TnG cards are sold for five times their value on online platforms

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PUTRAJAYA: Touch ‘n Go (TnG) near-field communication (NFC) cards are being sold at exorbitant prices on online market platforms, says the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the ministry’s enforcement department had received four official complaints on the issue and discovered 13 ticket sales advertisements involving multiple online platforms.

According to preliminary investigations, employees at the payment counter of a gas station were also involved in the sale of TnG NFC cards (on these online platforms).

“The individuals were found to be selling TnG NFC cards, originally costing RM10 each without credit, through online market platforms at more than five times that price,” he said in a statement.

Nanta said a total of 11 premises, including private homes and commercial buildings, were inspected in connection with the case, based on inspections and information from managers of the online market platforms.

He said that six notices under Section 21 of the Price Control and Profit Seeking Act had been issued to the parties involved, where they were asked, among other things, to submit an official response or statement to the Ministry’s Enforcement Department.

“If you fail to do so, the parties involved may be prosecuted under Section 21(5) of the Act for refusal or failure to submit Feedback,” he said, Bernama reported.

TnG NFC cards are sold at select petrol stations for RM10 or through online transactions using the TnG app.

However, the two channels for selling the tickets have reportedly had limited supply since April.

Nanta said the ministry is expected to hold a meeting with TnG for an update on TnG NFC card sales methods as well as the shortage of cards.

With the TnG NFC card, users can top up anytime, anywhere via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet application available on mobile devices.

For the users of the card and the service, there are no surcharges when topping up.

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