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This is desperation Illinois tries to collect unpaid tickets from 1980's

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posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:28 PM
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www.illinoispolicy.org...




Counties across Illinois have hired independent collection agencies to go after old, unpaid tickets in hopes of bringing in extra revenue, according to the Tribune. The collection agencies are tracking down both Illinois residents and those who moved out of the state years ago for outstanding tickets, some of which go back more than three decades.


Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both. Tickets from the 1980's? I love the story about the lady that got a ticket that wasn't even old enough to drive.
This is an outright scam. This story is about Illinois, but don't think that other places won't follow suit. The article talks about trend of local governments outsourcing debt collection.

I think about elderly people, they would probably just pay the ticket. They either don't remember or are too scared to go against the authorities. This is sad sad sad.




posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:33 PM
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This reminds me of a toll bridge I never paid for in New York City. I believe it cost a little over $10 when I passed over it about a decade ago. I didn't have cash on me at the time and so they took down my license and plate number. Never heard anything about it since. I wonder what the penalty is for that?



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
This reminds me of a toll bridge I never paid for in New York City. I believe it cost a little over $10 when I passed over it about a decade ago. I didn't have cash on me at the time and so they took down my license and plate number. Never heard anything about it since. I wonder what the penalty is for that?


Don't be surprised if you see a ticket +30% in mail.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:35 PM
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Every few years I get something in the mail about an "unpaid" ticket from GA.
It's a speeding ticket scam they run- if you pay your ticket, they send you a second one. If you don't pay that one, they put a bench warrant out for your arrest.
They call it a "super speeders" ticket - that's what I get for barely keeping up with traffic with an out of state plate.

If I had known I never would have paid the first ticket.

To this day, even though it's been off my record for the better part of a decade, there's a bench warrant out for my arrest in the state of Georgia.
I don't plan on passing through any time soon.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
Every few years I get something in the mail about an "unpaid" ticket from GA.
It's a speeding ticket scam they run- if you pay your ticket, they send you a second one. If you don't pay that one, they put a bench warrant out for your arrest.
They call it a "super speeders" ticket - that's what I get for barely keeping up with traffic with an out of state plate.

If I had known I never would have paid the first ticket.

To this day, even though it's been off my record for the better part of a decade, there's a bench warrant out for my arrest in the state of Georgia.
I don't plan on passing through any time soon.


WAIT, you were able to speed in Georgia??????????? DO tell!!! I've never been able to go more than 2-5mph in that state!



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
www.illinoispolicy.org...




Counties across Illinois have hired independent collection agencies to go after old, unpaid tickets in hopes of bringing in extra revenue, according to the Tribune. The collection agencies are tracking down both Illinois residents and those who moved out of the state years ago for outstanding tickets, some of which go back more than three decades.


Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both. Tickets from the 1980's? I love the story about the lady that got a ticket that wasn't even old enough to drive.
This is an outright scam. This story is about Illinois, but don't think that other places won't follow suit. The article talks about trend of local governments outsourcing debt collection.

I think about elderly people, they would probably just pay the ticket. They either don't remember or are too scared to go against the authorities. This is sad sad sad.



Why am I not surprised. They already are extorting folks with those speed and redlight cameras.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I'd frame it as my one moment I got over on the NY taxpayers. Like I said it's been at least a decade, so I doubt I ever see anything at this point.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
www.illinoispolicy.org...




Counties across Illinois have hired independent collection agencies to go after old, unpaid tickets in hopes of bringing in extra revenue, according to the Tribune. The collection agencies are tracking down both Illinois residents and those who moved out of the state years ago for outstanding tickets, some of which go back more than three decades.


Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both. Tickets from the 1980's? I love the story about the lady that got a ticket that wasn't even old enough to drive.
This is an outright scam. This story is about Illinois, but don't think that other places won't follow suit. The article talks about trend of local governments outsourcing debt collection.

I think about elderly people, they would probably just pay the ticket. They either don't remember or are too scared to go against the authorities. This is sad sad sad.


Yikes. This is the governmental equivalent of searching under the couch cushions for loose change. Insolvency can't be far off.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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Yikes. This is the governmental equivalent of searching under the couch cushions for loose change. Insolvency can't be far off.


That is exactly what I thought when I read it. This is a stretch. They will get a few bucks, but this is desperation.
I'm guessing 1-3 years before Illinois hits rock bottom.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
a reply to: JAGStorm

I'd frame it as my one moment I got over on the NY taxpayers. Like I said it's been at least a decade, so I doubt I ever see anything at this point.


That ladies ticket was from 1983!!



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Illinois is digging deep I see.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 03:35 PM
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We are gonna need that money soon. It's just a matter of time before JB starts giving illegals free health care. I been looking across the river for some land. I wont be in Illinois for much longer.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: cognizant420
a reply to: JAGStorm

We are gonna need that money soon. It's just a matter of time before JB starts giving illegals free health care. I been looking across the river for some land. I wont be in Illinois for much longer.


Missouri?



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 04:22 PM
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Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both.


I find myself asking that same question more and more when I read current events.

The democratic socialists (can't being myself to capitalize that) convention. Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both?

Victoria's Secret hiring a male to model lingiere. Is this hilarious, or sad, maybe both?

The list could go on. We're in trouble.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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If they owe for the unpaid ticket they should pay it. No matter how long it’s been.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: Secretrooster
If they owe for the unpaid ticket they should pay it. No matter how long it’s been.


Do you REALLY think it is reasonable 30 years after the fact.
How would they even prove that?

There is no way I would trust Chicago paperwork from 1983.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: lordcomac
Every few years I get something in the mail about an "unpaid" ticket from GA.
It's a speeding ticket scam they run- if you pay your ticket, they send you a second one. If you don't pay that one, they put a bench warrant out for your arrest.
They call it a "super speeders" ticket - that's what I get for barely keeping up with traffic with an out of state plate.

If I had known I never would have paid the first ticket.

To this day, even though it's been off my record for the better part of a decade, there's a bench warrant out for my arrest in the state of Georgia.
I don't plan on passing through any time soon.


WAIT, you were able to speed in Georgia??????????? DO tell!!! I've never been able to go more than 2-5mph in that state!

Lifelong Georgian here , and I was wondering the same thing.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: Secretrooster
If they owe for the unpaid ticket they should pay it. No matter how long it’s been.


Do you REALLY think it is reasonable 30 years after the fact.
How would they even prove that?

There is no way I would trust Chicago paperwork from 1983.


By your registration tied to the car tag. They have all the info they need to hunt us down with. Years ago I got a hitchhiking ticket. They extradited me back to the town and charged me mileage for transportation to said town plus the delinquent ticket. They will come after you.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
Every few years I get something in the mail about an "unpaid" ticket from GA.
It's a speeding ticket scam they run- if you pay your ticket, they send you a second one. If you don't pay that one, they put a bench warrant out for your arrest.
They call it a "super speeders" ticket - that's what I get for barely keeping up with traffic with an out of state plate.

If I had known I never would have paid the first ticket.

To this day, even though it's been off my record for the better part of a decade, there's a bench warrant out for my arrest in the state of Georgia.
I don't plan on passing through any time soon.

Methinks some folks leave out some very relevant details....



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 05:22 PM
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I can imagine that after a certain point going after the money -- tracking people down from old addresses, sorting out dead people from the still living, going to court on the contested cases, etc. -- is going to cost them far more than they get back.



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