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Old 3rd March 2015, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Driver who allegedly charged passenger $97 for ride not one of ours, says taxi app Uber



INGAPORE - Ride-booking service Uber said on Monday that the driver involved in an alleged case of overcharging - which is going viral online - is not one of theirs.

This is in response to a Facebook account by a passenger, who said he was offered a ride in a private Honda car and ended up paying $97 for a trip from Beach Road to Yio Chu Kang.

Uber said that the car, with a licence plate SJT 1444Y, was not REGISTERED with the company, and it has filed a police report over the incident.

Mr Joverst Lee, 22, who made the Facebook post, told The Straits Times that he was waiting for a taxi along Beach Road on Sunday afternoon, when he was approached by a driver who claimed to be from Uber.

Mr Lee, who was with his wife, 21, and his daughter, 3, and one-month-old son, said he was told there would be a flat rate of $3.90 along with a $0.70 charge for every kilometre.

However, Mr Lee said he was in for a rude shock when during the journey, he noticed that the fare - which was being displayed on a phone app - had amounted to $50.

Mr Lee said they were on the Central Expressway then, and he told the driver to drop them off at the nearest exit, which was at Yio Chu Kang, instead of going directly to his home in Woodlands.

The final bill amounted to $97, with the driver changing his tune to say that the charge was $8 per kilometre instead.

Mr Lee, who works in the construction industry, said he was concerned with the safety of his family then. "I didn't want to do anything harsh, I paid him the MONEY and just go," he added.

Mr Lee's story has gone viral on Facebook, being SHARED more than 9,600 times as of 11pm on Monday, with over 1,700 likes.

An Uber spokesman said this is the first case of its kind here, and that all of its rides are booked through the Uber app and the company does not allow street hails.

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sin...xi#xtor=CS1-10

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Scammer of car SJT 1444 Y disguising as Uber driver charges passengers $8/km

Scammer disguising as Uber driver charges passengers $8/km



Will this give taxi-operators ammunition against taxi-booking apps?

Jonathan Lim
March 2, 2015


Facebook user Amo Jov shared his experience of possibly being cheated of $97 when he was trying to get a taxi ride from Beach Road to Woodlands yesterday.

Jov said that when he was trying to hail a taxi along Beach Road, a silver Honda pulled up and the driver told him that he was a private taxi driver and that he was from Uber, a popular taxi-booking app. Jov got into the car subsequently.

Jov noticed something amiss when the metered fare jumped to over $50 in less than 30 minutes. Jov claimed that when he boarded the taxi, the driver told him that the charges were “$3.90 upon boarding & $0.70 per km” but the driver subsequently said that he had told Jov that he charged $8 per kilometre.

Not wanting any trouble, especially since Jov was with his wife and children, he paid $97 and alighted halfway.

Jov’s Facebook post drew many comments from other users with some claiming that they too boarded the taxi and had to pay exorbitant amounts:







Private taxis in Singapore are only allowed to pick passengers up who have a prior booking, that is to say they are not allowed to pick up passengers flagging for taxis.

Passengers booking a taxi thru Uber also need not pay in cash, but with their credit cards instead.

http://mothership.sg/2015/03/scammer-disguising-as-uber-driver-charges-passengers-8km/


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Uber issues alert against overcharging driver

In the alert, Uber said the car with licence plate SJT 1444 Y was not registered on its platform and urged anyone in contact with the vehicle to contact the company and the police.*

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Published: 11:43 PM, March 2, 2015


http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...harging-driver

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Private car owners offering taxi services could face punishment: LTA

Following an advisory from taxi-booking app firm Uber of a private car driver offering taxi services under its brand, the Land Transport Agency says those who do could be in contravention of two laws and may face fines, jail time, or forfeit their cars.

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URL: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...s/1690690.html

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Re: Scammer of car SJT 1444 Y disguising as Uber driver charges passengers $8/km

The passenger also stupid...

Fake taxi he also want to board...

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Re: Driver who allegedly charged passenger $97 for ride not one of ours, says taxi app Uber

Well, if I were to pay $8/km, i would try to sit Rolls Royce where got time to sit Honda hahaha


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Uber issues alert against overcharging driver

In the alert, Uber said the car with licence plate SJT 1444 Y was not registered on its platform and urged anyone in contact with the vehicle to contact the company and the police.*

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Published: 11:43 PM, March 2, 2015


http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...harging-driver
Wait, so if the car was not registered under Uber platform, how on earth did the passengers find the car in the first place? I sense certain pushing of the blame and bullshit here

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