Leoni Fildes is a person. She orders a £4.5k Uber to help Ukraine because she was drunk when she did it.
“One too many drinks” led Leoni Fildes, a 34-year-old mother from Salford, to order a £4,500 Uber to help Ukraine, the Daily Mail says.
There are times when we need to get a taxi home after having some drinks. And sometimes, it costs more to get home than we think.
But one mother was shocked when she saw that Uber tried to take £4.5k from her bank account nine times.
Meet Leoni and find out why her name is all over the news in the U.S.
Get to know Leoni Fildes.
When Leoni Fildes, 34, has two kids, she lives in Salford, which is in Greater Manchester. She is a mother.
The information on her Instagram and Facebook pages says that she owns a dog grooming business in her town.
She has gone viral on social media because of her story about a £4,500 Uber to Ukraine. Her name is all over the national media because of it.
Leoni paid £4,500 for Uber “to help Ukraine.”
When Leoni Fildes had “one too many double pink gins and shots of Sambuca,” she says, she called an Uber for £4,500 to “help Ukraine.” As a good thing, she had “insufficient funds” for the deal to go through.
The mom said that she and her friends were out celebrating a friend’s birthday in Swinton when they talked about Ukraine and how they could help.
The next morning, Leoni was shocked when her bank called her and asked about a big transaction that had been tried nine times. She was shocked.
(She said, “I should know better”) (via Metro.co.uk). When I woke up the next day, I didn’t remember having done it. I thought, “Oh my God.” I woke up and my bank was calling me because they thought my card had been used “fraudulently.”
She added: “Uber tried to take the payment out of my account nine times. I don’t know why.” They were a lot of work. Bank: “I think it was me. I’m sorry.”
It would have cost Leoni between £2,564 and £3,313. UberXL: £3,688 to £4,758
There is no way that I could order it if Uber had let me. When Leoni had a drink, she didn’t know what would happen. In the taxi, I might have piled in and only found out when we got farther away. In this case, it would have come out of my account. I don’t know where I would have woken up.
A few days later, she wrote on Facebook: “I’m so glad I didn’t have the money. I was only a quid short, but this is why I shouldn’t go out. I should have known better.” Last night, I tried to order an Uber to Ukraine because I had a few sambukas [sic].
Uber: “We can confirm that no trip requests were successfully made in this case.” This is something we’re going to look into even more to figure out what happened.