Ride-hailing scam targeted customers in the South Loop

SHARE Ride-hailing scam targeted customers in the South Loop
zzline5.jpg

Two customers of ride-hailing services fell victim to a scam and had their money stolen in separate incidents within the last month in the South Loop.

Each time, the driver of the ride-hailing service picked up the customer in the same type of vehicle the customer had requested through their cellphone app, such as Uber or Lyft, according to a police community alert.

The driver took the customer to their destination,but then said the transaction did not process and told the customer to manually enter their debit or credit card information, police said. The driver then asked for the customer’s PIN.

Immediately after the trip, the driver headed to an ATM or currency exchange and withdrew cash, police said.

The most recent scam happened about 2:10 a.m. Oct. 18 in the 800 block of South Wabash, while the other incident occurred at 11:22 p.m. Sept. 29 in the 2000 block of South Michigan, police said.

The Latest
He’s confident the rehab start he will make with Triple-A Iowa on Sunday will be the only one he needs before returning.
The Bulls accomplished most of their major offseason goals the last month, and while that should be a good thing it might not be enough. The Eastern Conference is only improving both ahead and behind the Bulls.
Dylan Cease was named American League Pitcher of the Month for June on Saturday. He allowed one run in five innings, helping the Sox to an important 5-3 win.
A petition organized the Coalition For A Better Chinese American Community and Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) will ask the city next week to revoke licenses for No. 18 Karaoke Bar.
Griner is 135 days into her detainment in Russia and one day into her trial on drug charges, which are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.