Uber and Lyft drivers accused of price tampering

Technology

Lyft says drivers who tamper with surge pricing can lead to deactivation.

This comes after a report revealed that ride-share drivers at a Washington, D.C. airport coordinated to boost fares.

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The report from an ABC affiliate alleged that Lyft and Uber drivers at Reagan National Airport organized to turn off their apps until the prices for rides surged enough to deem the fares worthwhile. 

The drivers who spoke to WJLA said they hack surge pricing because their pay has gotten so low they can’t cover expenses.

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