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Maybank: New Secure2u Activations Only On MAE App

Maybank: New Secure2u Activations Only On MAE App

Maybank will only allow new Secure2u activations on their MAE app, instead of their Maybank2u app!

 

Maybank : New Secure2u Activations Only On MAE App

From 26 September 2022 onwards, Maybank will only allow new Secure2u activations on their MAE e-wallet app, instead of their Maybank2u banking app.

Secure2u is a mobile app-based authentication method for your banking transactions, which replaces the SMS TAC that is vulnerable to SIM swap attacks.

This change only affects new Secure2u activations. If you have already activated Secure2u on your Maybank2u banking app, then you can continue to use the Maybank2u app to approve your transactions as usual.

Maybank will also move two Amanah Saham National Berhad (ASNB) services from the Maybank2u app to the MAE app permanently, starting 7 October 2022.

  • View own and child’s account balance(s)
  • Make transfers to own account(s) via Favourites

This shifting of features is part of Maybank’s push to “encourage” its customers to switch to their MAE e-wallet app, and it plans to phase out the Maybank2u app eventually.

By moving customers to MAE, Maybank is hoping that they might start using its e-wallet feature, as well as reduce its need to develop and maintain two separate mobile apps.

 

12-Hour Activation Delay For Secure2u In MAE

To further strengthen the appeal of the MAE app, Maybank is going to boost the security of its Secure2u feature.

Starting 8 October 2022, the Secure2u feature in the MAE app will be enhanced with a 12-hour activation period to prevent unauthorised activations.

Those who activate Secure2u in MAE on a new device will need to wait at least 12 hours, before they can begin using the Secure2u feature to authenticate any transaction.

The idea is to give the account owner at least 12 hours to detect any potential fraudulent attempt to activate Secure2u on unauthorised devices.

 

How To Set Up Secure2u In MAE

Setting up Secure2u in the MAE app is straightforward :

  1. Install the MAE app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or HUAWEI AppGallery.
  2. Launch the MAE app, and tap More.
  3. Tap on Settings at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap on Maybank2u and log into your Maybank account.
  5. Tap the toggle button next to Secure2u to enable it.
  6. Tap on Activate Now.
  7. Key in and confirm your mobile number.
  8. Maybank will send a One-Time Password (OTP) to you via SMS.
  9. Key in the OTP number and confirm your device name to authorise the change.

That’s it! Then you just need to use your MAE app (instead of SMS TAC) to authenticate your future banking transactions on Maybank.

 

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Apple Pay Setup Guide : How To Register Your Cards!

Now that Apple Pay is available in Malaysia, here is my guide on how to set it up with your debit / credit card!

 

Apple Pay Is Now Available In Malaysia!

Apple Pay was first launched way back in September 2014, together with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, its global availability was slow and some would say, tortuous.

For years, Apple fans in Malaysia have requested for Apple Pay to be introduced in Malaysia, and could only look at Singapore in envy, when Apple Pay was introduced there more than six years ago in April 2016!

But the wait is over! The steady drip of leaks has finally culminated in actual confirmation that yes, Apple Pay is now available in Malaysia!

While this guide is based on credit cards in Malaysia, it will work in other countries too, as long as Apple Pay is supported.

 

Not All Banks Support Apple Pay

First of all, you must understand that not all banks support Apple Pay. Here in Malaysia, only three banks support Apple Pay at the moment.

Banks In Malaysia That Support Apple Pay

You will be able to register debit and credit cards issued by these banks :

  • AmBank
  • Maybank
  • Standard Chartered Bank

Banks In Malaysia That Do Not Support Apple Pay

You won’t be able to add debit or credit cards from these banks :

  • CIMB
  • Citibank
  • UOB
  • OCBC

I will update this article as and when I find out what other banks in Malaysia support, or don’t support, Apple Pay.

Read more : How To Add MySJ Vaccine Certificate To Apple Wallet + Health

 

How To Register Your Card In Apple Pay

To help you register your debit / credit card with Apple Pay, here is my step-by-step guide :

Step 1 : Open the Wallet app in your iPhone.

Step 2 : Tap on the Add button to “Add a credit or debit card to get started using Apple Pay”.

Step 3 : In the next screen, tap on the Continue button.

Step 4 : You will now be asked to “scan” your debit / credit card using your iPhone camera, positioning it within the frame.

Step 5 : The Wallet app will try to pick up important details of your credit card like :

  • Name
  • Credit card number
  • Expiry date

If nothing happens, that means it cannot read the details off the card. Then you will need to tap on the Enter Card Details Manually option at the bottom.

Step 6 : Whether your card details are detected or not, verify the key card details required by Apple Pay :

  • Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiry Date
  • Security Code

If the detected details are wrong, edit them to make sure they match your debit / credit card.

Step 7 : You will need to key in the Security Code, which is a 3-digit or 4-digit CSC (Card Security Code) / CVV (Card Verification Value) / CVC (Card Verification Code) usually printed on the back of your debit / credit card.

Step 8 : If your credit card is not supported, you will get a pop-up message saying :

Your Issuer Does Not Yet Offer Support for This Card

Ask your issuer if they offer cards that support Apple Pay.

If your card is supported, you will see a list of Terms and Conditions. You will need to tap on Agree to continue.

Step 9 : The screen show details of your credit card while the Wallet app sets it up for Apple Pay. Just wait for a few seconds.

Step 10 : You will now be asked to verify your card for Apple Pay, usually through Text Message. Tap Next to continue with the verification process.

Step 11 : You will receive an SMS with a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP). You need to key that in within 2 minutes :

Card enrolment OTP for your digital wallet is XXXXXX. It will expire after 2 mins. If you have not performed this, please contact the bank.

Step 12 : Tap Next after keying in the OTP, and you should see the Card Activated notice.

That’s it! Your credit card is now ready for Apple Pay. When you open your Wallet, you should see that debit / credit card listed.

 

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Apple Pay Is Now Available In Malaysia!

Apple did not announce anything official, but Apple Pay is now available in Malaysia!

Here is what you need to know, and how you can start using Apple Pay in Malaysia!

 

Apple Pay Is Now Available In Malaysia!

Apple Pay was first launched way back in September 2014, together with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, its global availability was slow and some would say, tortuous.

For years, Apple fans in Malaysia have requested for Apple Pay to be introduced in Malaysia, and could only look at Singapore in envy, when Apple Pay was introduced there more than six years ago in April 2016!

But the wait is over! The steady drip of leaks has finally culminated in actual confirmation that yes, Apple Pay is now available in Malaysia!

Apple did not announce anything, but you can now add your debit / credit cards to Apple Pay and start using it in Malaysia!

This makes Malaysia only the second country in Southeast Asia to support Apple Pay. The first was Singapore in April 2016.

Malaysia is also only the 10th territory in Asia to support Apple Pay, after Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Singapore.

 

What Banks Currently Support Apple Pay In Malaysia?

Right off the bat, I have to warn you that support for Apple Pay is still pretty limited in Malaysia, to just three banks as far as I can tell.

Banks In Malaysia That Support Apple Pay

You will be able to register debit and credit cards issued by these banks :

  • AmBank
  • Maybank
  • Standard Chartered Bank

Banks In Malaysia That Do Not Support Apple Pay

You won’t be able to add debit or credit cards from these banks :

  • CIMB
  • Citibank
  • UOB
  • OCBC

I will update this article as and when I find out what other banks in Malaysia support, or don’t support, Apple Pay.

Read more : How To Add MySJ Vaccine Certificate To Apple Wallet + Health

 

How To Register Apple Pay In Malaysia?

