Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Aucklanders should watch out for a possible AT HOP scam

Auckland Transport media release

27 February 2014

Aucklanders should watch out for a possible AT HOP scam

Auckland Transport is warning its customers about a possible scam involving unauthorised sales of its new transport card.

Auckland Transport is aware that passengers have been approached on trains by two people offering to sell AT HOP Cards for $20 cash, promising purchasers would receive a $50 credit loaded on to the card. These cards had already been cancelled because they had previously been reported lost by customers.

Train passengers can purchase valid cards from Transdev ticket inspectors, wearing a uniform and carrying Transdev identification. These ticket inspectors also carry a device that reads the amount of credit on an AT HOP card, customers can ask to see this.

Auckland Transport has also been made aware of a couple in Papatoetoe who were approached by a group of three people going door to door claiming to be representatives of the organisation. They offered to sell AT HOP cards for $20 cash. The couple were asked to fill in a fake application form and told the cards would be posted in due course. They paid the money and heard no more.

Auckland Transport does not have representatives selling cards door to door.

In both instances, witnesses have described the alleged offenders as young males, aged 18-30. They appear Indian in origin and were wearing hi-visibility vests with the word “Ticket” on the back. Anyone approached by them should contact Auckland Transport on 355-3553. The police have been advised.

AT HOP is a reusable smart card which can be used for travel on trains, buses and ferries. Cards can be purchased online or from ticket offices at some train stations, (Britomart, Newmarket, New Lynn and Papakura), AT customer service centres, or at authorised retailers. http://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop/get-a-card/find-a-retailer-or-buy-a-card-online/

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

    There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


    Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

    While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


    Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

    The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news