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One Driver Explains How He Is Helping to Rip Off Uber in China

James Li was unhappy with his pay as a security guard in Shanghai, so he started driving on weekends for Uber Technologies Inc. He’s almost tripled his pay -- in part by scamming the company.

Li, an alias since he feared retribution if his real name was made public, is taking advantage of Uber’s efforts to break into the China market. The U.S. car-booking company is spending millions on free rides and driver bonuses, betting the cash will help train China drivers and market Uber services to customers.