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The company allegedly exaggerated prospective earnings to recruit drivers.

By Reuters
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims by the U.S. government that it exaggerated prospective earnings in seeking to recruit drivers, documents filed with a federal court on Thursday showed.

The company had posted on its website that some Uber drivers made more than $90,000 in New York and $74,000 in San Francisco when the real earnings were considerably less, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing.

Uber did not respond to a request for comment.

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In addition to the $20 million payment, Uber would be barred from misrepresenting its drivers’ earnings or payments for automobiles, according to the court filings.

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