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Melbourne’s ticket inspectors have come into question again after they allegedly demanded a woman to show her banking details to prove her identity.
Rob Corr had told the ABC, that when he was talking a tram home on Sunday afternoon, he overheard a Public Transport Victoria ticket inspector ask an overseas student to log into the banking app on her mobile phone.
"I heard him say, 'who do you bank with?'" Mr Corr told ABC Radio.
"I said to her, 'you don't have to tell him who you bank with'. He got a bit pushy with me and said he wasn't going to continue until I moved away.
"I just couldn't understand why her bank details were being asked for."
Mr Corr said he and his wife were asked to move away, but they remained where they were to ensure the woman’s bank details were accessed correctly.
"He [the inspector] had her phone for some reason and was scrolling through it, and he found her banking app and told her to log in and put in her password," he said.
"I really couldn't understand why they were doing that.
"Then I asked, 'why are you logging into her banking app', and told her that she didn't have to do that. He said he was just trying to confirm her name and address."
The incident happened one stop outside the CBD’s free tram zone, and the woman did not have a valid ticket.
A PTV spokesman said the matter would be investigated.
"We're sorry to hear about this passenger's experience, and the incident is being investigated," the spokesman said.