‘Temporarily restricted’: Uber scam targeting residents in Mississauga and Brampton

Published May 8, 2022 at 11:36 am

A currently circulating scam is trying to convince some residents that their account has been restricted on Uber, the major ridesharing app.

The scam comes in the form of a text message informing the recipient that Uber was unable to “verify the method of payment on file.”

It urges the recipient to follow a link in order to resolve the issue.

The text looks like this:

The provided link is illegitimate and does not lead to Uber’s actual website, signaling that this is a scam.

As with similar scam texts, residents are advised not to follow the link or reply to the message, as replying can signal to scammers that your number is active. Residents who want to verify their Uber information should do so in the app itself.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises residents to never share any personal or financial information with unverified people or groups.

That includes information such as your name, address, birth date, social insurance number, and credit card or banking information.

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