This Uber-related scam might not be the kind of thing you want to read about over breakfast, but here’s a warning anyway: Watch out for vomit fraud.
First reported by the Miami Herald, this really unpleasant scam has prompted an outpouring on social media from Uber passengers around the country who say they also have been targeted.
What’s happening is that customers who have recently used Uber are receiving notice from the company about an “adjustment” in their bill. The extra charge, the company says, is to cover the cost of cleaning up the vehicle.
Unscrupulous drivers are apparently submitting photos of digestive contents spilled on their seat, and pinpointing customers who they say are responsible. The company is charging those customers anywhere from $80 to $150 to pay for the cleaning.