Ride Uber or Lyft? You need to know how to protect yourself against this rideshare scam

August 16th, 2018
Ride Uber or Lyft? You need to know how to protect yourself against this rideshare scam
If you’ve ever ridden with an Uber or Lyft driver, you know that they have a great responsibility to ensure a safe and efficient ride. But to stay profitable on the road, new reports indicate that some of them are going to some extreme and gross lengths to pad their bottom lines — namely “vomit fraud.” That’s the term being used to describe a phenomenon in which rideshare drivers report fictitious incidents of drunken passengers throwing up in their vehicles, causing damage — at as much as a $200 a pop. Services like Uber and Lyft have terms of service which are in place to protect the driver’s property in such cases. ‘Vomit fraud’: Scam has some rideshare drivers falsifying damage claims These companies already have your credit card information, and the fine print allows them to bill you for cleaning should it be necessary. The issue most recently came ... read more
Source: Clark Howard TravelPublished on 2018-08-15By Craig Johnson

 

 

 

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