An Instacart shopper believes a customer may have tried to “scam” her.
TikToker Meka Sampler is an Instacart shopper who picks up orders for clients and delivers them. She claimed to have had a bizarre experience with a user on the app. Now Sampler is wondering if others have had the same experience.
After Sampler picked up an $8 order for a customer, she said she received a strange message from Instacart saying there was an issue with the delivery. She followed Instacart’s standard procedure and called the customer through the app.
Instead of the client answering, a so-called Instacart “representative” did. The person told her that Sampler would receive a $30 gas card due to the issue with the order. The representative then asked for her information. Things just weren’t adding up, so Sampler ended the call.
“This used to be a doordash scam, now they moved onto instacart. Crazy! Be safe out there girl!” a user said.
“They’d never call you. They would just cancel it,” someone wrote.
“I work for a bank. It’s those small orders where the scam starts. once you give the scammer your information you really can’t dispute anything,” a person commented.
“This happened to me on Uber Eats I hung up when they asked for my info,” another added.
“I do doordash and this happened to me the other night!!” a TikToker replied.
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