My first post here, so let me say hello! I landed a new job this fall that has me traveling 50%. I'm still only at Silver Medallion on Delta since I haven't been doing it very long, but am on track to hit Diamond this year. I was in Munich in November, where my hotel gave me a train pass upon check-in that they said was good for the whole city. On my way back to the airport, the train cops got on the stop before the airport and check everyone's tickets. I'm sure you see where this is going. They tell me my ticket is good for the city zones, but we're way outside that perimeter so they gave me a 40 Euro ticket for not having a train pass. Nevermind that I can't read any of the train pass, ticket, or even fully understand the cop. They let you pay by credit card right there, which I did. I got reimbursed by my company for it since they understood it as an understandable mistake. And i put it out of my mind. Last week, I get a letter written in German from what appears to be a collection agency, claiming I never paid the ticket and with penalties I now owe 108 Euros. Luckily I have an acquaintance who lives in Germany and she made some calls on my behalf. Through her, I find out that what I thought was a receipt was just the ticket, so they say I have no proof of payment. Sure enough, I looked back at my credit card statement and I couldn't find the charge on there. Through my friend, I hear that they could possibly try to garnish my wages, although neither one of us thinks this would be possible. I learned a few lessons, like always make sure you have the right train pass in the first place. So my question is, should I care if I have an outstanding train ticket in Germany? I do plan on going back on occasion, but I can't imagine that information gets communicated to customs. I don't plan on breaking any more German laws, so I don't think this would come back to haunt me, but then again, maybe it's worth paying ~$150 to save myself a lifetime of worrying about Germans asking to see my papers. What do you think? Anything I should tell this agency that could get me off the hook?