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  1. MTR Corp says sorry over sale of Octopus data

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The MTR Corporation, the biggest shareholder of Octopus Cards, apologised last night for 'widespread consternation' caused by Octopus selling ... which the card issuer made HK$44 million in four and a half years. The future of Octopus Holdings chief executive Prudence Chan Bik-wah- under fire for misleading the public- has yet ...

  2. Family of five arrested over Octopus card fraud

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A home-made machine used to add value to Octopus cards has been found in a Yuen Long village house, leading to the arrest of a family of five. The discovery in Pat Heung on Tuesday was the first since the Octopus system was launched in 1997, police said. Initial investigations showed the machine had added value to 61 Octopus cards, totalling ...

  3. Octopus to handle lost cards faster

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The Octopus Card company will speed up its response to reports of lost cards, starting from Monday. At present, users who lose their personalised Octopus cards ... could be HK$1,000 poorer in six hours if they lose their Octopus card and someone shops with it. This assumes the card user has a balance of HK$499 and has the automatic add-value service ...

  4. Police use Octopus card data to track suspect in sex attack on schoolgirl

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Sham Shui Po MTR station, so officers collected the Octopus card data of commuters and viewed closed-circuit television tapes at MTR stations to identify the man and his movements. After ...

  5. 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, ... on the mainland, to issue prepaid cards that work as Octopus cards in Hong Kong and UnionPay cards throughout the mainland. However, the details of the system were still being worked out, Octopus Holdings ...

  6. Special Octopus card sought for travel concessions for disabled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Concern groups for the disabled have renewed their campaign for half-fare concessions by asking for a special Octopus card to implement the scheme. 'Many people with disabilities have low incomes, so the current transport fees are exorbitant for most of them,' said Allen Chan Kam-yuen, the convenor of an alliance of 46 NGOs that lobbies on behalf ...

  7. Expo panel hails long reach of Octopus card

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Octopus, the rechargeable e-payment smart card, has won the heart of the World Expo panel and landed Hong Kong a chance to showcase the city's efficiency ... show. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said the Hong Kong proposal, 'Smart Card, Smart City, Smart Life', featured the Octopus card ...

  8. Auditor joins Octopus probe

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An accounting firm will join an investigation into the Octopus Cards sale of cardholders' personal data to other companies. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is expected to submit a report to the Monetary Authority in 10 weeks. The firm- approved by the Monetary Authority as an independent auditor of Octopus Cards' internal investigation into the issue- will check ...

  9. Octopus extends its services in era of the smart card

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... with them, worth $25 billion a year, or $500 million a week. Welcome to the smart card era. The easy, hassle-free Octopus introduced initially in 1997 to travel on public transport in Hong Kong has ... sales and marketing director for Octopus Cards, expects more taxis to roll them out in the near future. It even has its own new loyalty programme, Octopus Rewards, allowing customers to earn ...

  10. Octopus adds 16 cities, not Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A new Octopus card to be launched next month will function in Hong Kong and 16 Guangdong cities- but not neighbouring Shenzhen. The release of the card ... Octopus and Shenzhen Tong, the card used by the border city, it is not included. The new card- to be called 'Octopus-Lingnan Pass' in Hong Kong and the other way around on the mainland- ...




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