03 Jul '15, 1pm

Happy What The @Uber Friday! Check out this weeks WTU to find out how driver's are scamming the company.

Happy What The @Uber Friday! Check out this weeks WTU to find out how driver's are scamming the company.

The tables have turned for this week’s What The Uber. This time it is the Uber drivers (instead of the company itself) who are causing the mischief! A few news sources online are claiming that Uber drivers are tricking the company into paying for “fares” from fictional passengers through multiple cons involving hacked smartphones and scammers on private forums. According to the International Business Times , the first con works in the following way, “Drivers use one number to act as a rider, request a lift, then accept it from their driver account. Being a new customer, the modified phone’s number will be given some free Uber credit – but when passengers use free credit for a ride, the driver is still paid by Uber itself for completing the journey. Say the driver has a genuine fare waiting for him at the local airport, he could use this technique to get paid for the drive ...

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