To help you register your debit / credit card with Apple Pay, here is my step-by-step guide :

Step 1 : Open the Wallet app in your iPhone.

Step 2 : Tap on the Add button to “Add a credit or debit card to get started using Apple Pay”.

Step 3 : In the next screen, tap on the Continue button.

Step 4 : You will now be asked to “scan” your debit / credit card using your iPhone camera, positioning it within the frame.

Step 5 : The Wallet app will try to pick up important details of your credit card like :

  • Name
  • Credit card number
  • Expiry date

If nothing happens, that means it cannot read the details off the card. Then you will need to tap on the Enter Card Details Manually option at the bottom.

Step 6 : Whether your card details are detected or not, verify the key card details required by Apple Pay :

  • Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiry Date
  • Security Code

If the detected details are wrong, edit them to make sure they match your debit / credit card.

Step 7 : You will need to key in the Security Code, which is a 3-digit or 4-digit CSC (Card Security Code) / CVV (Card Verification Value) / CVC (Card Verification Code) usually printed on the back of your debit / credit card.

Step 8 : If your credit card is not supported, you will get a pop-up message saying :

Your Issuer Does Not Yet Offer Support for This Card

Ask your issuer if they offer cards that support Apple Pay.

If your card is supported, you will see a list of Terms and Conditions. You will need to tap on Agree to continue.

Step 9 : The screen show details of your credit card while the Wallet app sets it up for Apple Pay. Just wait for a few seconds.

Step 10 : You will now be asked to verify your card for Apple Pay, usually through Text Message. Tap Next to continue with the verification process.

Step 11 : You will receive an SMS with a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP). You need to key that in within 2 minutes :

Card enrolment OTP for your digital wallet is XXXXXX. It will expire after 2 mins. If you have not performed this, please contact the bank.

Step 12 : Tap Next after keying in the OTP, and you should see the Card Activated notice.

That’s it! Your credit card is now ready for Apple Pay. When you open your Wallet, you should see that debit / credit card listed.

 

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Confirmed : Apple Pay Is Launching Soon In Malaysia!

Multiple leaks confirm that Apple Pay is launching soon in Malaysia! Here is what you need to know…

 

Leaks Confirm Apple Pay Is Launching Soon In Malaysia!

Multiple leaks have more or less let the cat out of the bag – that Apple Pay is launching soon in Malaysia!

This would make Malaysia the second country in Southeast Asia to support Apple Pay, and the 10th territory in Asia, after Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Singapore.

AmBank Sent Apple Pay SMS

The first to leak was AmBank, when they sent out an SMS to their customers in July 2022, prematurely telling them that they can now use Apple Pay.

It appeared to have been a test run that ran awry, as their Apple Pay website was not yet ready. But it alerted everyone to the fact that Apple Pay is coming to Malaysia.

Shopee Added Apple Pay As Payment Option

The second to leak was Shopee, which released an Apple Pay option in version 2.91.28 of their app on 2 August 2022.

If you tap on it, you will simply be asked to “ensure there’s an active card in your Apple Pay wallet to proceed“.

Of course, you can’t actually add any credit / debit card to your Apple Pay wallet yet, but you can see that it is listed as a payment option.

Maxis Accidentally Promotes Apple Pay As Payment Option

On 5 August 2022, a Maxis Centre accidentally put out a cardboard sign announcing “Apple Pay accepted here“.

The tweet was deleted by its poster, but the cardboard sign was traced to the Sri Muda Maxis Centre in Shah Alam.

sorry guys had to delete the tweets atas permintaan pihak tertentu. but don’t worry cuz apple pay is coming soon to Malaysia!

AmBank Released Their Apple Pay Portal!

On 8 August 2022, AmBank (accidentally?) released their Apple Pay portal, confirming that the contactless payment system is ready to launch in Malaysia!

The AmBank Apple Pay portal has now been removed, but here are some of the details it revealed :

  • There is no transaction limit for Apple Pay, as opposed to a transaction limit of RM250 per purchase, with a RM750 daily limit, for other contactless payment platforms.
  • There is also no transaction limit for online purchases using Apple Pay through your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer.
  • AmBank also offered some promotions, including cash back for the first purchase using Apple Pay.
  • There were two unlisted YouTube videos (now removed) showing how to pay for your purchases using Apple Pay. Basically:
    a) Look for the Apple Pay and EMV contactless payment logos at the retailer
    b) Simply tap your iPhone or Apple Watch on the credit card terminal to pay
    c) Use either Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode to verify the payment

 

Apple Pay Is Now Available In Malaysia!

You would have thought that AmBank would have learned from their July 2022 SMS mistake, but no… they didn’t.

Then again, they may have “accidentally” leaked the Apple Pay website to drum up some hype ahead of the official launch.

These “accidents” have a habit of happening…

In any case, Apple Pay is now available in Malaysia, even though there was no official launch!

Read more : Apple Pay Is Now Available In Malaysia!

Most likely, Apple will roll it out in Malaysia with the next iOS update – probably iOS 15.6.1.

Currently iOS 15.6 does not support Apple Pay in Malaysia. When you try to add a debit / credit card to the Wallet app, you get this pop-up :

To add cards, keys, tickets and passes to Wallet, look for the Add to Wallet button in apps, emails and websites.

Until Apple adds this functionality through an iOS update for Malaysia, there is simply no way to add any card to the Wallet app.

 

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No More Cash Payment At KKM Hospitals + Clinics!

Public hospitals and clinics under KKM will no longer accept cash payments starting 1 October 2022!

Here is what you need to know…

 

No More Cash Payment At KKM Hospitals + Clinics!

From 1 October 2022 onwards, public hospitals and clinics under the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) will no longer accept cash payments.

They will only accept payments through e-payment methods like :

  • debit card
  • credit card
  • e-wallet

They will, however, accept cash payment if the customer has no other payment options, or a bank account.

KKM is aiming to achieve 95% cashless transactions by December 2022.

 

Why KKM Hospitals + Clinics Will No Longer Accept Cash Payments

This initiative to eliminate cash payments at KKM health facilities is part of the 2021 Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, which called for all federal and state agencies to prioritise cashless payments by the year 2022.

The 2021-2022 KKM Anti-Corruption Plan also called for cash payments to be eliminated at public hospitals and clinics.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health believes that eliminating cash payments at their health facilities will :

  • reduce the risk of leakage of public funds
  • increase efficiency by making payments at the counter faster, easier and safer
  • reduce the cost and work process of collecting payments
  • reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections through contactless payment

To that end, KKM had ordered the implementation of cashless payment systems at all health facilities back in June 2022, with full implementation starting 1 October 2022, targeting 95% cashless payments by December 2022.

 

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Putin Signs Law Banning Crypto Payments In Russia!

Russian President Vladimir Putin just signed into law a national ban on crypto payments in Russia!

Find out what’s going on, and what it means for cryptocurrencies in Russia!

 

Putin Signs Law Banning Crypto Payments In Russia!

On July 16, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin just signed into law a national ban on crypto payments in Russia.

This move comes after the Central Bank of Russia proposed an outright ban on using cryptocurrencies for payments or investments.

This ban does not go so far – it only bans payments using cryptocurrencies, while allowing people to continue investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereal, as well as digital assets like NFTs.

The new Russian law, as translated by Google, states that :

It is prohibited to transfer or accept digital financial assets as a consideration for transferred goods, performed works, rendered services, as well as in any other way that allows one to assume payment for goods (works, services) by a digital financial asset, except as otherwise provided by federal laws.

While it prohibits individuals and companies from paying for, and receiving, cryptocurrencies for goods and services, it allows the Russian government to use cryptocurrencies.

