Uber drivers collectively go offline to trigger surge pricing.
At Reagan National Airport, drivers turn off their apps simultaneously for several minutes. The Uber-algorithm raises prices for new passengers because it assumes there are no drivers available. Drivers then turn the app back on to claim rides at a much higher rate.
Residents report fake roadblocks to Waze.
To prevent Waze steering traffic into their community at rush hour, people report fake traffic incidents to trick the company’s algorithm into directing cars away from certain streets.
Use fake wedding announcements to beat the Facebook algorithm.
'Losing’ Bird scooters to make more money.
Faking steps to get cheaper life insurance.
Certain Chinese insurers are giving better rates to people who live a healthy lifestyle. To take advantage of this, some users place their phone in a small, specially designed electric cradle which shakes it automatically, thus increasing their registered step-count and allowing them to claim a specific daily target.
Digital EPO to create a more impressive work-out.
Claim you are somewhere else to gain rewards.
Free e-commerce coupons & discounts.
Making money from silent music.
Fake comments on LinkedIn for attention.
People can trick the LinkedIn algorithm into giving their post higher priority by writing ‘interested’ in the comments. This causes LinkedIn to give said post extra exposure because it assumes the content is engaging enough to inspire comments.
Charting in Apple Podcasts using fake accounts.
Ranking in Apple Podcasts’ top charts can earn shows invaluable exposure. And there’s a company in Bangladesh that’s figured out how to game the system into guaranteeing their clients the number one spot – for a fee. How? They’ll play their show using fake Apple IDs, causing the algorithm to think it has the most listens.