On July 29, 2008 I received a notice in the mail stating that I owed $76.00 to the City of Los Angeles for an unpaid violation that took place on 5/20/05 at 8:03a.m. on the 400 Blk W 3rd St somewhere in L.A. for having expired tags on my car.
I knew this had to be a mistake because I have never been to Los Angeles and at that time I lived over 800 miles away. So I called them up to find out what I need to do. As I explained to the girl that I have never been to L.A. she said well I am sure you do not remember being here but the fact remains you owe this ticket. She also claimed that they have been mailing me this ticket since May of 2005.
Funny I never ever have received anything from them before. I also find it odd as I sold that car in 2007 and my tags the entire time I owned this car where always paid.
This ticket boldly states that if it goes unsatisfied it may result in withholding of my vehicle registration by the DMV. If they have been mailing this to me since 2005 with no response how was I able to always pay my Registration each year with no problems. Now I do need to check credit report because they just may have added this to it.
At this point I am out of the country and I have 14-days in which to deal this mess. I must obtain a copy of my Registration form from the DMV at a cost of $5.00 by check or money order. (difficult to do when you are not in the U.S.) Once I receive the copies I must fax them to the girl I had spoke to at L.A Parking Violation Bureau. At that point she claims they will review my case, and decide weather to dismiss it. Can you believe this crap? Some idiot cop must have transposed a number and bam came up with my information and now 3 years later decide to nail me for his mistake, unless it is all a scam as that is what I believe. I don't think this has been around for 3-years or I would have received it. Some how i think they just created it.
Well, they are causing me much headaches and difficulty to prove to them my vehicle was registered in 2005. Luckily I am able to prove it up. I hate to think what would happen if I was not able to prove it up what an easy $76.00 they would make off me. Certainly does not mean this going away by no means.
I may need to hire an attorney just in case these jerks decide not to drop this. If I do I will sue the crap out of them.