It’s With Great Displeasure That i write this article, But Uber Car Drivers out there be careful and be aware of con Artist targeting you.
A driver tells CBS 2 she was robbed of her earnings when she was tricked by a phishing scam.
The Uber car driver says earlier this month she received a series of calls from what appeared to be a legitimate representative from Uber Car.
“They started asking all sorts of direct, pointed questions to find out information about my Uber account,” the driver says.
The caller pressured her to share her Uber login credentials.
“They said if you don’t we are going to deactivate your account right now,” the driver says. “I’m thinking, ‘Oh, come on. I just made a bundle of money today, and I haven’t cashed out.’”
The driver was locked out of her account, and her earnings for that day were stolen.
Uber emailed her and said she had been the victim of a “third party phishing attack.”
“The most intelligent people sometimes do the dumbest things on earth, and I guess this was my dumb thing for the year,” she says.
Uber Car says they are always tracking new scams in an effort to fight back against phishing attacks like this one. This same scam is going on in a number of cities across the U.S.
The driver you heard from was reimbursed by Uber Car, The company reminds its drivers to never give out their personal information over the phone.