By: Jon Corrigan
Uber drivers in China have started using a “vampire” scam to scare passengers out of rides and money.
Using creepy and distorted profile pictures, the drivers accept rides from unassuming Uber users then either won’t show up – forcing people to cancel – or hope the riders get spooked and elect not to get in their car.
Either way, the end result is a cancellation fee that is charged to the rider.
According to Chinese media, Uber is aware of the issue and is currently evaluating user reports.