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Hackers Are Using The Uber App to SCAM Drivers!

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SmittenKitten
2096 Rider
 Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

I don't get it either.

A new and insidious scam has popped up recently for drivers: scammers are using the Uber app and customer profiles pretending to be either “Uber Support” or “VIP Customer Support” in order to coerce drivers out of their login information. 

This is an effort to drain drivers’ bank accounts, and while scams like this have been out for a while, this one can be easier to fall for since it comes from within the Uber app itself.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hackers-using-uber-app-scam-drivers-rideshare-react-harry-campbell/

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    Kendrix
    60 Driver
     1 week ago

    Why do we need hackers? Doesn't Uber scam drivers already?

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    AKalligon
    52
     1 week ago

    There is nothing "hacking" about asking your driver for his log in information.

    I can't imagine this being a lucrative scam. Some dude is standing at a street corner, requesting rides, messaging the driver for login information, and canceling the ride?  Then the dude has to come up with a untraceable bank account, and re-create an Uber account all over again. 

    Doesn't seem like a scalable business.  Might as well send out 100,000 emails pretending to be a Nigerian prince.

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    AsStibelDude
    665 Driver
     1 week ago

    Wait, who is contacting the drivers? People pretending to be Uber users?  Like riders?

    That isn't hacking. That's just being an asshole rider.