Vomit fraud as it has come to be known as, has received a lot of media attention in the last few weeks due to the number of Uber and Lyft passengers claiming they were scammed out of hundreds of dollars.
Uber and Lyft both have terms of service in place in which the passenger agrees to pay clean-up fees to help protect the drivers and their vehicles from any accidents that may take place during the course of their ride. This fee is based on national industry averages.
However, some drivers are taking advantage of this policy and staging vomit in order to collect the clean-up fees. The fee ranges from $20 which covers light cleaning and vacuuming to $150 that is allotted for more serious accidents that include body fluids, blood and urine.
Previously, the Uber insurance policy was a $250 fee regardless of the severity of the accident.…