3. Feb 1, 2016

### SteamKing

Staff Emeritus
Yeah, I got a notice by e-mail from the company (E-Z Pass) which administers toll roads in the northeast (NY, NJ, and PA, I believe) saying I had all these tolls which I didn't pay, whatever.

The only problem was I hadn't driven a car in 5 years due to an injury to my leg, and I hadn't visited those areas in more than 30 years. It was a scam to collect money from the unwary.

Always check these things before throwing money at them, even if the amount is small. You'd be surprised how many reputable companies have their corporate identities stolen and used by internet scammers to fool the unwary. It's not just individuals who get their identities stolen or misappropriated. I've got a file with fake notices from insurance companies, Fedex, even the US Post Office.

4. Feb 1, 2016

Just for funzies, you should have stuck it in a drawer for free and let them spend a whole bunch of money coming after you for $1.10. 5. Feb 1, 2016 ### Psinter You have a child version of you? I don't have a child version of me. The cameras from my place charge you hundreds of dollars in fines, not a dollar and something. It's ridiculous. And there is no place to file any kind of dispute. If the camera decides you are guilty you are guilty. And the Major of the city was caught using the people's money to go to Dubai... And I'm getting off topic... I have an idea jtbell, if you don't have a job, how about you offer yourself to tweak their image recognition system? They could give you a job, no one knows. 6. Feb 2, 2016 ### DrClaude ### Staff: Mentor I have two. It's also known as "having children" 7. Feb 2, 2016 ### BobG A long time ago, I did this with a dentist's bill. They sent out hand printed bills and the 6's looked like zeroes, so I underpaid by 60 cents. After three straight bills for 60 cents at 25 cents postage per bill, I finally dropped off the payment in person (they were located very near my house and I drove by every day). She was on Denver's E-470? No toll booths anymore. All the tolls are by EZ pass or by mail after the fact. And the amount sounds about right if a person drives close to the entire stretch that bypasses the Denver traffic on the interstates. 8. Feb 2, 2016 ### davenn It's amazing how you can get companies to spend money needlessly got an invoice for a local Telco for$ 10.50 amount but when I went online to pay it I discovered that it would only accept payments in
whole dollars so I rounded it up to the next $amount of$11.00, so as not to still be in debt to them

3 years later they are still sending me an invoice every 2 months showing that I am 50c in credit
I dread to think of how much they have spent in that time on paper invoices, envelopes and postage

the mind boggles haha

Dave