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8-2018 Fraud by Uber (a true story)

 Fraud by Uber (a true story)

1. 2018-08-07 : A 68 year old, sick client, books a ride from the client’s home
to Apollo Hospital, for consulting a neurologist, on a serious medical
problem which the client was having , by Uber using Uber App. on his mobile.

2. Uber accepts the call, and assigns a driver for the ride .

3. After several minutes of delay and uncertainty, the driver quietly abandons the
call. The driver, or Uber, give no indication that the call was being aborted,
neither do they give any reason for the same. Consequently, the proposed
ride NEVER took place. The client is put to enormous mental stress and
agony and anxiety. This is a clear case of irresponsible behaviour and
breach of trust.

4. Mysteriously, Uber makes a claim of “Payment pending” for Rs. 57.75,
using the Uber app. , for a trip which never took place.
This tantamounts to deliberate fraud and an act of “adding injury to insult” .

5. The client promptly lodges a protest using the Uber app. and follows up with
sternly worded emails.

6. Uber implicitly accepts the lapse, and responds that the amount collected
is being refunded to the client. Uber however keeps dilly-dallying and tries
its best, to wriggle out of the episode, by trying to call up the client by phone, so as to cover up its lapses and leave no traces.

7. After about 50 sternly worded emails and warning messages and a notice
that the matter will be reported to law enforcement agencies, the disputed
amount of Rs. 57.75 was eventually credited to the client’s bank account.

8. This matter is still far from resolved, since Uber is yet to :
a. Explain in detail why this incident occurred, in the first place.
b. Explain why Uber extracted the payment for a trip which was never
made — a deliberate act of fraud.
c. Offer an open and publicly visible apology for inflicting enormous mental
agony and anxiety to the sick client, by denying him a trip to the hospital.
d. Explain in detail the action taken on the fraudulent driver for his dishonest
and irresponsible behaviour.
e. Give all details of the transfer claimed to have been made by Uber viz.
date on which the transfer was initiated, Transaction Ref. number, Mode of
transfer, amount transferred, Name and designation of the person who
initiated this mysterious transfer.

Read more about the way Uber operates

Get in touch with — drpartha@gmail.com, if you have had any unpleasant experiences with Uber, Hyderabad, India. You have a right to defend yourself.

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4-2017 Bureaucrats without brains

Some bureaucrats are born without brains. Many of them seemed to have joined IIT Hyderabad. Here is a shining  and hilarious example of their creation iithjoke1.png

Read more :: How we build educational institutions in India.

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3/2013 What will it be next ?

Yet another bomb blast. This time it was in my home town of Hyderabad. The Police came, and started their investigations. The criminals will eventually be caught , and tried. What next ? The case will linger on for years. The judgement will be pronounced, and the criminals will be lodged in jail, and pampered for years, using Tax payer’s money (read my money). Every one who lost their near and dear will get tired of the waiting, and will prefer to forget the nightmare. Then there will be one more blast (GOD forbid), and the tamasha will start all over again.

21/2012 Robberies in Secunderabad. Beware !

Beware — a new kind of daylight robbery in Hyderabad
Beware of fake policemen !

It happened two days ago. I was returning home after visiting my brother who is suffering from cancer. It was about 3 in the afternoon, in the busy road leading from Tarbund chaurasta to Bowenpally. Suddenly, a man, on a motorcycle, overtook me and waved me to stop, and started shouting in Telugu (I am not good in Telugu). He claimed to be a policeman and had apparently asked me to stop near the traffic lights. Since I had not stopped, he was going to file a case on me and hand me over to his DSP who was supposed to be following in a jeep. He said he would put me in jail and fine me Rs. 20 000 (YES twenty thousand). He dragged me to an isolated spot behind a tree. He asked for my driving license and he saw my bank card in the purse when I tried to pull out my license. He asked me how much I had in my bank, and told me to withdraw all the cash from the nearest ATM. His incoherent behaviour and obvious hurry immediately made me suspect that he was a fake. I was alone in an isolated spot. Yet, I stood firm and started asking him who he was and prove his identity. He was also not able to explain what was my offense for which he wanted me to stop in the first place. He felt annoyed at my questions and started shouting more in Telugu, and said he would confiscate my vehicle, and even shoot me (with the gun he said he was carrying) ! I pulled out my mobile phone and pretended to make a call. Seeing that his threatening gestures did not work, and that I could call for help on my mobile phone, he immediately withdrew saying that he was going to Bowenpally Police Station, to get his asistants. Without waiting for my response, he drove away on his motorcycle, which incidentally. did not have any number plate.

I waited at the same spot for a good half hour to see who else would come next. Since no one turned up, I left the place.

This is the second time such an incident has happened to me, very close to this same area. About two years ago, a person stopped my car and got into it by force, and tried to hijack it under the pretext that he was a policeman.

For those who read this — do not get disturbed by such incidents and tricksters. Never carry too much cash or jewellery on you if you are travelling alone, even on a busy street and in broad daylight. Do not cave in to such threats by so-called policemen. Never ever pay a bribe, to settle a police man’s threats. In any case, never succumb to anybody who asks for a bribe.

If anyone in the Police Dept. is reading this: please take action against such robberies and crimes. This incident may be just the tip of an iceberg.

Most important :: Please forward this story to all your friends, especially those who live and travel in Bowenpally – Tarbund area of Secunderabad. It should be noted that this area is also notorious for motorcycle-borne chain snatchers and purse snatchers. Join hands, and eradicate crime and bribery from this country.

The URL of this publication is:: https://drpartha.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/212012-robberies-in-secunderabad-beware/

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