weekly Z1&2 cards. I buy them from differenc Do they have your home address (even if you've asked for the letters to go to your work address)? They do. I asked for them to send any letters to work as opposed to home, they took my home address as well though. Fingers crossed they just went for that guy in a big way because he's a barrister, although this has really shaken me up as our stories are somewhat similar. EDIT- although upon googling it looks like he was saving £20 a day rather than my saving about £20 a week.
  8. Thanks for replying! When I was stopped today I fessed up and told them (Initially i said I was travelling from a station in zone 1, they said something along the lines of are you sure about that? we have ways of checking). I'm most worried about them back-dating the payments as I've been doing this for a while now, which also leads me to believe they will summon me to court, although I'd much rather either plead guilty by post or settle out of court. Safe to say I won't be doing it again!! I've asked for them to send the letters to my work so I can action them straight away.
  9. Hello all, First of all i'd like to say thank you for all of those that contribute to this forum. It has proved very useful and interesting reading whilst fretting about my situation. This morning I was caught using a Zone 1 & 2 Travel card. I live in Zone 5. I was coming from zone 5. I've been doing this for about 2 years. Today was the first time I was caught. It is inevitable that I will be paying a fine, I've come to terms with this. Does anybody have any idea how much it will be? A solicitor friend told me the max it could be is £1000 and thats only in very rare cases. Could anybody shed some light on this and confirm if this is correct? I haven't had a letter through the post yet, when I do I will scan and upload it onto here. Steve
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