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It is believed more than a million drivers have been trapped by the system. But it is now claimed the lights were rigged to change from yellow to red in three seconds instead of the regulation five or six seconds. The fraud was uncovered by a senior police officer who noticed an unusually high number of fines being issued. Instead of an average 15 fines a day in some places, the figure jumped to more than 1,000. The fraud may have netted...
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Hackers have discovered a new way of duping users onto fraudulent websites: fake parking tickets. Cars in the US had traffic violation tickets placed on the windscreen, which then directed users to a website.


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Florence and Venice have started fining people who sit down on the steps in front of their churches. The 50-euro fines apply to the areas around Florence's cathedral, the Duomo, and the Basilica of St Mark in St Mark's Square in Venice.


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An American woman told to pay $2m for sharing 24 songs over the internet has had her fine slashed.


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Librarians in New York's oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books: George Washington. The first president of the United States of America borrowed two books from the New York Society Library in 1789 but failed to return them. Adjusted for inflation, he has since racked up $300,000 in fines for being some 220 years late.


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