Opal is a well-known system that allows people to travel on the NSW train services with ease. The card can be easily topped up and acts like an EFTPOS way wave enabling users to tap on and off from their destinations. The rules and terms of using the card, however, are hidden away sometimes, and a lot of people don’t realise what they agree to when using the card.
One such person was none other than, Meow-Ludo Disco-Gamma Meow-Meow and before you ask yes, that is, in fact, his legal name. Meow had no idea of the terms of the card and accidentally broke them without thinking. How? Well, he decided to take out the NFC chip (that part that the system uses from the card that stores information) and implanted it in his body.
The court case has shown that consumers and business need to be more aware of the term when it comes to using things bought. Some companies even forget their terms of service and fall in a hole when confronting situations like this.