Yet another ofo bike being abused -- with lock and number plate removed

Submitted by Stomper OfoRider

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Stomper OfoRider alerted Stomp to another case of an ofo bike being abused by members of the public. 

The Stomper had just bought dinner along North Bridge Road yesterday night (Apr 6) when he saw an ofo bike and decided to ride it home. 

However, as he was walking towards the bike to look for the bike number -- riders are required to input the bike number on the ofo app to retrieve the lock code to unlock the bike -- he realised that the lock and the bike number plate had been removed. 

After riding the bicycle home, he left it at the void deck and immediately informed ofo on Facebook message of the tampered bicycle. 

Said the Stomper:

“It saddens me that people are abusing such public sharing services, especially when ofo is currently providing it for free.

Ofo is one of three companies offering bicycle sharing services for the public.

All rides are currently free as part of a trial period, and ofo's policy states that bikes can literally be returned anywhere, provided that it does not obstruct pathways and remains visible. 

This is not the first case of ofo bicycles being abused. Check out the other cases that Stomp has been alerted to.