Do they think we are ATMS's???

HiDuuken

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Had a couple of pax's request that I give them cash in exchange for a tip on the app (this may have been discussed already). The second suggested I stop at CVS to get cash back so that we could make the transaction happen! He was like: "So you aren't going to make the stop at CVS right there?"

How stupid do they think we are??? Is th expectation that we carry cash so that we can be robbed???
 

joebo1963

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Had a couple of pax's request that I give them cash in exchange for a tip on the app (this may have been discussed already). The second suggested I stop at CVS to get cash back so that we could make the transaction happen! He was like: "So you aren't going to make the stop at CVS right there?"

How stupid do they think we are??? Is th expectation that we carry cash so that we can be robbed???
I've had that request before and was one starred but no way I give cash
 

BuberDriver

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prob credit card scammers paying on someone else card and trying to get cash. tell them there's a conversion fee of 50%, they tip you $100 and you give them $50 cash
 

JimKE

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prob credit card scammers paying on someone else card and trying to get cash.
This ^^^^^

And the downside of that is I've seen some posts indicating Uber or Lyft reversed the driver's pay...as if credit card fraud is OUR fault!
 

rman954

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This ^^^^^

And the downside of that is I've seen some posts indicating Uber or Lyft reversed the driver's pay...as if credit card fraud is OUR fault!

Yep. Despite it saying in our contract that we're protected from fraud. Not to mention the fact what the rider pays and what the driver is paid is irrelevant.
 

SubaruLegacy

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I've never have that happened, but I'd 100% assume it's fraud. On the other hand, if a pax asks to stop at an atm, especially a tourist, quickly gps-ing them to their bank of choice and waiting has almost always worked in my favor. They usually give you a cash tip, and they are happy they didn't get stuck with like $5+ in atm fees.
 

FLKeys

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Around my neck of the woods they use a slightly different approach. Accept ride and head to pick-up. Get to the pick-up point and get a text saying please start trip, I'm at the destination can yo please grab me XYZ from the store and I'll tip you triple the cost in the app. Yeah right, I was born yesterday. They pretty much cancel right away to avoid the cancel fee. So now I text them back, sure no problem and start asking detailed questions about exactly what they want. When they say for the second time go ahead and start the trip so I also get paid I tell them I did but the phone signal is weak here so it may take a minute to show them. Then ask another question about what they want. As soon as the timer pops I cancel for the fee and move on.
 

joebo1963

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I had a new twist to this yesterday. Dude offers $25 in app tip for $20 cash. I declined he was just too weird Yeah I could of waited till it showed up in app but who knows what story he could tell Lyft and dispute it. Just not worth it
 
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