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    Cardiff parking ticketfor my car - whilst I'm in China!?!

    Arrived back in the uk yesterday for a short stay before returning to China on Wednesday. It's usually a boring affair to go through the post at my folks, but this time something a bit unusual to say the least!

    I have been sent a final demand for a parking ticket in Cardiff in the middle of January - yet I was in China, and the car firmly on a ramp at Courtenay in Norfolk!

    Looking into it further the reg is the old reg from the 888, only on the car for about 3 weeks when I first had the car - before I put the private plate on it, although the car type on the parking ticket is a vauxhall Astra.

    Now I have dug out all the documentation, I have the original certificates for the plate change etc, and various 3rd party evidence like Car tax reminder letters, MOT's, registration documentation etc etc with the new reg on it.

    So what's going on? Obviously something dodgy, and there is no way that I will have to pay the ticket - but anyone else had this kind of experience?

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    some one has cloned the plate or the dvla has messed up
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    The DVLA... Mess Up! they wont mess up

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    Hope you get it sorted out though bud. Let us know what happens.
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    Has to be a cloned plate on a forged 888
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    The parking attendant could have just typed the reg in wrong and it just happens to be for a astra to

    I went through trying to get out of a parking ticket once but had to do it in person though
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    Happened to me before, but I explained the situation with a nice letter to the DVLA and they sorted it out after a bit of investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    The parking attendant could have just typed the reg in wrong and it just happens to be for a astra to

    I went through trying to get out of a parking ticket once but had to do it in person though
    Yeah - but even so, why would my name still be attributed to that plate? when it's not been on my car for over 2 years?

    I think that it must have been cloned - but odd that it is on an Astra.

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    The orginal plate will still be associated with your car Scott, when you take off your cherrished plate it's re allocated to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS View Post
    The orginal plate will still be associated with your car Scott, when you take off your cherrished plate it's re allocated to it.
    thats not the case

    they only re-alocate it if its still free to use (wich in 90% of cases is what happens)

    but they can allocate your reg to any car they like

    i bet its just a DVLA mess up
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigY View Post
    thats not the case

    they only re-alocate it if its still free to use (wich in 90% of cases is what happens)

    but they can allocate your reg to any car they like
    I disagree.....
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