By Felix Omondi
Admittedly, the relationship between Uber and Taxify (the organization) and their drivers is strained. Each side feels the other side is taking too much commission out of their work arrangement. We have seen this play out in public multiple times whenever drivers go on strike.
The main complaints put forth by drivers is that Uber or Taxify is taking too much commission, does not increase prices as quickly when the cost of operation for the drivers increases; like when fuel prices go up. Among other issues.
Well, it would appear some drivers have decided to go rogue and employed some innovation to see them take more cash home than the distance they drove. They achieve this by fraudulently billing their customers, something that is raising concerns on the ability of both companies (Uber and Taxify) to protect customers.
Tinkering Apps to increase Distance Travelled and Inflate Bill
These rogue drivers are using apps that manipulate the actual GPS location used by the Uber and Taxify apps to bill customers. These apps create parallel travel paths that are longer and ultimately lead to the commuters’ paying more for less distance.
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