Fort Lauderdale Men Accused Of Scamming Uber Eats For Over $1 Million, Reports Say

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Two men from Fort Lauderdale, Florida are facing charges after allegedly scamming Uber Eats out of more than $1 million, per Insider

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects devised a scheme in which they created fake accounts on the Uber Eats app, posing as both customers and couriers. By placing grocery orders and using Uber Eats’ prepaid cards, they were able to purchase gift cards at various Walgreens locations across the region. 

The suspects, Trayon Morgan, 21, and Roy Blackwood, 38, were recently arrested and now face charges of organized scheme to defraud and grand theft. Uber has expressed gratitude for the efforts of law enforcement in this case.

“Uber continues to invest in robust anti-fraud systems and technology, which allowed our Global Investigations Team to proactively alert law enforcement about this case,”

an Uber spokesperson told Insider.

“We are committed to combating fraudulent activity on the Uber platform and working to ensure bad actors are held accountable.” 

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