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Uber driver cheated by showing fake app, do not make such mistake while booking cab

Cab Booking Scam:  This is not the first case. Even before this, many such cases have come to light, where people use fake apps to extort more money from passengers. Therefore there is a need to be cautious of such scams. Today we will tell you some tips, by following which you can avoid this type of fraud. 
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 Uber driver cheated by showing fake app, do not make such mistake while booking cab

Agro Haryana, New Delhi Cab Booking Fraud:  A person from Delhi has recently posted about the fraud that happened to him on the social media platform Reddit.

According to the report of Money Control, this person was duped by the Uber driver by showing him a fake app. 

This scam is about drivers taking more money from passengers by increasing the fare through fake apps. 

The person had reached Delhi Airport with his father on March 24. He booked an Uber ride after seeing a fare of Rs 340 on the app. But, on reaching the destination, the driver demanded Rs 648. 

The driver made the excuse of increasing the fare due to increased waiting time. Due to it being late at night, the person gave the money without arguing. However, he cleverly took a photo of the driver's phone screen, which showed the payment information. 

Later, after looking carefully at the photo, he realized something was wrong. The person wrote in the post that he noticed that the driver's name was misspelled, and there were two Uber app icons present. 

Such a case has come up before too 

This is not the first case. Even before this, many such cases have come to light, where people use fake apps to extort more money from passengers. Therefore there is a need to be cautious of such scams. Today we will tell you some tips, by following which you can avoid this type of fraud. 

Keep these things in mind while booking a cab

Use the latest version of the app

Older versions of the app may have security vulnerabilities. Therefore, to avoid cab booking scams, it is most important that you use the latest version of the app. 

Estimate the fare before booking a ride

You can estimate the fare before booking a ride from the app. You can ask about the fare from someone who has traveled on that route. However, fares may vary. But, if there is a lot of difference in the fare or you feel that the fare is too high, then avoid travelling. 

Check the driver's name and photo carefully

It is very important to identify the driver before you start the ride. All apps send driver details to the passenger while booking the ride. 

This includes the driver's name, vehicle number and other details. Make sure to match them before starting the ride. Make sure that the driver's name and photo match the name and photo shown in the app.

Do not pay the driver in cash

After completing the ride, avoid paying cash to the driver. Instead you pay it online. Because with this you will have proof of payment. You can use it later if any problem arises. You also seek assistance from customer care.

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