Is "UBER* PENDING" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024


Uber is a multinational transportation network company that has been in business since March 2009. It operates a platform that connects users with drivers through a mobile application. Uber provides a range of transportation services, including ridesharing, food delivery, and freight transportation.
  • UBER: Indicates that the transaction is related to the company Uber.
  • *: Separates the name of the company from the specific transaction.
  • PENDING: Indicates that the transaction is still in progress and has not been completed.
  • Find & fight fraud from anywhere

    Verify With Receipt

    The best way to tell if this charge is fraudulent is to find the receipt. You may have an electronic copy of the receipt, which you can finding by searching in your email accounts for Uber.
    Or, if you want to automatically find and reconcile receipts so you never worry about fraud, you can use SimplyWise to automatically match all bank and credit card transactions to email and paper receipts. The app instantly reconciles your expenses and flags anything that doesn’t match.
    Step 1

    Connect your email

    Download the SimplyWise app and connect your email account. SimplyWise will search through your emails and find all the receipts in your inbox. This allows you to understand what exactly you are paying for when you see a bank transaction on your statement.
    Step 2

    Connect Your Bank

    Connect to your bank account/credit card transactions through the secure (256 bit encryption) Reconciliation feature within the app.
    Step 3


    Reconcile the charges reported by your financial institution against what you’ve recorded in your SimplyWise account. Find fraud quickly! SimplyWise will match your transactions to your bank/credit card spending and check those items off.
    SimplyWise Community Comments
    Reed Henderson
    3 months ago
    Just noticed a fraudulent charge from UBER* PENDING on my statement! So furious! Will dispute and demand a refund ASAP. #fraud #uberpending #refund
    A random name for a middle-aged person could be: Gregory Hamilton
    3 months ago
    Just noticed a strange charge from UBER* PENDING on my credit card statement dated 5/15/2023. Anybody else experiencing this? What should I do?