SEATTLE – The native Better Business Bureau is warning of a brand new rip-off that targets victims at Sea-Tac Airport and other airports within the U.S.
According to the BBB, scammers are posing as drivers from Uber or other journey-share corporations that decide up clients at the airport.
In some instances, the scammers cost monumental charges far in extra of the right fare. In other instances, the scammers will place an unwary buyer’s bag within the automotive trunk after which merely drive off with it.
The rip-off can occur nearly anyplace that journey-share corporations function, however often it’s at the airport the place it is busy and straightforward for somebody to make a mistake.
Customers can shield themselves by being vigilant. The BBB recommends:
– Look at the journey-share app to ensure the make and mannequin match the automotive that arrives.
– Look at the license plate quantity and the image of the driving force
– Ask the driving force who they’re supposed to select up. If the driving force can’t provide your identify, simply depart.
– Report any scams to the BBB Scam Tracker.