Data revealed by transportation network company Lyft this month has led to claims Lyft’s competitor Uber is using aggressive and questionable tactics in order to try and control the car-on-demand market, CNN Money reports.
Data provided by Lyft shows Uber employees ordered and cancelled more than 5000 Lyft rides since last October.
Lyft claims 177 Uber employees around the United States have booked and cancelled rides during that time frame.
Fake requests negatively impact Lyft’s business by decreasing the availability of its drivers, as well as wasting their time and petrol money travelling to passengers who have no intention of taking a ride.
Lyft claims to have cross-referenced the phone numbers associated with known Uber recruiters with those linked to accounts that have cancelled rides.