Detectives in Tampa are asking Uber to help solve a "grandparent scam" that conned $10,000 from a 75-year-old man who was told his granddaughter needed the money to get out of jail.
Uber also is helping the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office find suspects in a long-running con that scammed an 82-year-old woman out of $700,000, nearly her entire life savings.
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In both cases, someone told the elderly victims to withdraw money and then used the ride-sharing service to pick it up. Detectives want names of Uber account holders and credit card information along with their ride histories, and Uber says it’s cooperating.