Dear A.S.S. Editor
It was only a matter of time before it happened. Apparently, police have confirmed reports of people being cheated into buying bogus packages passing off as private-car hire service promotional deals.
According to the police, the total amount scammed was at least $7,700.These victims had been introduced to Grab/Uber promotional packages, and were asked to contact seller via WhatsApp, where they were further instructed to transfer money to bank accounts.After payment made, seller will disappear, and victims were not able to redeem rides they thought they had purchased.
Scammers see an opportunity everywhere. Since Grab/Uber always have their promotional packages, this was just a marriage made in heaven. So, beware of such scams, and purchase the rides only from official sources.