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  1. Mistaken Octopus deductions revealed

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A total of HK$35,000 was incorrectly deducted from Octopus smart cards on 837 occasions over the past two years. Octopus Card said yesterday this was a tiny portion of more than 10 million transactions handled daily by the company on 16 million cards- amounting to 7.3 billion transactions in two years. The wrongly deducted amounts were all refunded. But a legislator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624053/mistaken-octopus-deductions-revealed
  2. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... counterpart, Shenzhen Tong, the card can be used on public transport and in shops but does not support features such as automatic topping up from users' credit cards. The launch follows ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Advance commemorative version of 'Hu Tong Xing' transport card on sale in both cities today HK-Shenzhen 2-in-1 card released Commuters between Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1028986/hong-kong-shenzhen-combined-travel-card-launching-both-cities
  3. Man held for Octopus card fraud

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Battery Street, near a cross-border coach terminal. He was taken to his home in Tseung Kwan O, which was searched. Ms Tam's lost Octopus card was linked to her credit card, police said, adding that about $7,000 had been credited to her Octopus card until her credit card was cancelled. Earlier this month, Ms Tam's family said they had shown police a bank statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541310/man-held-octopus-card-fraud
  4. Octopus card profits could be used to help HK charities

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With more than 18 million Octopus cards in circulation, Octopus Cards Limited is, by my estimate, sitting on a staggering HK$900 million of our money in HK$50 deposits alone. The amount of prepaid credits is probably double this sum. However, during this financial crisis, and with the revelations of extensive losses incurred by other deposit-taking bodies authorised by the Monetary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665399/octopus-card-profits-could-be-used-help-hk-charities
  5. Critics dismiss 'small step' as Octopus vows to safeguard privacy of card users' data

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. As for the need to take six hours to void a card, the company said Octopus cards work in an offline mode, unlike credit cards. That's why 'it takes time to send files separately ... Ng Kang-chung Amid growing privacy concerns, the Octopus Card company says it will stop storing card holders' ID numbers on their personalised cards. The policy, dismissed by some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718448/critics-dismiss-small-step-octopus-vows-safeguard-privacy-card-users-data
  6. Giving to charity with the swipe of a card

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... to donate by swiping their Octopus card or credit card. The device, known as i-Give, is the creation of the public design lab at Polytechnic University. People swipe their card along a reader ... donations outside MTR exits. One card swipe donated HK$10 to the charity. The society's deputy chief executive, Candice Lam Hou-heung, welcomed the availability of a convenient alternative. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681596/giving-charity-swipe-card
  7. Little progress in effort to extend use of Octopus card in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The company behind Hong Kong's Octopus card had scant progress to report yesterday on its two-year effort to extend the smart card's use over the border. In Shenzhen, the card is still only usable at seven Cafe de Coral and Fairwood restaurants. A memorandum of understanding was signed in July with China UnionPay, the biggest issuer of credit and debit cards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676942/little-progress-effort-extend-use-octopus-card-shenzhen
  8. Civil servant admits theft spree with Octopus card

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law', and stated that he had been granted bail of $20,000. Lo admitted stealing Ms Tam's Octopus card and $30 cash after finding her purse on a bus in October. The court heard that Ms Tam's Octopus card was linked to her credit card, allowing Lo to spend a total of $6,882.70 between November and January on public transport, snacks and household goods. Lo said he committed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551232/civil-servant-admits-theft-spree-octopus-card
  9. Users warned of Octopus delay

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Leung Kwong-hon said. 'They should not go to the credit card-issuing bank, as the added-value feature will not be disabled even after the loss is reported to the credit card company.' ... Amy Nip Octopus card users with the automatic add-value service be warned: if you lose your card you could be HK$1,000 poorer in just six hours. The Consumer Council yesterday demanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738316/users-warned-octopus-delay
  10. How do you use your plastic money?

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... I think plastic money, such as Octopus cards and credit cards, are very convenient. You don't have to carry around large amounts of cash. I don't think these cards encourage you to overspend. Name: Sharon Wong Age: 14 Top Tunes: Canto-pop My parents use credit cards to get shopping points and prizes. I think credit cards are useful as long as you control your spending. My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597616/how-do-you-use-your-plastic-money

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