Sting reveals limo drivers posing as Uber drivers to make quick cash

rtaatl

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Oh well, it's not like regular Uber drivers don't do cash trips or street hails themslelves. At least these guys have or had the credentials. This is the culture Uber started so why point fingers now.
 

BurgerTiime

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Oh well, it's not like regular Uber drivers don't do cash trips or street hails themslelves. At least these guys have or had the credentials. This is the culture Uber started so why point fingers now.
Yup! Drivers here in Minneaolis just hang around bars, hotels and popular spots and have the window down waiting for hails. UberX drivers do it more than sedan limos. Uber created more gypsy cars than ever before. There's zero enforcement here and it's a free-for-all!!!
http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/n...r-cabs-picking-street-fares-article-1.2591233
 

Another Uber Driver

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The headline is a bit misleading, as it states that the limousine drivers are "posing" as Uber drivers. The article states that seventy per-cent of the limousine drivers actually are Uber drivers; it is that they are trying to run trips off-application. Still, a figure of thirty per-cent that are not even Uber drivers is high and should be cause for concern.

It used to be that Enforcement here did nothing about unlicenced cab drivers and limousine drivers that took street hails. These days, they will jump a limousine or TNC car that does a street hail quick, fast and in a hurry. In the City and in Arlington (a Virginia suburb) the police will bother a TNC driver who is doing a pick-up, even if he is showing trade dress. That trip had better be on your Uberfone, or the police will impound your car.
 

rtaatl

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The realty is that limo drivers have been doing this for years. The bellhops usually get tipped out to offer rides to familiar drivers that post up outside their hotels. To get around regulation, all it takes is a text message...after all limo service is a predetermined ride at a flat rate agreed upon with both parties.
 

uberdriverfornow

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If the app was on then they were an Uber driver. The fact that they were "posing as Uber drivers" is completely irrelevant nor is it actually true since they really were Uber drivers.

Its like the author was trying to build a story about nothing.
 
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