Millions of Londoners risk not getting their money back if their Oyster card is lost or stolen, and all because they did not register it in their online account.
In just 8 weeks, the system of the public transport operator Transport for London registered 6.39 million unregistered Oyster cards. And if these cards were lost or stolen, their owners would not be able to transfer their balance to the new Oyster card, since they simply could not prove that they had such a card. Such a problem can only affect those who bought the card or replenishes it at the station, and not on the Internet, because to order a card on the Internet or to put money on it, you will have to register it.
For today, 70% of Oyster cards remain unregistered. Most of them were purchased in self-service vending machines.
Why should I register an Oyster card?
Because this will give you many advantages. For example:
If the card is stolen or lost, you can transfer money to a new card. Just need to inform TfL and the public transportation system operator will transfer money to the new Oyster card and will not allow someone to use your old card. In addition, if you have some kind of travel card with at least 5 days left, you can also transfer it to a new card. Follow the link if you lost a card or it is stolen.
If you are required to pay higher than you should, you can challenge TfL's claim and receive a refund.
You can set up automatic replenishment of the account on the Internet instead of waiting at the station.