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Customer trying to scam me

So I was driving on 11/2/19 in the Sorrento Valley area, when I got a ping to go to address of Mira Mesa Blvd just off the 805. Just after accepting the ride I got a text to “Call The Generator”. So because I was driving I waited till I got closer to the pickup point. Then I received another text “Please call The Generator, this is customer support.”. At this point I figured something was up so I checked to see if it was a Uber Access ride, and it was just a UberX. So once I got to the pickup point I called, the gut said because I had such a high rating I was eligible for a 200$ bonus. Nice right, but then he asked me for my cell phone number??? I told him for my safety I was not allowed to give out my number. So he said ok just cancel the trip. So I waited my time till I got my cancelation fee and canceled the ride. I called it in to uber so they can check it out. Just wanted to put this out so “The Generator” scams no one else.
 

Seth619navy

Well-Known Member
Can't the authorities track these phone numbers so that arrests can be made... or is absolutely nothing being done about this??
 

858

Member
My guess is it’s like front porch amazon thiefs - the authorities don’t give a shit.
 

Otaria

Member
It just happened to me a couple of hours ago , but you were more smart than me, I canceled the ride and I give home my phone number , and when I sent me the request for my password I realized the scam , Generetor with Asian Accent
 
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It just happened to me a couple of hours ago , but you were more smart than me, I canceled the ride and I give home my phone number , and when I sent me the request for my password I realized the scam , Generetor with Asian Accent
no my generator sounded american.
 

Rideshareguy123

Active Member
So I was driving on 11/2/19 in the Sorrento Valley area, when I got a ping to go to address of Mira Mesa Blvd just off the 805. Just after accepting the ride I got a text to “Call The Generator”. So because I was driving I waited till I got closer to the pickup point. Then I received another text “Please call The Generator, this is customer support.”. At this point I figured something was up so I checked to see if it was a Uber Access ride, and it was just a UberX. So once I got to the pickup point I called, the gut said because I had such a high rating I was eligible for a 200$ bonus. Nice right, but then he asked me for my cell phone number??? I told him for my safety I was not allowed to give out my number. So he said ok just cancel the trip. So I waited my time till I got my cancelation fee and canceled the ride. I called it in to uber so they can check it out. Just wanted to put this out so “The Generator” scams no one else.
I got the same scam a few months ago in point loma.....the rider by the name Generator called and asked for my info...i told him i knew about the scam and i had uber on the other line. He hung up immediately....he kept texting me to cancel. I did only after i got my cancellation fee..free money if u ask me
 

Buck-a-mile

Well-Known Member
Make scammers pay whenever possible.

I got a fake early morning call to a fake address out Wild Cat Canyon with no cell service until you get near Barona casino.

There was a $16 distance pickup fee and a $4 cxl fee.

I just parked on the pin for 5 min. Went to Barona for breakfast, caught a ride to SAN.

The scammer paid at least $21 bucks (of which I received $20) to get me in a place to get a $45 fare.

Sometimes things work out.
 
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