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MikeGordon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Is this a speed camera scam? Reply with quote

I received an email from a pal on the subject of speed cameras:

Speed Cameras

Thought you might be interested to know that following the UK
Government's freedom of information act you can now get access to ALL
speed camera offences registered in the last 12 months.

Did you know that every time your car goes past a speed camera,even 1mph
over the set limit, it is registered and put on a database? You only get
a ticket if you are way over the limit or, (this is the bit that I
didn't know) if you receive over 10 near misses, you will be classed as
a serial offender and get a ticket the next time you go just over the
limit.

This is why you hear of people being done for 34mph in a 30mph limit
area, whilst others doing 39 do not. You can check what has been
registered against your vehicle at the following web address:

http://www.i-database.co.uk

You will be asked for a password, but just click on the need a Password
link and you will be given one for future use. Or just enter your car
registration.


If there is any data on your vehicle you can click on the camera window
to see a copy of the photograph.
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I checked my vehicle and it said it was clocked 250 miles away a few days ago. As this wasn't me, anyone got any ideas what might be happening? Number plate cloning, perhaps and what should I do about it?

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a joke. Try it...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're kidding right? It's a spoof site, been around a very long time. Enter jibberish in the VRN field and test.

Why they bother I have no idea.
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MikeGordon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Dodgy speed camera site Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments, chaps. Some spoofs are amusing, this one appears to just a pain

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a speed camera scam? Reply with quote

MikeGordon wrote:
Did you know that every time your car goes past a speed camera,even 1mph over the set limit, it is registered and put on a database? You only get a ticket if you are way over the limit or, (this is the bit that I didn't know) if you receive over 10 near misses, you will be classed as a serial offender and get a ticket the next time you go just over the limit.

And that is bunkum btw.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And guess who's face pops up if you click on the right hand bottom link.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
And guess who's face pops up if you click on the right hand bottom link.


Spooky, just like looking in a mirror Smile

Which reminds me ........

I was staggering home from the pub the other night with my mate Fred and picked a mirror up that was lying in the road. "I recognise that face" I said "But I can't place it". Fred took the mirror and said "Don't be daft, thats me!"

Sorry I thought this was the joke thread.
Terrible I know, I'll get my coat Embarassed
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