Concerned Citizen Warns the Public of Alleged Fake Uber Driver

If you’ve been using Uber/ Grab for a while, you’re pretty much familiar with how the system works. However, if you’re fairly new, you might only know about it because of the various stories people share. And unfortunately, some drivers seem to be taking advantage of this.

Ish G. shares this story of an alleged “fake” uber driver who charges her almost double for her trip.

Fake Uber

“Hi guys I just want to report this incident that happened a while ago. Take note of this vehicle: white HYUNDAI ACCENT AAA 5106

Sumakay ako sa paglabas ng subdivision, Pasig area, sa usual spot na hintayan ng mga taxi. I’m on my way to work (BGC). Na-notice ko na may metro, pero wla siyang mga kung ano-anong nakasulat sa car doors like plate number etc. so mejo naging wary ako. Pagtingin ko sa metro nasa 131 na asa c5 pa lang, ilang minuto pa lang tumatakbo (medyo tinatago nya ung metro kaya tina-timingan ko pa na nakataas kamay niya para lang makita). Tinuturo ko na sa kanya yung daan para wag na ko idaan kung saan-saan. Pagdating sa BGC, 299 ang nasa metro! Max of 200 ang usual fare ko sa taxi. Sa Uber nman hanggang 181 kung walang surge. Ang bilis ng byahe kaya ang labo na umabot ako ng 299! Sinita ko si manong:

Me: Kuya bat ang taas ng metro mo?
Manong: Ma’am Uber po kasi ako.
Me: Ha? Edi sana binook kita!


Sabay abot ng resibo. (wala na siyang maisagot pero halatang kabado siya sa kasinungalingan nya)
Ang dami ko pang sinasabi pero nag-abot na din ako ng bayad. Nakakatakot baka hindi pa ko pababain. Kinuha ko ung plate number nung sasakyan. AAA 5106. Grabe lang na nagbigay pa siya ng resibo, iba naman nakalagay na plate number, TWX 900 ang nasa receipt. Check nyo na lang yung actual pic, may ANTONIO SUELA TRANS pa sa receipt mukang fake nman. Irereport ko din to sa Uber at LTFRB para aware sila na may ganto. Ni wala nga siyang gadget ng Uber sa sasakyan. At bat siya maniningil e hindi nman cash basis ang Uber. Meron pa siyang metrong pang-taxi, ewan ko kung may ganto na din ba ngayon sa Uber. Take note, private car ang itsura pero naghahanap ng pasahero sa lugar ng mga taxi.
Anyway, I just want to encourage everyone to report these kinds of incidents. Para din masolusyunan. Thank you and God bless!”

Rough English Translation

“Hi guys I just want to report this incident that happened a while ago. Take note of this vehicle: white HYUNDAI ACCENT AAA 5106

I got a ride after I got out of our subdivision. Pasig area, in the usual spot where I wait for cabs. I was on my way to work in BGC. I noticed that the private car had a meter running but nothing written on its doors like the plate number etc. so I felt a bit wary.When I look at the meter, my fare was already at P131 and we were only in c5, we had just been running for a few minutes. (the driver was somewhat hiding the meter so I only got a glimpse when he lifted his hand). I was directing him on which route to take so that he wouldn’t take me elsewhere. When we got to BGC, the meter read P299! My usual fare when riding a cab is only P200, and P181 when I take an Uber (with no surge). Our trip was quick (not much traffic) so I don’t understand how it went up to 299! I called the driver’s attention:

Me: Sir, why is my fare so high?
Manong: Ma’am, it’s because I’m from Uber.
Me: Ha? Then I should have booked you,


He then gave me the receipt. (He no longer said anything but it was obvious how nervous he was with his lies) I was still saying a lot of other things but I still decided to pay him because I was afraid he wouldn’t let me off. I got the plate number of his car. AAA 5106. He even gave me a receipt that had a different plate number on it. On the receipt, it says TWX 900. Check the actual photo,
it also states ANTONIO SUELA TRANS but I feel this is fake too. I will report this to Uber and LTFRB so they are aware. He didn’t even have an uber gadget in his car, and besides, why would he ask for cash when Uber isn’t even cash based. He even has a meter that’s for cabs. Take note, his car looks like a private car but he was looking for passengers in the area where taxis wait.
Anyway, I just want to encourage everyone to report these kinds of incidents so that we can find a solution. Thank you and God bless!”

We’re glad that Ish was able to get to her destination safely, but we also wonder what this driver was up to. It’s obvious that he was NOT from Uber, the mere fact that he waited in line at a taxi bay for a passenger. We sure hope the proper authorities are able to quickly put an end to this before anyone gets hurt.

Have you ever had a similar experience? Do share!






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