The couple, who visited France for around two weeks in October last year, have received 17 speeding and parking fines from French authorities since returning to their home in Sweden.
All of these fines are related to private cars the couple have not used at times when they were not in the country.
During their stay in France they initially rented a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Paris Beauvais airport to the north of the French capital, however after the car broke down it was replaced by a different one at the Enterprise branch in the French city of Rouen in Normandy.
Nevertheless, the couple believes the data breach occurred in Beauvais due to the fact that several fines sent to them by French authorities are for driving offences near the town.
The rentals were made under her husband's name Damir Mujkic using his driving licence which had been issued in Finland when the couple used to live there.
The fines, issued by the government agency that doles out speeding and parking tickets ANTAI, were all addressed to random addresses in Finland, including in Helsinki.
“The perpetrators don't have our address but use some dummy address in Finland when they enter my husband's details, so all fines go to some random addresses in Finland,” the driver's wife Pia Mujkic told The Local.
However the fines do feature Mujkic's correct Finnish identity number, which appears on his licence.
With this number the Finnish postal service has been able to redirect the fines, which started arriving about one month after the couple returned home, to their current address in Sweden.
The couple actually received one genuine speeding ticket from ANTAI at the end of November which arrived at their home address and which they quickly settled.
However since then 17 fines have arrived adding up to around 2,000 euros, according to the couple who said that they received the most recent fine two weeks ago and say it's probable that more could come.
“Some of them are for people doing 100km/h in a 60 km/h zone and around four or five are under the same name,” said Pia.
While the French police are looking into a couple of the fines, the pair believe the case would benefit from an investigation into all of the fines together.
“Yesterday we received our first reply concerning two fines that have now been forwarded to a local police office in Bobigny,” Pia said. “But if several officers will investigate the cases separately, they might not see the big picture.”
The Local contacted Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Beauvais, who said they are looking into the case, as well as the government agency ANTAI who have yet to respond.
A quick search on Twitter shows that the Mujkics are not the only couple to have received mysterious fines from ANTAI in France.
In September 2018, someone going by the name of @DaleGribble13 tweeted the following to the French police: “Hello, I live in Canada and I got a French ANTAI ticket in the mail for driving with a cellphone. I have never been to France before, I suspect identity theft. Can you please help me?”
I live in Canada and I got a French ANTAI Ticket in the mail for Driving with a cellphone. I have never been to France before, I suspect Identity theft. Can you please help me?
— Dale Gribble (@DaleGribble13) September 5, 2018