Fraud with the bavarian ticket costs the railroad at least 500 euros every year, according to its own estimates.000 euro. The background is a "nationwide phenomenon with changing regional emphases", the railroad's regional press offices explained in response to a request for information. The bahn as a "tugboat fraudsters use one of the country's tickets several times with different passengers and thus collect money again and again.
A bavarian ticket actually allows up to five passengers to travel through bavaria for a day on local trains – but the passengers may not be swapped during the trip. The company is now using undercover investigators against the fraudsters. Passenger advocates criticize this.
The railroad does not yet have nationwide figures – but comparable tickets are also available in other countries. The railroad assumes that about 30 to 50 so-called tugboats are active in bavaria, as reinhard sab of DB regio said in munich on wednesday. According to the company, the fraudsters take in about 100 euros every day they are on the job.