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Friday, April 27, 2007
By Yokota Fritz

Here's a quick followup to yesterday's article: Commuter checks for sale and wanted on Craigslist.

While we're talking scams and transportation, here's another common one: You can cut the magnetic strip on a BART ticket, cut it into smaller strips and create multiple new BART tickets. For those not familiar with BART in the San Francisco Bay Area, entry into and exit from the BART platform is my sliding tickets with magnetic stripes through an automatic ticket reader that opens a gate.

Other transit providers in the Bay Area use visual inspection, though I'm sure there are folks creating ticket forgeries.

Since I'm writing about Bay Area transit...


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