Phoenix man duped in food delivery scam | 3 On Your Side

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Phoenix man duped in food delivery scam | 3 On Your Side

One ongoing scam targets food delivery companies like a Phoenix DoorDash driver who had all of their tips stolen from PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Eli Ortega says he makes a pretty good living basically by driving around and eating for one Company called DoorDash. “I can feed on DoorDash pretty well every day of the week,” he told 3 On Your Side. Ortega works full time and also supplies for other companies. Enjoy it, he says, because it allows him to meet people and be independent. “Actually, yes, I like to be my own boss.” But while handling deliveries recently, Ortega has been the victim of an ongoing fraud. He received a message on his phone, apparently from DoorDash, that his account had been suspended. To get it working again, Ortega was asked to provide his credentials, including his 6-digit PIN that he used to access his DoorDash account on my account, “he said.” And of course you thought it was from DoorDash? “3 On your side, Gary Harper asked.” Yes, “Ortega replied.” I really didn’t think so much about it. “But not long after he’d provided his information, Ortega discovered that all of his DoorDash tips were and his account was deleted. After realizing he had been scammed, Ortega reported the DoorDash scam. “I called DoorDash several times and they basically emailed them saying we’re pretty sure You don’t get your money back, “Ortega explained. It’s an ongoing scam where scammers disguise themselves as DoorDash or other delivery companies and trick hard-working drivers like Ortega into divulging sensitive information give. Not only did the scam remove Ortega from all of his tips, but his DoorDash account is now blocked, preventing him from making more money. “It’s really annoying because I’m the one who’s getting punished,” said Ortega. 3 On Your Side got involved and I asked DoorDash to consider reactivating Ortega’s account. They are currently investigating his problem for me. But in the meantime, Ortega says the scam broke him. “I really have to make it because it’s thin, because I can’t get in as much money as I was,” said Ortega. I’ll let you know what happens to this viewer in a follow-up report. Scam targets all drivers, including those who drive for popular ridesharing companies like Uber or Lyft. Always check who is contacting you before providing any confidential information. Copyright 2021 KPHO / KTVK (KPHO Rundfunkgesellschaft). All rights reserved.

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