It also does not prohibit investing in cryptocurrencies or digital assets like NFT, leaving that open for now.

Read more : Bill Gates Mocks Crypto + NFTs As Assets For Fools!

 

Partial Crypto Ban Reflects A Russia In Quandary

This partial ban on cryptocurrency reflects Russia’s precarious financial situation after invading Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

The Russian government had, prior to that, been skeptical, if not hostile, about cryptocurrency. But US and European sanctions are forcing them to hold back.

The lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, for example, just approved a draft bill on June 28 that would exempt cryptocurrency issuers from the Value Added Tax (VAT).

If passed by the upper house and signed into law by Putin, the lower house bill would also lower tax rates on income earned from selling cryptocurrencies – falling from 20% to just 13% for Russian companies, and 15% for foreign companies.

More recently, the Head of Russia’s Financial Policy Department even suggested that Russia could use cryptocurrencies to settle international payments.

Even Putin himself said that Russia had “certain competitive advantages” including a “surplus of electricity and well-trained personnel” to participate in crypto-mining, even though he is against using cryptocurrencies domestically.

If the Russian government chooses this path, it would be considered hypocritical in light of this ban on crypto payments in Russia. Cryptocurrencies are bad for the people, but good for the Russian government.

 

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TnG eWallet Back Online After Going Down For Over 8 Hours!

All TnG eWallet services are finally back online, after going down for over 8 hours!

Here is everything you need to know!

 

TnG eWallet Down Earlier : No Payments Or Transfers!

At around 1 PM today, the TnG eWallet platform went down, preventing users from making payments or even money transfers.

One of our readers, Kent Ng, shared with me the error messages he received in the TnG eWallet app.

When he tried to transfer money, he received a Connection Time Out error. He couldn’t even pay for parking using TnG eWallet!

Initially, TNG Digital said that RFID transactions were affected, but a few hours later, they said that RFID can still be used, but you are limited to the balance in your TnG eWallet.

The automatic reload feature in the TnG eWallet is still down, so you cannot use RFID to go through toll booths if there is insufficient balance in your eWallet.

Please check your TnG eWallet balance, and make sure you have enough for the toll. Otherwise, please avoid using the TnG RFID lanes at toll booths until this issue is resolved.

You will have to switch to the Touch ‘n Go card, with or without SmartTAG, to pay at toll booths. Please make sure you have sufficient balance in your TnG card.

 

TnG eWallet Back Online After Going Down For Over 8 Hours!

After netizens complained about not being able to make payments, TNG Digital posted a short statement that they are currently working on a solution.

Dear valued user, 📣

We understand you’re experiencing a service interruption in your eWallet at the moment & may not be able to perform payments including RFID & PayDirect transactions. 🚫

Rest assured that we are currently rectifying this matter & will update you accordingly, as soon as it is back online. 🧐

We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Thank you for your kind patience & understanding. 🙏

The Touch ‘n Go eWallet team. 💙

About six hours later, they were still not able to restore payments. But the good news is that they say that TNG RFID will work at highway toll booths, as long as you have sufficient balance in your eWallet.

Touch ‘n Go Wallet is currently experiencing a technical difficulty and as such we are experiencing a disruption of all Touch ‘n Go Wallet services.

Touch ‘n Go cards and RFID can still be used in highways, transit and parking if you have sufficient balance.

You can reload all your Touch ‘n Go cards at physical reload points as usual.

We are working to restore our services as soon as possible.

At 9:35 PM – after over 8 hours of downtime – TNG Digital finally announced that all Touch ‘n Go eWallet are finally up and running!

Touch ‘n Go Wallet and its services are up and running.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused earlier and thank you for your kind patients.

They however noticeably did not reveal what happened to their platform, or explain why it took them so long to get it back online again.

We can only hope that they learned from this incident, and will put in place measures to prevent it from happening again…

 

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Touch ‘n Go eWallet Is Now Back On Apple App Store!

The Touch ‘n Go eWallet app was quietly restored to the Apple App Store, as quietly as it was removed earlier!

Here is what we know so far…

 

Touch ‘n Go eWallet Is Now Back On Apple App Store!

Apple quietly removed the Touch ‘n Go eWallet (TNG eWallet) from the App Store in the first week of May 2022.

The TNG eWallet download page earlier stated “App Not Available – The app is currently not available in your country or region“.

It was also removed from the App Store search listing. The Boost eWallet now appears, instead of the TNG eWallet.

Even though the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app is no longer available in the Apple App Store, you can continue to use it if you had already installed it earlier.

The TNG Digital team stated that they are working to resolve the issue with Apple, and confirmed that the app that is installed in your iPhone will continue to work with all features fully-functioning.

Fortunately, the Touch ‘n Go eWallet (TNG eWallet) app was quietly restored to the Apple App Store on 11 May 2022.

 

Was Touch ‘n Go eWallet NFC Feature Removed For Apple Users?

Neither Apple nor Touch ‘n Go eWallet stated why the TNG eWallet app was removed from the App Store.

At that time, believed Apple removed it because of the recently-added NFC top-up feature for physical Touch ‘n Go cards.

That’s because Apple Pay is the only mobile wallet / eWallet allowed to use the iPhone and iPad’s NFC capabilities  for contactless payments.

That limitation has resulted in an antitrust charge by the European Union :

The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices. By limiting access to a standard technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices in stores (‘Near-Field Communication (NFC)’ or ‘tap and go’), Apple restricts competition in the mobile wallets market on iOS.

The Commission takes issue with the decision by Apple to prevent mobile wallets app developers, from accessing the necessary hardware and software (‘NFC input’) on its devices, to the benefit of its own solution, Apple Pay.

However, the newly-approved Touch ‘n Go eWallet version 1.7.73 continued to feature the NFC reload option.

Therefore, it seems more likely that Apple removed the app earlier due to the Face Verification feature in the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app.

In fact, the new Touch ‘n Go eWallet version 1.7.73 now lacks the Face Verification feature. Their FAQ also stated that :

Face verification is being upgraded for iOS users, this feature will be temporarily disabled. Kindly use your PIN as alternate authentication.

The previous version of Touch ‘n Go eWallet could have contravened this App Store Review Guidelines rule :

2.5.13 Apps using facial recognition for account authentication must use LocalAuthentication (and not ARKit or other facial recognition technology) where possible, and must use an alternate authentication method for users under 13 years old.

But at least Apple iPhone users can rest assured that they will continue to get the latest Touch ‘n Go eWallet app. They just have to live without the Face Verification feature for now…

 

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Why Was Touch ‘n Go eWallet Removed From App Store?!

The Touch ‘n Go eWallet app was just removed from the Apple App Store!

Here is what we know so far…

 

Touch ‘n Go eWallet Removed From Apple App Store!

Apple quietly removed the Touch ‘n Go eWallet (TNG eWallet) from the App Store a few days ago.

The TNG eWallet download page now states “App Not Available – The app is currently not available in your country or region“.

It was also removed from the App Store search listing. The Boost eWallet now appears, instead of the TNG eWallet.

Interestingly, the download page in the official Touch ‘n Go eWallet website is also not functioning, with a 404 error – Page not found.

It is however still available in the Google Play Store, so Android users can still download it just fine.

Even though the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app is no longer available in the Apple App Store, you can continue to use it if you had already installed it earlier.

The TNG Digital team stated that they are working to resolve the issue with Apple, and confirmed that the app that is installed in your iPhone will continue to work with all features fully-functioning.

This does not mean the removal is to be taken lightly. Until the app is restored to the App Store, you will no longer be able to update the app.

