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Lots of Driver Scams - Watch out, passengers!

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ippei
1201 Driver Rider Guru
 Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

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A big list of scams by the drivers...though some of these are weird though.  

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/how-to-avoid-scams-uber-lyft-taxis-travel

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    FlutterShy
    310 Rider
     1 year ago

    PHANTOM MESS?  Put a fake barf on the seat, take a pic, and collect that cleaning fees?  That's pretty evil.  I mean...what a messy fight.  It must be a mud slinging match every time.  every passenger would dispute this.  These are drivers are banking on it being his word against mine, but...dude.  This is just a way to get yourself banned from Uber pretty fast.

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    momof4
    7973 Rider Driver
     7 months ago

    If riders would read Ubers guidelines and help section maybe they would know what to do and what is covered in the fare. As a new rider they should take the responsibilty of knowing what to expect and how service works. Then maybe they wouldnt get ripped off or scammed. You are getting into a car with a stranger and using a service, know what to expect. Its like people who purchase something have no idea how to use it, how to build it or whatever but wont read the directions. They download the Uber app and request a car but they dont read anything else like reading info in the app. If they get ripped off its mostly because they didnt look into. They didnt look any further than the screen to request a car. Unfortunately you are going to get ripped off when you know nothing about the service. The toll scam,  you know its a cashless transaction. SMH. If you you are that stupid not to check into something you are using for 1st time dont cry when something goes wrong. I love how all...

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    If riders would read Ubers guidelines and help section maybe they would know what to do and what is covered in the fare. As a new rider they should take the responsibilty of knowing what to expect and how service works. Then maybe they wouldnt get ripped off or scammed. You are getting into a car with a stranger and using a service, know what to expect. Its like people who purchase something have no idea how to use it, how to build it or whatever but wont read the directions. They download the Uber app and request a car but they dont read anything else like reading info in the app. If they get ripped off its mostly because they didnt look into. They didnt look any further than the screen to request a car. Unfortunately you are going to get ripped off when you know nothing about the service. The toll scam,  you know its a cashless transaction. SMH. If you you are that stupid not to check into something you are using for 1st time dont cry when something goes wrong. I love how all these articles about what drivers do wrong, how drivers scam riders, how awful drivers are. Yes, there are some evil mean drivers out there that dont care and are dishonest. Will lie and try to scam extra money but not all are like that. I could write a long list of things passengers do to get their fare refunded, get driver in trouble or deactivated, and many other things they do that are dishonest. The crap some of these passengers pull are rediculous. One of my favorites that happens all the time is "my friend just lives a few blocks can you drop them off or its on the way"? Happens to me every weekend on bar pick ups. There are many more things and when I first started driving I got caught up in a few of their lies. Some were my own fault  as I didnt go on rider app to check out it worked. Lessons learned.

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    CrazyCrayons
    145
     1 year ago

    This cannot be true either.  

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      mboscorelli
      253 Rider
       1 year ago

      There is a variation of this.  After 5 minutes, the driver can cancel and mark it as "no show", and drive off with arms raised in a V.

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      silicon66666
      3
       1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

      Hate to break it to you but that happened to me this afternoon on Lyft. He sat around just 1 minute away and not moving. Wouldn’t answer his phone after calling him THREE TIMES and drove away entirely after I waited literally 10 minutes for him to do something. I already know about the cancellation fee and REFUSED to cancel (my wife works for Lyft). Idiot went up and nearly crossed state lines while still waiting for me to cancel. Finally he cancelled on his end after 25 minutes (no joke. I had to use a friends phone to order a separate Lyft. Kept my phone on the whole time - I ended up just chilling out in my bedroom before he finally gave up). It switched my driver and I was then allowed to cancel with the fee being waived. Immediately got a hold of driver support and also emailed/corresponded with customer service.

      EDIT : Thank god their license plate number shows up. Not everyone would think to save that.

