Uber drivers hike up prices to cheat customers

A man holds a smartphone displaying the Uber app as taxis line up on Fleet Street during a protest by the United Cabbies Group (UCG), which represents more than 1,400 London black cab drivers, over the regulation of private hire cars.
A man holds a smartphone displaying the Uber app as taxis line up on Fleet Street during a protest by the United Cabbies Group (UCG), which represents more than 1,400 London black cab drivers, over the regulation of private hire cars.

Drivers for taxi service Uber have been found to be secretly conspiring to alter prices and cause price surges to manipulate customers.

An investigation by The Times newspaper found that drivers for the taxi company were logging out at certain times so that people would be charged more than they should have been.

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