Uber rides can be pricey. Last year, four minor league baseball players took a $683 ride to meet up with their team. And, the cost of the longest Uber ride ever also wasn’t cheap.
There have also been many cases of pricey rides where the passenger was literally taken for a ride!
Recently, a passenger was “charged $250 for a 7 minute trip.”
What’s interesting about the story is that the man wasn’t even in the car while the cost of the ride kept increasing.
The man, Ian McHenry was traveling from London to Miami in early June. That evening be ordered an Uber ride to his hotel which should’ve cost $9.07. When he woke up the next morning, he got a big surprise… He was charged for his short seven- minute ride a very costly $252.05!
Here’s what happened.
After McHenry got out of the car, the driver then headed to Port St Licue which is 115 miles away. He then went back to the hotel, hours later and ended the trip associated with McHenry.
Uber would not refund the price at first “and only agreed after he sent the company data from the Google Timeline feature on his phone that showed that he’d been in the hotel during the duration of the car’s journey up and down the coast.”
McHenry believes he was targeted due to being a tourist and also feels that the driver “knew what he was doing.”
Uber is refusing to refund the $13 bank fee McHenry received due to the pricey ride over-drawing his debit account.
The driver has been suspended and is being investigated.
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