Uber Code Text Scam Messages: Beware

Uber Code Text Scam Messages  Beware

The Uber code text scam or Uber SMiShing scam is a fake text message with a four-digit fake Uber code sent to potential victims telling them to reply with the word "STOP" to the phone number in the message. But, if they reply, they will be charged for the text because the telephone number is a premium-rate number.

Since Uber often sends out legitimate messages legitimately, it is hard to tell if a text message is a scam or not. Therefore, it is recommended to Google the number you were sent before texting anything back. And, if you are still doubtful, don't send the message because if it is a genuine Uber message, you will be able to identify it via the Uber app.

Premium-rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls or text messages during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged. Unlike a normal call or text message, part of the call or text message charge is paid to the service provider, thus enabling businesses to be funded via the calls or text messages.

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  • February 8, 2021 at 2:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Has anyone figured out how to make this stop? This particular number messages me a few times a day every few days. I have it sent to spam but it's annoying

    • February 8, 2021 at 2:28 PM by info

      Report it to your mobile phone service provider.

  • August 16, 2020 at 9:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Monticello, Indiana, United States

    Got one at 3 am from 4154232867

  • August 16, 2020 at 9:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Monticello, Indiana, United States

    For one from 4154232867 at 3 am

  • July 29, 2020 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Buffalo, New York, United States

    I too received that message but I did send the word STOP back. I use Cricket by the month and they do not pay vendors for these types of messages.

  • March 20, 2020 at 11:26 PM by info

    "I just received a fake text message with a four-digit fake Uber code (-766) telling me to reply with the word "STOP" to the phone number in the message (201) 596-8382. I did not reply since I never use Uber."

    Received via email.

  • March 3, 2020 at 12:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

    The same deal from 210-559-0046. Don't reply. The number seems owned by @sprint. Why can't this be reported directly and shut down but the carrier?

  • February 3, 2020 at 1:52 PM by an anonymous user

    I received a scam text today rom number 201-231-7783. I did not reply. Be alert people!

  • January 30, 2020 at 2:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I got one of these messages this morning. At 1st I thought someone was using my Uber for a ride. I did not confirm too. So I sent STOP. Then I found this site after looking into it as potential scam. So I'm wondering if I did get scammed how much money will they take and are they able to keep taking money since I responded to them via text. I'm just worried right now so any information regarding this matter will be helpful and appreciated.

    What I'm mainly concerned about is if o should change my number or provider or if I can safely ingnore

    • January 30, 2020 at 2:58 PM by info

      You will charged for each text message that you respond to. The charge will be based on the premium rate assigned to the number that you have responded to.

  • January 25, 2020 at 7:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Mooresville, North Carolina, United States

    Got one today from 415-212-4018

    Twice in 2 days!

  • January 24, 2020 at 9:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Yeah this just happened to me today. Wasn't even using Uber or no one in my family was either, so it seemed phishy. It came from a 204 number so I automatically kind of felt like it was a scam due to the fact is wasn't like a 74577 number like companies usually do. Odd stuff.

  • January 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    So, how exactly do they get money from me?

    • February 17, 2020 at 8:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

      What do the codes mean? Are hackers trying to access accounts? Are Uber customers getting billed for bogus rides?

      The short answer is no.

      "These codes are sent when someone tries to create an account using your phone number — which is usually a typo or an automated bot trying to create a fake account," an Uber spokesperson in Texas explained.

      They also added that consumers are not at risk because "the text is sent to verify the phone number before creating an account." which cannot be created "without first confirming you own the phone number entered in the sign up process."

      What should you do if you get one?

      Uber told us typing the word "STOP" would prevent getting further texts. So the responds producer tried it.

    • January 15, 2020 at 5:05 PM by info

      When you are charged for the premium rate by your telephone provider. Your telephone provider will take their cut and the rest it sent to the scammers who tricked you into calling the premium number.

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