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New scam allows criminals and unlicensed drivers behind the rideshare wheel

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revoconto
 Posted 5 months ago

"NBC Bay Area went undercover and joined a network of messaging apps and chatrooms, where we found brokers hawking Uber and Lyft driver accounts. It costs between $100 and $200 a week to rent a black market account, and around $800 to buy one. Clients pay the brokers to set up the accounts, and the renters then link to their bank accounts. Any money they make driving is theirs to keep."

So basically, your Uber or Lyft driver could be a hard criminal and you have no way to verify before getting in their car. Uber and Lyft really need to figure this one out!!

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/multimedia/New-Scam-Puts-Unchecked-Rideshare-Drivers-Behind-the-Wheel--493520901.html

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    bBerman81
    237 Rider
     5 months ago

    $800 an account? That seems to expensive to just have a job.

    Starting an Uber career with 800 in the red?  Ouch.

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      RyanHamilton
       5 months ago

      Think about it for being an UBER driver is the perfect front for a drug dealer or aspiring terrorist. You can explain away why it is that you are just lingering about to the police by showing them you are waiting for fares on the app. You can cruise in and out of areas that are typically supposed to be secure such as known drug areas, airport and seaports. My thought is Uber or another TNC will be used in a terrorist type event. This will be the event that finally makes UBER play by the rules. Are so called leaders have ushered in this unsafe and unregulated sharing economy that pays less than minimum wage. 

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      h8terA
       5 months ago

      The downsides of being a criminal.

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    CurbDigger
    158
     5 months ago

    Guys, this can happen to anyone in any profession.  If you start doubting evey person who provides you service, say a pizza delivery boy or a mail carrier, you would be paralyzed.

    Nothing is 100% folks.  It's just a market trend to cast fear on everything Uber.  Can we stay real, please.

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      gerryFrank
       5 months ago

      Ya but these people legit have you in a locked car. I think that is very different from a mail carrier.

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    blackandyellow
    111
     5 months ago

    So is Uber even trying to crack down on this?!

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    misssarahg
    Rider
     5 months ago

    Welp, I guess I have to start asking to see my drivers licenses

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      RedANT
      804 Driver
       5 months ago  (edited 5 months ago)

      Guess again if you think I'm going to surrender personal information because you want a ride in my car. 

      Personal privacy and security goes both ways. 

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        CrazyCrayons
        129
         5 months ago

        One of the ideas that Uber sells is that it's no longer strangers driving you around, hence there is accountability.

        ...but yes, I say that but I get it.  I just read a story about how a passenger forgot his phone in a car and showed up in  middle of the night at the driver's house.  Super creepy.

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    drakespit
     5 months ago

    A black market for Uber and Lyft driver account huh, I guess there is a black market for most anything these days.

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    dianeJH
     5 months ago

    I had no idea this was a thing. This is terrifying. For $150 some criminal could get access to driving me all alone in a car. No thanks.

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      RatingLow
      Driver
       5 months ago  (edited 5 months ago)

       OK ignore my previous comment I clicked on the wrong link LOL. Yes identity theft should scare the hell out of everybody. There are something like 30 million illegal immigrants in this country and a lot of them are using purchased credentials. 

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        dianeJH
         5 months ago

        This always makes me wonder if my identity is being used out there...