Over time, you may lose out on new features. But more importantly, you will no longer receive security and fixes.

 

Why Was Touch ‘n Go eWallet Removed From App Store?!

Neither Apple nor Touch ‘n Go eWallet stated why the TNG eWallet app was removed from the App Store.

However, I believe Apple removed it because of the recently-added NFC top-up feature for physical Touch ‘n Go cards.

That’s because Apple Pay is the only mobile wallet / eWallet allowed to use the iPhone and iPad’s NFC capabilities  for contactless payments.

That limitation has resulted in an antitrust charge by the European Union :

The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices. By limiting access to a standard technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices in stores (‘Near-Field Communication (NFC)’ or ‘tap and go’), Apple restricts competition in the mobile wallets market on iOS.

The Commission takes issue with the decision by Apple to prevent mobile wallets app developers, from accessing the necessary hardware and software (‘NFC input’) on its devices, to the benefit of its own solution, Apple Pay.

If this was the reason for the TNG eWallet app’s removal, it will be yet another example of Apple’s egregious anti-competitive nature, and yet another strike against their walled garden.

If they continue to lock down the NFC feature on the iPhone / iPad to force the use of Apple Pay, they will invite more anti-trust actions, and possibly turn people to the Android platform.

Unfortunately, there’s really nothing much Apple users can do.

 

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Penang Smart Parking : RM4.40 Glitch Fixed!

The Penang Smart Parking glitch that reduced everyone’s account balance to just RM4.40 has been FIXED!

Here is what you need to know…

 

Penang Smart Parking Glitch Reduced Balance To RM4.40!

On 19 January 2022, drivers in Penang received a surprise when their Penang Smart Parking app showed a balance of just RM 4.40.

Many took to social media to ask if their accounts were hacked, or claim that the Penang Smart Parking app was hacked.

Currently, it does NOT appear to be a hack, as everyone reported the same RM4.40 balance in their account.

 

Penang Smart Parking Glitch Fixed, Balances Synced By Tomorrow!

When the problem first cropped up, the Penang Smart Parking team asked the public not to worry if their account balance shows RM4.40, as their eWallet balances remain secure and intact.

At 5:51 PM, the PSP team announced that they successfully fixed the problem, and restored the correct eWallet record.

All transactions will be synchronised after operating hours today at 6:00 PM, and is expected to be completed by 6 AM on 20 January 2022.

 

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TNG RFID Self-Fitment Guide : How To Do It Yourself!

Did you know that you can purchase and self-fit TNG RFID tags at home?

Here is our guide on how to purchase and fit the TNG RFID tag by yourself!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Buy?

You can now purchase the TNG RFID tags for RM 35 at these two official online stores :

Please buy only from the two official TNG online stores above. We do NOT recommend buying from third-party stores, because they may not be authentic.

 

TNG RFID Self-Fitment Step 1 : Install It On Your Vehicle

Here is a handy video guide on how to install the RFID tag on your vehicle :

  1. Clean the surface of the windscreen or headlamp
  2. Peel off the RFID tag from the Self-Fitment Kit
  3. Attach theRFID Tag either to :
    a) the exterior of the upper left windscreen, or
    b) the left headlamp of the vehicle

 

TNG RFID Self-Fitment Step 2 : Register + Activate Your Tag

  1. Register a Touch ‘n Go Mobility eXperience account at mx.touchngo.com.my.
  2. Log into your Mobility eXperience account.
  3. Register your TNG RFID Tag number.

  1. Add your vehicle number to pair your RFID Tag with it.

  1. Add your mobile number to link your RFID Tag to your Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

That’s it! Now you just have to wait for an activation SMS in the next 24 hours, before you can start using your new RFID Tag!.

 

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TNG RFID Will Finally Be Operational On PLUS Highway!

After almost 2 years of delay, TNG RFID will finally be operational on the PLUS Highway from 15 January 2022 onwards!

Here is what you need to know…

 

TNG RFID @ PLUS Highway : Originally Scheduled For April 2020!

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag that is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

The TNG RFID Tag is linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account, and whenever your vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing you to pass without stopping.

This system was originally meant to be implemented on the PLUS highway in April 2020, but was repeatedly delayed until now…

Read more : TNG RFID Self-Fitment Guide : How To Do It Yourself!

 

TNG RFID Will Finally Be Operational On PLUS Highway!

On 16 December 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Works (KKR) announced that the TNG RFID system will be activated from 15 January 2022 onwards for Class 1 light vehicles from the Juru toll in Penang to the Skudai toll in Johor Bahru.

This is part of the Ministry’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) blueprint, which includes the Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll system.

With the RFID system enabled, motorists will be able to pass through RFID tolls at up to 30 km/h, with the convenience of automatic top-ups.

Don’t worry if you don’t have your RFID tag yet. PLUS highway tolls will still support Touch ‘n Go cards and SmartTAG. Support for these legacy payment methods will be gradually reduced to allow for more RFID lanes.

You can purchase the TNG RFID tags for RM 35 at these two official online stores :

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WhatsApp Payments : How Does It Work?

WhatsApp just rolled out digital payments in Brazil! It is a good look at what could eventually be rolled out across the world – WhatsApp Payments!

 

WhatsApp Payments : What Is It?

On 16 June 2020, WhatsApp started rolling out digital payments to their users and businesses in Brazil.

By leveraging the recently-announced Facebook Pay, it allows WhatsApp users to send money, or pay for their purchases, directly through the app.

It also allows WhatsApp Business users to receive money or payments for their products or services.

 

WhatsApp Payments : Is That The Official Name?

They did not reveal an official name, calling it either digital payments on WhatsApp or simply payments on WhatsApp.

It could become WhatsApp Pay, like the recently-launched Facebook Pay, or Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Or it could be just Facebook Pay on WhatsApp.

But right now, for simplicity, we will use the placeholder name – WhatsApp Payments.

 

WhatsApp Payments : Cost + Limits

This is one of the first things people will want to know – is it FREE?

Well, it is free for WhatsApp users to send or receive money through WhatsApp, subject to these limits (for Brazil) :

  • Sending limit : 1000 BRL per transaction (approx. US$196 / £155 / S$272 / A$282 / RM 837)
  • Receiving limit : 20 transactions per day, or 5000 BRL per month (approx. US$977 / £775 / S$1361 / A$1412 / RM 4,181)

If you need to exceed that limit, you need to register for a WhatsApp Business account, which lets you accept unlimited payments, and credit card payments.

However, you will need to pay a flat 3.99% processing fee, irrespective of the payment sum.

In addition, WhatsApp insists that free transfers are strictly restricted to “personal transfers between friends and family”.

All businesses, even very small ones who do NOT exceed those limits, must also use WhatsApp Business and pay the 3.99% processing fee.

Otherwise, they risk the blocking of their personal account, if WhatsApp catches them receiving payments.

 

WhatsApp Payments : How Does It Work?

WhatsApp currently restricts access to their setup methods to users in Brazil, but from what we can tell – here is basically how WhatsApp Payments work.

Setting It Up The First Time

  1. Install WhatsApp and setup your WhatsApp account, if you have not already done so.
  2. Sign up for a Facebook Pay account, if you have not already done so.
  3. Create and verify your 6-digit Facebook Pay PIN.
  4. If you wish to use your fingerprint to authenticate payment, select the Use Fingerprint option.
  5. Key in your full legal first and last names and your CPF (identity card number)
  6. Add and verify at least one supported debit / debit-enabled combo card. You can add a credit card, but they can only be used to pay businesses.

