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Naughty Riders. How creative they get to save a few bucks. New scam.

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EjiEzeEze
323 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Here's a new PASSENGER SCAM that I suspect is happening.

Imagine a rider who has a fairly large group and maybe some luggage.  They aren't sure they can fit into an UberX (or UberBlack).   They are too cheap to order the larger size, i.e. UberSUV.

So they would request an UberX, and when they are matched up with a UberX, they would cancel.  Then they try again...until they are matched up with someone with a larger car.

UBER!  You hide all kinds of pax information away from us.  Maybe you should hide our vehicle information from the passengers?

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    CWalcutt75
    252 Driver
     2 years ago

    are we on to something here?  Yeah, perhaps drivers' information should also be hidden from the passengers.  I can come up with a bunch of rider scams off of this.

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      DonutDrivers
      246 Driver Driver
       2 years ago

      Yes.  Why aren't there cosumer laws that provide driver identities?  Uber drivers are independent contractors and needs to be protected like any regular consumers.

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        LeeBron117
        67
         2 years ago

        Wait, hold on.  Those providing services should be identified, so there is accountability in place.  Imagine the safety aspect and the benefit of Uber.  Riders trust it because drivers are known and are real people.  Don't let it go back to dark ages where they were complete strangers.

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          DonutDrivers
          246 Driver Driver
           2 years ago

          I am not saying that we keep anonymous the whole time.  It's just when the request is out there.  Don't reveal driver identiy until we are matched up... wait.  no .  I guess it already does that..  Then until you get in the car...  or does that defeat the purpose?

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      EjiEzeEze
      OP 323 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      The drivers need to rise up!!

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    BGraft89
    614 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    I drive an XL.  I don't mind these passengers.  I just put in a request with Uber and they bump up the price. No problem.

    Oh, sorry. I guess it sucks for UberX drivers... I am so insensitive.

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    Bigfrank
    431 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Lets hope that while they are on the highway and the door flies open and somone becomes roadkill for a big rig. Hopefully that should the scummie scam passengers

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      SamLR
      21
       2 years ago

      You are the justice we need.  the dark knight with swinging doors.

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    Bigfrank
    431 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    For wasting my time I would get out of the car and discreetly spray my ASS LIQUID one one of them and then leave quickly

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    StuffinMuffin
    828 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Oh,yeah 100%.  I know this happens.  I have had users tell me, completely proud and clueless as to what they did is wrong.  The case I have seen isn't with luggage but more for large parties.  

    Weekends, after a bar close.  They have 5 people, and they know they won't fit in a sedan, UberX.  So they keep trying to get an SUV.

    What they don't know is that we can deny the ride or have Uber fix the price retroactively.

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      TrixiForkids
      70
       2 years ago

      wait, what? Uber will fix that?  like to UberXL pricing?