So this happened around 515 AM on Friday. I was at Holiday in Edina and about to grab some food and head home. I turned on passenher app and noticed every area was surging (particularly DT). I turned on driver app and was IMMEDIATELY pinged...2 minutes away. I accepted without thinking (although 2x downtown I knew it was 1.5 where I was) and proceeded to drive 1/4 mile to pax house. I noticed that it didn't have the 1.5x next to his name...WTF?? How did he get around this...while waiting a bit I opened up pax app and noticed it was now 2.1x where I was...**** what I do...now it goes up to 2.8...I say **** it and cancel ride and take off...got pinged immediately picked up pax a mile away and got a 2.8 ride to airport for 54 bucks...the best part is I got paid the 5 bucks...didnt realize I'd been there 5 minutes. Now here is the question...how did the original pax get around the surge? I have never taken an uber as passenger so I don't know the tricks...is it possible that he requested a ride when it wasn't surging and it took 15 minutes for someone (me) to accept? Or is there a scam involved?