To Make Payments On WhatsApp

  1. Open a chat with the person or business you wish to send money to.
  2. Tap the Attach (paperclip) icon, and select Payment.
  3. Key in the amount you wish to send.
  4. Authenticate the payment using the 6-digit Facebook Pay PIN or your fingerprint.
  5. The money will be transferred to the recipient, and you will both receive notifications in the chat window.

 

WhatsApp Payments : What Cards Are Supported?

Currently, WhatsApp will support these Visa / Mastercard debit or credit cards in Brazil :

  • Banco do Brasil
  • Nubank
  • Sicredi

 

WhatsApp Payments : How Secure Is It?

To assure everyone that their transactions are secure, WhatsApp listed these security and privacy steps :

  • Encryption between your phone and WhatsApp servers keeps your payment information secure.
  • Advanced data storage contains multiple layers of hardware and software protection.
  • Facebook Pay PIN protection and device biometrics adds extra security before sending money.
  • You can only send money from your WhatsApp account once you have provided the correct debit or credit card information and verified that you’re the authorized user.

 

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TNB During MCO : No Electricity Bill? Here’s How To Pay!

TNB employees will no longer read the meter or issue any electricity bill during the COVID-19 MCO, but you still need to pay your electricity bill!

Find out how much you need to pay TNB for your electricity usage during the COVID-19 MCO!

 

TNB Meter Reading + Bill Rendering : Stopped During MCO!

After the Movement Control Order (MCO) started, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) announced that they would stop these operations from 20 March 2020 until further notice :

  • on-premise meter reading, and
  • on-premise rendering of electricity bill

They also announced that :

  • you will be issued an estimated bill, based on your previous month’s consumption.
  • your bill will be adjusted only when they resume meter reading, after the MCO period ends.
  • during the MCO, TNB will not deliver any printed electricity bill to your premise.

You still need to pay your TNB electricity bill during the MCO / CMCO. Just because you don’t get your bill, doesn’t mean you get to stop paying.

 

Won’t TNB Resume Meter Reading + Bill Rendering During CMCO?

On 13 May 2020, TNB announced that they are resuming meter reading and bill rendering on a staggered basis, and only in green zone states :

  • Perlis
  • Penang
  • Kedah
  • Perak (except Sri Manjung)
  • Kelantan

That basically means they still won’t perform meter reading for most of the country during the Conditional MCO period.

 

How To Pay Your TNB Bill During MCO / CMCO?

There are three ways to handle your TNB electricity bill during the MCO / CMCO.

Option 1 : Pay The Estimated Bill

TNB mentioned that you will be issued an estimated bill, based on your last bill. If your last bill was RM 100, then your estimated bill during the MCO will be RM 100.

All you have to do is continue paying based on your last bill every month, as long as the Movement Control Order is in effect.

Just pay online through JomPAY using your online banking account.

Option 2 : Use TNB Express Payment

The easiest way to check your current bill and make payment is through myTNB.

Just key in your 12-digit TNB account number, and you will receive the current amount due.

You can pay up to RM 250 using a credit or debit card through Express Payment by clicking Next.

If you wish to pay more than RM 250 though, you will need to first register and log into myTNB.

Alternatively, you can pay through JomPAY using your online banking account.

Option 3 : Use myTNB App

The third option is to install and use the myTNB app, which is available as a free download on both Google Play Store and App Store :

    

Follow these steps to register and check your current TNB bill on the myTNB app :

 

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THREE Fake CIMB Bank Call + SMS Scams!

Scammers are now targeting Malaysians with THREE fake CIMB Bank scams regarding online or credit card payments.

Please SHARE this scam alert with your family and friends, so they won’t get cheated!

 

THREE Fake CIMB Bank Call + SMS Scams!

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, many Malaysians are now purchasing more online, and paying for those purchases with their credit cards.

This has attracted scammers who are now targeting both online purchasers and credit card users. In these new scams, they are pretending to be CIMB Bank.

Scam #1 : Credit Card Payment Authorisation

In this scam, the scammers used an automated call system with the number +113818415.

After you accept the call, a pre-recorded message will ask you to verify that you have just charged RM XXXX to your credit card, with these options :

  • Press 1 to accept the charge to your credit card
  • Press 2 to speak to a CIMB bank officer

Needless to say, when you opt to speak to a bank officer (fearing that you are a victim of a hacking attempt), the scammer will now convince you to transfer your money from your bank account to the bank’s account for “safe keeping”.

There is no such thing. Banks will NEVER ask you to transfer money out of your account. If they suspect fraud, they can simply disable your credit card, and deny payment to the merchant.

Scam #2 : Outstanding Credit Card Debt

In a different version of the first scam, the automated call system used a mobile number – +6012-22452090.

This time, the pre-recorded message will inform you that you owe RM XXXX on your CIMB Bank credit card.

Again, you will be offered the opportunity to speak with a CIMB Bank officer – the scammer – who will try to convince you to pay the money into a different account, or give him / her your login details.

A real bank officer will NEVER ask you to transfer money to a different bank account, or request for your login details. If you have outstanding credit card debt, the bank will just charge you interest on it.

Scam #3 : Online Purchase Warning

Happening concurrently with the scam calls is this CIMB Bank SMS scam campaign.

You may receive something like this, which looks like a genuine SMS from CIMB Bank informing you about a charge to your credit card.

 

Of course, the mobile number – +6013-688-1813 is a dead giveaway for those who are alert. But at a glance, it looks genuine enough.

If you call the scam number – 1800-81-9767, you will be connected to the scammer, who will then try to convince you to transfer money from your bank account to a CIMB Bank account for “safe keeping”.

Just like in the first scam example, no bank will ever ask you to transfer money out of your own bank account. Even if they suspect fraud, they can simply lock your account.

And again, if they suspect your credit card has been misused, they can simply disable your credit card, and deny payment to the merchant.

 

Warn Everyone About Bank Scams!

Such scams, whether they are from CIMB Bank or any other bank, has the potential to cost the victim A LOT OF MONEY.

So please warn your family and friends about these scams. Share this article as widely as possible.

And if you receive a similar call, please report it to Maybank, Bank Negara and the police.

Here are different bank scams that you may want to be alert about :

 

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Samsung Pay Now Supports Boost e-Wallet!

Samsung Malaysia just announced that Samsung Pay will now support Axiata Digital’s Boost e-wallet! Here are the details!

 

Samsung Pay Now Supports Boost e-Wallet!

As part of Samsung Pay’s third anniversary, Samsung Malaysia is partnering with Axiata Digital to add support for the Boost e-wallet to Samsung Pay.

With the Boost integration, Samsung Pay users will have an easier option to perform cashless payments with cash merchants and small business owners, even if they do not have a physical credit or debit card.

The Boost integration will be particularly useful for small businesses operating in night markets, food trucks and bazaars.

The Boost option will also be useful for students and younger users who do not have credit or debit cards. They can just use the Boost functionality for peer-to-peer money transfers.

In addition to online banking, the Boost e-wallet can be topped up using any Visa, Mastercard or AMEX credit or debit cards.

 

Samsung Pay + Boost : Additional Benefits

Both Samsung Pay and Boost each offer their own reward systems, so using the Boost QR payment within the Samsung Pay app will give you both Samsung Reward Points and Boost Coins.

 

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Here are the online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 +  Galaxy Z Flip smartphones, which support Samsung Pay.

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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GrabPay Scam : Don’t Link Your Debit Card / Bank Account!

Beware of a new GrabPay scam that can quickly suck your debit cards and bank account dry!

Don’t link your debit card or bank account with GrabPay, and SHARE this warning with your family and friends!

