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Former Uber driver claims passengers are being scammed

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by Uberx zoom, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)


    Uber drivers are using fake vomit in order to scam passengers to make more money, an insider has claimed.

    The Australian man, who spoke to News Corp on condition of anonymity, claimed drivers were boasting about the profits they were making from various scams on an online forum especially for Uber drivers.

    He claims the drivers are even trading tips and techniques on how they can better rip off passengers.

    The man told News Corp the most “common scam that is bragged about on forums like Uberpeople.net” is one which sees innocent passengers charged a $150 cleaning fee for a fake mess.

    “The cleaning fee is an easy one because all you need is a tin of soup and some cling film (so that you don’t actually ruin your car),” he said.

    But that’s not the only way drivers scam money through Uber.

    The former driver said it is Uber that is paying the price of scams rather than the passengers.

    “Uber wears the costs usually — as in the customer nine times out of 10 gets the money back if they complain enough, but the driver doesn’t lose the $150 — Uber just pays back the customer and goes on about its business,” he said.

    He suggested to passengers to photograph the interior of their Uber before getting out at their destination just in case they become the victim of a scam.

    According to News Corp, a number of Australian Uber drivers are bragging about cheating the system on the forum.

    One driver detailed how he mixed up instant porridge and took it to a car wrecking yard, where he would find cars of the same make and model as his own located away from the car yard’s office or CCTV.

    He claims he then breaks into the cars, spills the “fake spew” and photographs it to send in to Uber to score a cleaning fee.

    Another driver tells drunk or vulnerable passengers they need to pay the newly-introduced $1 taxi and ride-share tax in cash – the fee is automatically included in a passengers fare.

    Another scam is for drivers to fraudulently claim a no-show fee from the company.

    Nine.com.au has approached Uber for comment.

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    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
  2. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    Such disgusting practice makes good drivers look bad too. In fact, it's only because of good, honest drivers, Uber exists at all. It is a real shame that Uber don't properly acknowledge good drivers and reward them accordingly.
  3. HSnypeR

    HSnypeR Member

    That's disgusting.
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  4. L5S

    L5S New Member

    All wrong that news site have no right to look in uberpeople!!
  5. Bases Loaded

    Bases Loaded Member

    Uber doesn't have good drivers. We are all just cogs in the machine.

    They. Don't. Care.

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