The Uber Code text scam is one of the seemingly endless parades of frauds that scammers use to try and take advantage of us.
The scam is simple, yet highly effective.
>>> 01 Recieve a Code
First, you receive a 4-digit code via SMS, a type of text message from an unknown number.
>>> 02 Hacker Communicates
The message fraudulently claims to be from Uber, and even appears similarly. They even remind you not to share the code and to ‘reply stop’ to opt-out.
>>> 03 What They Want
Scammers who are attempting to steal your information generate these fictitious codes as part of attempts to steal the personal information of Uber users.
Protecting yourself against this scam is critical.
Delete the message
Once you recognize an Uber Code as a phishing or scam text, you should delete it. Take a screenshot first though.
Never Reply ‘STOP’
Report The Fraud
Not only can doing so help scammers verify your number, but many of them also use premium rate phone numbers.
By reporting suspicious activity to Uber support or other appropriate authorities, you can document the spam texts, which are likely attempts to capture your personal data or credit card number for illicit purposes.