Uber Eats couriers tamper with GPS to make more deliveries
Some partners use Fake GPS apps to make it appear closer to a location than it really is.
Using apps known as Fake GPS (or “fake GPS” in the free translation) is more frequent than you think. At least, that’s what progresses on Sunday, August 1st,Echo BoomerAccording to the publication, this type of application serves, for example, to access a coupon or promotional code available to residents of a particular city, which makes the system believe that the user is located and not where he is.
Apparently, the couriers of some delivery platforms are using Fake GPS to gain an advantage over their colleagues. In the case of Uber Eats, delivery companies end up taking more delivery orders than they can, because they make it look like they’re closer to a particular location than they really are.
There have been reports of this type of situation for some time and it appears that Uber Eats has already found a way to prevent it. When it detects GPS tampering, it sends a message to the carrier warning that it “is fraud and a breach of its contract and community guidelines.”
He continues, “If this behavior is detected again, your account may be suspended temporarily or permanently.”
“Writer. Analyst. Avid travel maven. Devoted twitter guru. Unapologetic pop culture expert. General zombie enthusiast.”