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And Finally – Student receives text from Uber rider saying delivery has been eaten

With many of us indulging in a takeaway during lockdown, the number of orders is on the rise in the UK.

However, for one hungry student, her experiences with popular app Uber Eats left her bemused.

Illy Ilyas, from Ilford, east London recently ordered nearly £15 worth of food on the popular app to be dropped off at her home.

After placing her order – two burgers, chips and a chicken wrap – she got a notification via the app to say her food was on the way.

However, soon afterwards she got another notification from her courier saying: “Sorry love, ate your food.”

Not sure what to make of the message, Illy went back on the app to find a message that her food was delivered and she was asked whether she wanted to leave a tip.

Instead of rewarding the rider for eating her food, Illy got in touch with Uber Eats, who sent a replacement meal.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: “Maybe he was really hungry. I wouldn’t want to be the reason a peckish man gets unemployed in a pandemic. 

“I found the whole thing funny. At least I know that the food was eaten. In the end, I got my food so I wasn’t fussed. This has never happened to me before.”

Uber Eats is yet to comment on the fate of the courier.


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