 

GrabPay Scam Alert : Don’t Link Your Bank Account!

On 16 May 2020, Muhammad Syahir recounted how he was cheated of almost RM 900 through a GrayPay scam. Here is a brief summary of what happened :

  • The scammer created a new Instagram account, pretending to be the victim’s friend.
  • He messaged the victim asking for his phone number.
  • After receiving the victim’s phone number, he messaged him through Instagram to tell him about the GrabPay 8th Anniversary Campaign.
  • The victim was asked to look out for a GrabPay code, which would reveal what he won.

  • After sending the GrabPay code (not a TAC code) to the scammer, the victim saw RM 425 being debited into his GrabPay account. Unbeknownst to him, that money was from his own bank account!
  • A few minutes later, the victim received a notification that the RM 425 was paid to UNIPIN (M) SDN. BHD.
  • The scammer messaged him again on Instagram, asking for a second code that was sent to the victim.
  • The victim then received another notification from GrabPay stating that another RM 425 was paid to UNIPIN (M) SDN. BHD.
  • After that, the scammer blocked the victim on Instagram. That was when the victim got suspicious.
  • When the victim checked his bank account, he discovered that he lost RM 896.30 to the scammer.
  • In total, the scammer made 5 withdrawals through GrabPay – four from his debit card, and one from his bank account.

Another person – Patrick Saw – also fell for the same GrabPay scam, losing RM 405.

 

GrabPay Scam Alert : GrabPay Flaws?

Muhammad Syahir highlighted what he felt were major flaws with GrabPay :

  1. GrabPay allows credit / debit card transactions without CVV verification or OTP from the bank.
  2. GrabPay will not notify you about any first-time login attempt of a different gadget in a different location.
  3. GrabPay does not require users to set-up a secured PIN for any big transactions – e.g. more than RM100.
  4. If your bank account is linked to your GrabPay e-wallet, there won’t be any SMS notification for bank transfers to your e-wallet.

According to his experience, the scammer only needed to use the Grab Activation Code to withdraw money from all bank accounts / debit cards linked to your GrabPay app.

 

GrabPay Scam Alert : How To Avoid It?

To avoid falling prey to such a scam, here is what you should do :

  • NEVER accept a friendship request from a new social media account, until you have verified with your friend (through a phone call or face-to-face) that he/she created that new account.
  • NEVER send any code you receive to anyone. Even if it is a friend, why does he/she need the code that was sent to YOU?
  • Businesses will never give away free money for anniversaries. Don’t fall for such an old trick!
  • NEVER link your debit card or bank account to an e-wallet. Only link a credit card, because they are insured and protected against fraud. If you get scammed, you can call the bank to ask for a refund.

 

GrabPay Scam Alert : Original Post + Police Report

Here was what Muhammad Syahir posted earlier, together with his police report :

SCAM ALERT VIA GRAB PAY!
It happened to me last night and I have lost almost RM1K in a few minutes via Grab Pay.

The incident happened when one of my close friends re-created a new Instagram account and requested to follow me. He messaged me and asked for my phone number via Instagram message. Without any doubt, I gave him my phone number, knowing that he probably has lost my phone number.

He posted a few photos to his newly-created Instagram account so it does not look like a phishing account.

After that, he sent another message to me about GrabPay 8th year special campaign. He was telling me that I will send a message with a code to your phone and please let me know the code and I will see what you have won.

Grab Activation Code was sent to my phone number. It was an activation code not TAC code. I gave the activation code to him without any doubt because I know that he is my friend. Also, I was thinking of this is just an activation code, it has nothing to do with my bank accounts.

The tricks started here. I saw RM425 was debited to my GrabPay account and I did not know that it was from my bank account which was linked to the GrabPay account. After a few minutes, I received a new notification from the GrabPay that RM425 was paid to UNIPIN (M) SDN BHD.

The scammer then messaged me again on Instagram. Another activation code was sent to your phone, please let me know the code. Then, I have received another notification from GrabPay that another RM425 was paid to UNIPIN (M) SDN BHD.

When I was about to reply him a message, he blocked me up. That was the time that I know something fishy has happened. When I checked my Maybank2u, I have lost a total amount of RM896.30 from my bank account. The scammer has cleared all the money in my bank account and left RM60 balance to my GrabPay.

The scammer did a total of 5 transactions as you can see from my GrabPay activity picture below. 4 transactions were made directly via debit card which is linked to my GrabPay account and 1 transaction was made via Maybank2u. The scammer even managed to access my Maybank2u account from the GrabPay account.

It happened to me in a blink of an eye where you were blinded by this scammer who cat fished your close friend to do this scam.

On top of that, let me highlight the flaws of the GrabPay app:

1) Grab allows credit/debit card transaction without the bank’s authorization OTP and also the CVV verification.
2) Grab does not notify the user via email for any first-time login attempts of different gadgets in different location.
3) Upon registering this app for the past few years, Grab did not put a clause for the users to mandatorily set up their secured pin for any big transactions that are more than RM100.
4) Your bank account that is linked to your GrabPay will not notify you via sms for any debit transaction from the bank to the GrabPay.

*The scammer just need the Grab Activation Code and he can take all the money from your linked bank accounts on the Grab app. Such a flaw app!

Please be aware of this scam and help me to share this news. I have also tag a person who has faced the same case last week. You may also check on his Facebook profile. Patrick Saw has lost RM405 from the scammer who has approached him the same way as mine.

 

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TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

If you missed your last chance to get a free TNG RFID tag, don’t worry. Shell and TNG are offering another chance to get a free TNG RFID tag!

Here are the details on HOW and WHERE you can get yourself a free TNG RFID tag from Shell!

 

TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

To promote TNG RFID tags before they start implementing RFID fuel payments, Shell and Touch ‘n Go will give away 10,000 free TNG RFID tags at select Shell stations!

To get a free TNG RFID tag, all you have to do is spend at least RM50 using your Touch ‘n Go eWallet at these Shell stations.

  • Shell Wangsa Maju 2
  • Shell Taman Connaught
  • Shell STN Minyak Kota Warisan 1
  • Shell PLUS Highway Jalan Duta Klang Bound (entrance of NKVE Jalan Duta)
  • Shell Desa Aman Puri
  • Shell Jalan Kuchai Lama 2
  • Shell Kota Damansara Seksyen 6
  • Shell Sri Hartamas
  • Shell Jalan Kepong 2 (Lot 4086 Jalan Kepong)
  • Shell Jalan Cheras KM 5.5 (PT 7430 HSD)

But please note again that they only have 10,000 free TNG RFID tags to give away, and this promotion will only last from 15 February to 31 March 2020.

So go get your free TNG RFID from those select Shell stations ASAP!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

It can be purchased from Touch ‘n Go fitment centres for RM 35, and comes with a one-time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period).

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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TNG + Shell Announce RFID Fuel Payment + Offers!

Touch ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia just announced that they will introduce RFID fuelling through the use of TNG RFID. They also announced two promotions to promote TNG RFID at Shell stations!

 

TNG + Shell Announce RFID Fuel Payment

Touch ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia will sign a memorandum of understanding to introduce and use TNG RFID for fuel payments at Shell stations nationwide.

The introduction of TNG RFID fuelling will add a new benefit for TNG RFID users that currently number over 1 million to date.

The TNG RFID tag has an embedded radio-frequency chip, and is installed on the windscreen or headlamp of the vehicle.

An overhead scanner at the fuelling bay will read the signal from the TNG RFID tag, and deduct the cost of the fuel from the user’s TNG eWallet.

