Recently, as initially reported by The Record, a Brazilian gang has been charged following a scheme that defrauded ride-sharing customers of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and two other food delivery services. This gang used stolen IDs to create fake driver accounts that were sold to individuals who were not eligible for driver accounts. Additionally, the group sold GPS-spoofing technology to drivers in order to make rides appear longer than they were or food delivery routes appear shorter. Coordinating on Whatsapp in a group named “Mafia”, the actors would edit high-quality IDs using stolen information. These would be then sold to prospective drivers.
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