“Vomit fraud” is a growing problem in many parts of the country.
The Miami Herald reported this summer that multiple Uber
passengers are filing lawsuits after drivers falsely charged
passengers, claiming they had to clean up vomit, urine, blood and
other bodily fluids.
The Marquarts also discovered the police treat the fraud as a
civil matter instead of a criminal one because of the way the ride
services write user agreements, so they don’t investigate. The
Marquarts learned Lyft doesn’t appear overly concerned its drivers
are committing fraud. They also don’t believe drivers who get
caught face any repercussions.
Great detective work in this story, proving the Lyft driver had faked the “vomit”.