greg cohn

"Burners don’t hack Uber, people do."

A story broke this week about how people are hacking the Uber referral program to get thousands of dollars in free credits — some apparently by using Burner to create multiple accounts.

Funnily enough, just a few weeks ago a Burner team member proposed writing a post about exactly this “hack”, detailing step by step how to get Uber credits by using Burner, as a way of promoting the fact that we now support short codes, and to generate awareness generally.

We shot the idea down, but it led to an interesting discussion.

Read Greg Cohn's full piece on Medium