By mistake I exceeded the speed limit in a hired car back in April 2017, whilst visiting Bulgaria for a few weeks. When this happens in a hired car, the driver is traced via the car rental company. So, the rental company informed me of this, after I was already back home in UK, and gave me the info I needed to pay the fine.
At my next BG visit, during autumn 2017, I went to the local police station and paid the fine with levs in cash at the desk there. I must have been given a receipt but can not find it, maybe it is at our BG house.
Anyway, I have now, in January 2019, received a letter here in UK from the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior, telling me that I have not paid this fine. The letter seems genuine as it includes the details of the car hire company and the date of the offence etc, and a case number.
However, strangely, the sticker at the back of the envelope shows it came from Egham in Surrey, from a man called Denis Valkov, from an organisation called STARPOST OOD. Such an organisation does exist, and it might be genuinely serving the Bulgarian ministry, and yet this just so smells like a scam. Anyone else with an experience of being asked to pay the same speeding fine twice, AND almost two years after the actual offence? Scam or error?