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Uber fights off scammers every day. Here's how it learned the tricks

Discussion in 'News' started by durwardfarquhar, Jun 14, 2018 at 1:36 PM.

  1. durwardfarquhar

    durwardfarquhar Member

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    From CNET, June 14th, 2018:

    Uber fights off scammers every day. Here's how it learned the tricks

    For a while, scammers have been getting away with fake rides on Uber, lining their own pockets with money from stolen credit cards, the company said.
    ...

    Uber has been using machine-learning tools to keep pace with the crooks, relying on data coming in from millions of people using the app every day. Ting Chen, Uber's data science manager, said it has more than 600 different signals as red flags warning it of new scams.
    See link to complete article above. Also, there is a video on how Uber detects GPS spoofing:

    I suspect this is old news, and Uber has moved on (as have the fraudsters) to new techniques ... I wouldn't expect Uber to reveal their bleeding-edge scam abatement tech. Still, it's an interesting read IMO.
     
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  2. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

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    It does explain why someone gets deactivated without warning, because they fall into one of these behavioral models so they get flagged as a scammer.
     
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  3. MoreTips

    MoreTips Well-Known Member

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  4. Kobayashi Maru

    Kobayashi Maru Member

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    High turnover of non employees low skill low wage drivers is what uber wants
    1000 drivers leave, 10,000 sign on
    10,000 driver leave, 100,000 drivers sign on

    Uber has a never ending supply of unemployable misfits willing to borrow $$$ against their only asset until they realize they’re suckers or become homeless.

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    Problem is those misfits are drunk, carrying guns & killing ubers clients
    Hence ONE of the reason uber, the passengers, governments and insurance companies
    are strong advocates of autonomous vehicles
     
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  5. rex jones

    rex jones Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I am sure all of this guys issues are Ubers fault.
     
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  6. Trump Economics

    Trump Economics Well-Known Member

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    Uber chases it’s own tail — news at 11.
     
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  7. Kobayashi Maru

    Kobayashi Maru Member

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    Is it not tradition that the typical uber driver blames uber and its client passengers for all their problems? It’s a consistent trend throughout the entire uber people site, in every corner in every discussion in every state, city and country.

    Uber driver never take responsibility for their decisions in life.
    They feel they are constant victims
     
  8. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Yawnnnnnn

    Uber is probably doing the scamming
     
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  9. MoreTips

    MoreTips Well-Known Member

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    Kobayashi MaruKobayashi Maru , Travis Kalanicks Far East alter ego.
     
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  10. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow Well-Known Member

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    Did they inquire within ?
     
  11. Kobayashi Maru

    Kobayashi Maru Member

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    Wish I had his personal worth of $6 billion
     
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  12. Mista T

    Mista T Well-Known Member

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    Uber won't disclose the scams they are concerned with. Just the problems they solved years ago, lol.
     
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  13. Jo3030

    Jo3030 Moderator Moderator

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    Takes one to know one.
     
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  14. Kobayashi Maru

    Kobayashi Maru Member

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    SOP for a corporation NOT to comment on current ongoing investigations.
    Commenting on an active investigation would aid & abet those, or the entity, being scrutinized.
     

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