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

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

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

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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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