How This Uber Passenger In Delhi Outsmarted A Fake Fare Scamster

A Delhi man highlighted an ongoing ‘fake screenshot’ scam plaguing cab customers by sharing his encounter on Reddit, where an Uber driver duped him.

What Happened: The ordeal began when he and his father booked a ride from Indira Gandhi International Airport to their home and found themselves charged nearly double the initially quoted fare upon arrival at their destination.

The driver, having initially shown them a fare of ₹340 through the Uber app, later demanded ₹648, justifying the hike with a dubious screenshot that displayed the inflated amount and cited waiting charges.

Sceptical yet reluctant to argue late at night, the passenger complied but not without snapping a photo of the driver’s phone displaying the alleged fare.

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A closer inspection of this photo later unveiled inconsistencies, such as a misspelt name and multiple Uber app icons visible on the screen, hinting at a spoofed app used to manipulate payment information.

The aftermath saw the passenger reach out to Uber customer care, only to learn the driver reported collecting a mere ₹127.48. Despite receiving a refund for this amount, the incident served as a stark warning to others about the deceit some face with cab services.

Echoing his cautionary tale, fellow Reddit users chimed in with similar experiences, shedding light on a scam that continues to snag unwary passengers, urging vigilance and adherence to payment through the app to avoid such frauds.

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