On Friday night, Toronto resident Hisham Salama ordered an Uber to take a trip to a hospital and visit a friend. He told Vice Canada that he was pretty surprised when he saw the bill, because the 20 minute ride had cost him $18,518.50. That's Canadian dollars, but still.
“My first reaction was to just laugh, because I thought it was probably just an error but then about 20 minutes (later), when I was with my friend, I thought I should probably check my credit card to make sure everything was OK," Salama, told Vice. He'd been using the metered Taxi fare, not the Uber X ride, which made him wonder what the mix up could be. When he looked, he saw the full fee was pending on his credit card.