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How Uber is being ripped off in China

Fraudsters take advantage of the US car-booking company which is spending millions on free rides and driver bonuses, hoping to market Uber services to customers

Uber has to balance between giving out incentives to build its pool of drivers and clamping down on fraud, as it chases market leader Didi Kuaidi.


JAMES Li was unhappy with his pay as a security guard in Shanghai, so he started driving on weekends for Uber Technologies Inc. He's almost tripled his pay - in part by scamming the company. Mr Li, an alias since he feared retribution if his real name was made public, is taking...

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