Fake Uber Drivers Scammed Tourists at US Open: Report

by Sean Riley


NBCNY

Phony Uber drivers are picking up tourists outside the US Open in Queens and charging them illegally high fares, the New York Post reported

The drivers stand next to their cars and lure tourists with printed signs of the Uber logo, according to the report. They then offer a ride for more than double what it normally costs. 

  • After the report, an Uber spokesperson said the New York City Parks Department is to blame for the scammers.

The spokesperson said Uber was blocked from using a parking lot adjacent to Arthur Ashe Stadium, which would have stopped illegal drivers from luring tourists. [MORE]