 

TNG + Shell Announce RFID + eWallet Offers

To spur the use of TNG RFID, Touch ‘n Go and Shell also announced two offers :

  • 15 February to 31 March 2020 : They will give away 10,000 free TNG RFID tags at select Shell stations to car owners who spend at least RM 50 using their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
  • 17 February to 14 March 2020 : e-Tunai recipients will receive a cash back of RM 5 + RM 2 when they spend a minimum of RM 20 using their Touch ‘n Go eWallet at Shell stations nationwide.

Recommended : TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

It can be purchased from Touch ‘n Go fitment centres for RM 35, and comes with a one-time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period).

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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TNG RFID Tag : Last Places To Get It FREE!

If you haven’t received your FREE TNG RFID tags yet, you can still get them… but only in a few selected places!

So check out the list below, and hurry up! This is really your LAST CHANCE to get the TNG RFID tags for FREE!

Recommended : TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

 

TNG RFID Tag : Last Places To Get It FREE!

On top of shutting down their RFID Fitment booths and centres, Touch ‘n Go has also announced that they are “running out” of free RFID tags.

Probably anticipating a public lash back, they put up a list of places where they are still able to offer free TNG RFID tags.

Klang Valley Opening Hours
Dpulze Cyberjaya (DTOX)
(P1-17, Car Park Entrance)
10 AM to 7 PM
Petronas Lingkaran Karak 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas TTDI 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Batu 6, Jalan Ipoh 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Bukit Jelutong 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Precint 9D Putrajaya 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Bandar Puteri Puchong 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Taman Melati 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Taman Len Seng, KL 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas TPM 1 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Equine Park 1 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Jalan Semenyih 11 AM to 8 PM
Petronas Sg Besi – Puchong Bypass 11 AM to 8 PM
Shell Kota Warisan 1 11 AM to 8 PM
Johor Bahru Opening Hours
Giant Hypermarket Plentong
(Ground Floor, beside Darson Electronic Shop)
10 AM to 10 PM
Giant Hypermarket Tampoi
(in front of Customer Service)
10 AM to 10 PM

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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TNG RFID Fitment Centres To Close From 12-14 February!

Please be warned that Touch ‘n Go plan to shut down all TNG RFID Fitment Centres from 12-14 February 2020! Here is what we know so far…

 

Free RFID Tags @ TNG RFID Fitment Centres To End

During the 18-month pilot programme, Touch ‘n Go had been giving out free TNG RFID tags. That will end when they start charging RM35 for each TNG RFID Tag from 15 February 2020 onwards.

After that announcement, there was been a rush for the free TNG RFID tags, with reports of long queues, and mobile fitment booths running out of RFIG tags.

Recommended : TNG RFID Tags : How To Get One FREE @ Shell!

 

TNG RFID Fitment Centres To Close From 12-14 February!

It’s about to get even worse, because Touch ‘n Go apparently just issued a notice that they are shutting down their RFID Fitment Centres from 12-14 February 2020!

Now, you have to get your free TNG RFID tags today, or tomorrow, because all Touch ‘n Go RFID Fitment Centres will close from 12-14 February 2020. And as far as we know, this includes their mobile fitment booths as well.

Recommended : TNG RFID Tag : Last Places To Get It FREE!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

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DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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TNG RFID Tag To Cost RM35 From 15 Feb 2020 Onwards!

Touch ‘n Go will start charging RM 35 for their TNG RFID tags starting 15 February 2020. They also announced a RM 100,000 contest to promote TNG RFID! Here are the full details…

 

TNG RFID Tag To Cost RM35 From 15 Feb 2020 Onwards!

During the 18-month pilot programme, Touch ‘n Go has been giving out free TNG RFID tags. That will end when they start charging RM35 for each TNG RFID Tag from 15 February 2020 onwards.

If you want to get your free TNG RFID Tag, you can still do so until 14 February – yes, Valentine’s Day! We strongly recommend you get your free tag ASAP!

All TNG RFID tags are covered by a lifetime one-time replacement warranty, in case they are damaged or vandalised. You only need to purchase a separate RFID tag when you change your car.

In addition, if you add your existing Touch ‘n Go cards to your Touch ‘n Go eWallet to avoid them going dormant. And you will be able to receive your e-refunds on those cards.

Recommended : TNG RFID Tag : Last Places To Get It FREE!

 

TNG RFID Ultimate Toll Pass Contest

Touch ‘n Go also announced a two-month promotion to kickstart their nationwide rollout – the Ultimate RFID Toll Pass!

From 15 February until 15 April 2020, 40 lucky winners will walk away with an Ultimate RFID Toll Pass worth RM 2,500 each in their Touch ‘n Go eWallet!

All you have to do is simply install and register for both the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, and the TNG RFID Tag!

 

TNG RFID Tag : What Is It?

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag to pass through tolls.

The TNG RFID Tag is affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen or headlamp, and linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet account.

Whenever the vehicle approaches a toll, an overhead scanner its encrypted code and automatically deducts the fare, allowing the user to pass without stopping.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Which Highways Support It?

The TNG RFID Tag is currently enabled for all Class 1 vehicles at these highways :

  1. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  2. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
  3. Butterworth – Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  4. Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  5. Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  6. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  7. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
  8. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
  9. Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muádzam Shah (JKSB)
  10. Penang Bridge (JPP)
  11. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  12. Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK)
  13. Lebuhraya KL – Kuala Selangor (LATAR)
  14. Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  15. Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (LEKAS) (Ampangan Plaza only)
  16. Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (LINKEDUA)
  17. Lebuhraya Kemuning – Shah Alam (LKSA)
  18. Maju Expressway (MEX)
  19. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  20. Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS)
    – Toll Plaza Mambau
    – Toll Plaza Lukut
    – Toll Plaza Kempas
    – Toll Plaza Lima Kedai
    – Toll Plaza Perling
    – Toll Plaza Tanjung Kupang
    – Toll Plaza Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
    – Toll Plaza Jitra
  21. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
  22. SMART Highway (SMART)
  23. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT 

Touch ‘n Go also shared that the PLUS highways will fully implement their RFID system in April 2020.

 

TNG RFID Tag : Where To Get It?

There are about 80 mobile fitment booths nationwide, with three permanent fitment centres in the Klang Valley :

[adrotate group=”2″]

DUKE R&T Tol Segambut

Address : Plaza Tol Segambut, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (10 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Giant Hypermarket Kelana Jaya

Address : No 33, Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours : Mon to Sun (11 AM to 8 PM)
Location : Google Map | Waze

Touch ‘n Go Customer Experience Centre

Address : Tower 2A, Avenue 5, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours (Mon to Thu) : 9 AM to 1 PM, 2 PM to 5 PM
Opening Hours (Friday) : 9 AM to 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Location : Google Map | Waze

 

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Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

PETRONAS just announced that they are rolling out Setel across Malaysia! Now everyone can enjoy the convenience of using Setel to pay at the pump!

 

Setel What?

Setel is a free e-wallet app that was introduced in July 2018, as an e-payment solution for PETRONAS stations.

It lets you remotely pay in the car, refuel it at the pump, and go – without the need to go to the cash counter, or swiping a credit card.

 

Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

Initially rolled out only in the Klang Valley, Setel recorded over 3 million transactions as of January 2020.

Thanks to that early success, they decided to roll it out to over 700 PETRONAS stations all over Malaysia. So now, everyone can Setel!

In addition, the app now allows you to redeem Mesra points for fuel directly into the app, offering even more convenience!

 

What To Setel Next?