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        CurbDigger
        159
         1 year ago

        Nah, the worst is when the driver drives to your location, but hides around the corner, waits like 5 minutes, and then cancels claiming a NO-SHOW.  Then you get charged like $5 or whatever as a (rider) cancellation fee.  

        This no-show cancellation happened to me twice.  One may have been an innocent mistake as I live in an apartment complex with multiple buildings.  The guy was answering my texts too.  I think he just gave up on me.  The other time?  not a peep from my driver.  I never cancelled but he did, and I got dinged with a cancellation.  Whaa.....

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        MaisieCy89
        83 Driver
         7 months ago

        Happened to me.

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    DonutDrivers
    239 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    Yeah, what kind of a crap list is this?  Most don't eveb make sense.

    - The first one.  Uber drivers asking for bridge fees in cash?  Nuh-uh.  There's no way anyone would fall for that.

    - Driver doesn't end the trip, and hence run up the meter?  Nah.  The GPS takes care of that.  It's pretty easy to dispute and the drivers won't

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      StuffinMuffin
      828 Driver Rider
       1 year ago

      Yeah, total crap.

      • Forceful upgrade to a bigger car is a thing?  Is it when the rider orders a car and when an SUV shows up, they change the number of people hopping on?  I am an UberXL driver and I don't think I knew this.  Or is this inaccurate?
      • "The Re-request"?  The driver tells the rider to cancel and dispath, while waiting for a surge.  No frickin' way.  How would the driver even know it'l be surge in two minutes.  How would he know they will be matched up again?
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    Bigfrank
    420 Driver Driver Rider
     9 months ago

    Scamming although unethical would be almost unheard of if these deplorable app companies didn't scam  their drivers by lowering rates and not adding a auto tip . Secondly  many passengers would trade their mother for a chocolate bar if  it was in their favor to do so . The subject matter is pointless because you can hop in a metered taxi or on mass transit because the getting over days is coming to a end especially in NYC.

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    Bigfrank
    420 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    The scams started with uber then downstreamed to tightwad passengers then app drivers returned it back upstream.

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      ShellyGarant
      1
       7 months ago

      Whats wrong with that? If that driver got the ping for a ride he or she is still the closest driver. Pants on or off it takes 5 seconds to put them on. Better that make the streets busier and waste gas. Right?

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        MickDorsey
        95 Driver
         7 months ago

        Which comment are you responding to?  Are you referring to how some drivers wait for a ping while sitting in their homes?

        That’s too funny. I’m sure many do it. Say in suburbs. 

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          momof4
          7973 Rider Driver
           7 months ago

          I usually sit at a gas station 2 blocks from my house waiting for rides when I start my shift. My house is 2 blocks from the gas station. Why would it matter if I sit at the gas station or sit at my house? It takes me 30 secs to go out start my car and head to pick up. If I am in my house or at the gas station its taking me same time to get there.   I am not getting paid til rider is in my car and start the trip. Why should Uber or rider dictate or care where I wait? Not costing them anything. Also no rules on Uber where you can and cant sit while waiting for rides. Before a driver accepts a trip they are on their own time. 

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          LG-PA
          809 Driver
           7 months ago

          I often have both apps on and am doing things around the home (live in suburbs), Of course I know that if a ping comes in I am to leave home within 2 minutes and head over

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    ScottCarroll
     4 months ago

    LYFT AND UBER DRIVERS ARE HANGING OUT AT AIRPORTS AND CHERRY PICKING RIDES WHICH WASTES RIDERS TIMES ! The Driver shows up and finds out where you need to go and it is too far they cancel it and you have to try and find another. LYFT AND UBER IS A SCAM !!!

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    284 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    This isn't realy a scam, but I know a few suburbian drivers who has the Uber app on while inside the house.  Only when there is a request, they put their pants on, jump in the car, and go grab that request.  

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      mboscorelli
      253 Rider
       1 year ago

      what was he doing without pants

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        DriveMeToTheMoon
        284 Driver Driver
         1 year ago

        You keep your pants on while at home?

        Don't you know the saying, "Home is where pants aren't."