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#198550 13-Jul-2016 16:01
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So on my next trip home I will have cause to use a car service several times. Going to be mainly in the Sheffield area. It has been suggested that the Uber Exec service is quite good. So I went to download the app and sign up. Having never used them before getting a first page request for my credit card, made me pause. A quick search online bought up the usual suspects of "the end is nigh"

 

So My questions

 

Are there any tricks to using Uber for a newbie?

 

Millions I presume do enter their credit card details before using , should I jump out the window as well?

 

Has anyone used the exec side in the UK at all?





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  #1592067 13-Jul-2016 16:06
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Not sure I follow.  What is your concern with giving them your credit card details?  How else would they charge you for the rides?




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  #1592104 13-Jul-2016 17:22
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ubergeeknz:

 

Not sure I follow.  What is your concern with giving them your credit card details?  How else would they charge you for the rides?

 

 

I came across several stories regarding the hacking of uber accounts. I enter my credit card details several times a day into various places but I know them like trademe an pbtech etc. I have never used uber. If you replied with "oh man every other person I speak to seems to have been hacked on uber" Then there is a concern. Or you may say " No they are as safe as the bank of England, those stories are just beatups by disgruntled cab drivers!" Then I would feel better entering my details. In the end of course its luck of the draw as to wether you get hacked or not I guess.





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  #1592144 13-Jul-2016 18:24
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gnfb:

 

ubergeeknz:

 

Not sure I follow.  What is your concern with giving them your credit card details?  How else would they charge you for the rides?

 

 

I came across several stories regarding the hacking of uber accounts. I enter my credit card details several times a day into various places but I know them like trademe an pbtech etc. I have never used uber. If you replied with "oh man every other person I speak to seems to have been hacked on uber" Then there is a concern. Or you may say " No they are as safe as the bank of England, those stories are just beatups by disgruntled cab drivers!" Then I would feel better entering my details. In the end of course its luck of the draw as to wether you get hacked or not I guess.

 

 

I have been using uber for a while now. I think it's worth the effort, but YMMV on each driver. There is a risk with anything involving lodging your CC data, but the trust of market is for Uber to lose. 

 

 





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  #1592145 13-Jul-2016 18:25
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I don't understand the concern with providing your credit card details, especially with a well known service like Uber. If your account were to get hacked and money spent on your card it wouldn't be difficult getting your bank to perform a chargeback, especially if it was fraudulent spending?




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  #1592239 13-Jul-2016 20:37
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JoshWright:

 

I don't understand the concern with providing your credit card details, especially with a well known service like Uber. If your account were to get hacked and money spent on your card it wouldn't be difficult getting your bank to perform a chargeback, especially if it was fraudulent spending?

 

 

Yeah good point





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  #1592240 13-Jul-2016 20:43
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You can also use Paypal for an extra layer of Security.


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