July 20, 2017

Summerfest to Brookfield turns into $900 Uber ride



A woman hand holding Uber app showing on iPhone 6s in the car
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For the thousands of people who go to Summerfest, Uber is the official ride share company.

It’s a service Keith Tubin and his family used Wednesday night as they have regularly in the past.

“Two hundred dollars to get to the first stop,” Tubin said. “We asked if he could take us a couple more places, he said no problem. He put it in the computer. I wake up the next morning with a fraud alert on the credit card, $898.”

Tubin’s wife, Audra Tubin, couldn’t believe the total.

“I thought he was joking,” she said. […]

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