A Facebook post of a fake "Uber" driver roaming the streets of Singapore and charging exorbitant prices has prompted Uber Singapore to issue an alert on this "Uber" driver.
A Amo Jov posted on Facebook that he hailed a taxi on Beach Road and a car with license plate SJT 1444Y approached him and shared that he was part of Uber.
.. He then explain his from uber company & told us to search the net if we dont believe after that he then told us the meter fare was $3.90 upon boarding & $0.70 per km....
... In less than 30 mins of ride, i saw his meter shoot up to $50++. We were already on the highway. So i told him to alight us nearby where he can stop. Instead he stopped at some ulu destination around yio chu kang & told us to paid $97. Its less than 3 mins, the meter fare increase $40++. When i asked him why is the fare so expensive, he claimed that he did inform us that it $8/km. Who on earth will be so stupid, to allow someone to charge at $8/km. I didnt want to put my wife & kids in any danger as i'm afraid if i confront him longer & not pay him, he might do anything to harm them, i had no choice but to pay him the $97. ...
Uber Singapore has emailed its members to be cautious of this driver and took this opportunity to emphasis the importance of safety for both passenger and drivers.
Wrote Uber Singapore,