Setel Ventures CEO Iskandar Ezzahuddin also revealed what features they are planning to add in the near future :

  • Setel Connect : an automated car-to-pump pairing feature that would automatically connect the driver to the pump, allowing for one-touch payments.
  • Setel for Family : family profiles that allow users to pay for fuel and earn Mesra points as a family
  • Flash Sale : you will be able to purchase food, drinks, and more while refuelling, and pick up your purchases from the Setel Pit Stop on the way out.

 

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Razer Pay Review – Definitely Not Ready For Prime Time!

Razer Pay came out in full force at MyFintech Week 2019, but we were very disappointed with what we discovered when we tried it out for ourselves.

We found some truly mind-boggling issues and bizarre design choices in Razer Pay. We reached out to the Razer Pay team for their feedback, and hope they will fix these issues ASAP!

 

Razer Pay

From what we understand, the current Razer Pay app is a brand new app. No longer a reskinned version of MOLPay they bought over last year.

Yet it feels half-baked, even though it is chock-full of features. You can transfer money to your friends, perform mobile top-ups, and even purchase game credits or streaming services.

 

Why Razer Pay Is Still Not Ready For Prime Time

Installation was a breeze, but once we started the registration process, we noticed a few troubling things…

Issue #1 : No Confirmation Of Critical Information

Razer Pay will require you to key in three pieces of critical information :

  • a password to protect your app, and ensure that only you can access it and make changes
  • a passcode to authorise payments
  • your email address for verification and password recovery

A mistake in any of the above will result in a registration failure, or worse – getting locked out of your own Razer Pay account.

This is why most app designers will insist that you key in those information TWICE, so they can verify that you entered them correctly.

Unfortunately, the Razer Pay team chose to ignore industry best practices… so GG to those who are prone to typos…

Issue #2 : SMS OTP Failure

After you key in your phone number, Razer Pay will send a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) to your phone number.

However, the OTP SMS never arrived.

Fortunately, they did not forget to include a Resend code option, because everyone we knew who tried it over a few days received it only on the second try.

Corrected : After we pointed out to them, Razer Pay said they switched to a different OTP service provider.

These things happen, of course, but considering they were demonstrating and promoting the app and service at MyFintech Week 2019, they should have gone with a more reliable service provider.

Issue #3 : Your Registration Will Fail If You Use A Referral QR Code

Now this was really bizarre… Using a referral QR code will cause the account registration to fail.

It will just get stuck at “Creating your account…

In the end, you will have to kill the app, which means losing whatever you keyed in earlier.

But don’t waste your time trying again, because it will keep failing…

Corrected : After we pointed out to them, the Razer Pay team identified the problem and resolved it for Android users… but iOS users had to wait a few more days for the fix.

Issue #4 : They Use Your Phone Number As The Personal Invite Code!

Razer Pay offers you a pitiful RM 1 (US$0.24) for each person you refer. But to support your endeavour to earn a free cup of coffee, they offer you two options – a QR code and a manual code.

When you click to share the code manually, you will note that it lists your PHONE NUMBER as the Personal Code!

This would be a SERIOUS breach of privacy, if they are actually using your phone number as the referral code, even if it was hidden in a QR code.

After all, many people post their referral codes online, and do not expect to share their phone numbers, which are highly personal and private…

The Razer Pay team later clarified that when you click on the Share icon, the app will generate a QR code with an encrypted invitation code, like this :

https://api-my.pay.razer.com/v1/creatingInvitationLinks?inviteCode=edc34d7b95f740a7a213f04fd212eacc&country=Malaysia

Apparently, that encrypted invitation code is generated using your actual phone number… so someone on their team decided to put it there.

It’s mind-boggling why they decided to post your phone number under Share Your Invite Code, because it would only lead users to assume that their phone number is the actual referral code.

And even though it’s encrypted, anyone would be able to figure out your actual phone number if they have the encryption algorithm (through hacking or leaks). It would be better to create a separate account number, which offers an additional layer of obfuscation.

Not Corrected : Razer Pay said that they would remove the phone number as Personal Code, but as of today, it is still there.

Issue #5 : The Manual Referral Code Does Not Work

Razer Pay actually includes an option to key in a referral code manually. That implies two things :

  • the Personal Code (as shared in Issue #4) is the manual referral code
  • you can install Razer Pay and add your friend’s referral code after registration

However, neither are true… because even if you try to use the phone number, you will get the error code that “This code does not exist“.

If you extract the encrypted code (e.g. edc34d7b95f740a7a213f04fd212eacc) and key that in instead, you will get a different error code in broken English – “You register before accepting the invitation, you cannot accept the invitation

In other words, the manual referral code entry option is pointless, because there is no way to add any referral code after you register

According to Razer Pay, the problem may occur if the code is generated after the user registers his or her account.

However, we tried this with another account and it didn’t work. Oh well…

 

Razer Pay Still Has A LONG Way To Go

Now everyone and their grandfathers want to create their own e-wallet. It’s getting really absurd, because guess what – we all lived with a single wallet but now you want us to juggle multiple e-wallets???

Eventually, people will settle on one, maybe two e-wallets… and for those who are trying to become the e-wallet of choice, it pays to prepare well and execute flawlessly.

For now, Razer Pay still has a long way to go before we will even consider using it as a secondary e-wallet, never mind our primary e-wallet, or an actual replacement for our wallets.

If we have one piece of advice for them, it would be to actually test their app and services before deploying. Generally, users do not like to feel like beta testers, especially when it comes to finance…

Note : We have only commented so far on the registration and referral features. If we start talking about the other features… well, it’s gonna be a really long review!

 

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The Razer Pay QR Code Giveaway + Iriz Contest Revealed!

At the Malaysia Tech Week 2019, Razer Fintech announced the Razer Pay Iriz contest, as well as a QR code giveaway! We also snagged a SPECIAL Starbucks QR code just for you guys!

So don’t miss this opportunity to get some great freebies from Razer Pay, and the chance to win a Proton Iriz too!

 

The Razer Pay Iriz Contest

The Razer Pay Iriz Contest started on 1 June 2019, and ends on 30 June 2019, so you still have a chance!

All you have to do is just use Razer Pay for a chance to win a special Razer Edition 2019 Proton Iriz!

The Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Neo, even came to impart his signature on the Razer Edition 2019 Proton Iriz!

The Razer Pay Iriz contest was organised by Razer Fintech in collaboration with Proton, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, and MyFintech Week 2019.

 

Razer Pay QR Code Giveaway

In addition to the contest, Razer is also giving away these QR codes which you can redeem from now until 30 June 2019.

Officially, you have to go to the Razer Pay booth at Malaysia Tech Week 2019 to obtain these QR codes, but just for you guys, we prepared these QR codes so you can redeem them in the comfort of your home or office! 😀

If you wish to share these with your friends, please refer them to THIS ARTICLE instead. Thank you!

First, Create A Razer Pay Account

You need to first create a Razer Pay account. Use this link or this QR code to get started quickly :

After setting it up, use the Scan option to scan these QR codes!

RM 3 Off All Razer Pay Merchants!

  • Get RM 3 discount, with a minimum spend of RM 7
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

20% Off All Razer Pay Merchants! Updated!

  • Get 20% instant discount, up to RM 20
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

RM 3 Off 7-Eleven & 99 Speedmart

  • Get RM 3 discount, with no minimum spend
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

50% Off Starbucks & Tealive

  • Get 50% discount, up to RM 5
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

 

Special RM 20 Starbucks QR Code Giveaway

We also obtained a SPECIAL RM 20 Starbucks QR code giveaway.

If you wish to share this QR code with your friends, please refer them to THIS ARTICLE instead. Thank you!

  • Get RM 20 discount off your Starbucks Coffee purchase
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user (first come, first served!)

 

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