A Reddit user posted a thread yesterday on the forum warning oBike users to check their account.
Apparently, the Singapore bike-sharing company has been “secretly converting” the deposits in users’ idle accounts into its 1095-day Super VIP (SVIP) Membership subscription, which lets users get free unlimited rides daily across all oBike-operating countries.
This particular programme is “deposit-free”, but is priced the same as the deposit (both $49).
Angry oBike users have been complaining that this “upgrade” or forced purchase reeks of a scam, since they are now unable to refund their deposit.
ISN'T THIS A FRAUDULENT ACT?
According to oBike’s terms of service, a new clause has been added since 12 March 2018.
This clause states that the rider agrees to convert his/her deposit to oBike’s annual membership subscription.