Help! I Was Banned From Lyft and No One Will Tell Me Why.
I’ve been working as a freelance writer in the Bay for close to seven months now, and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. I’ve been able to work from home, have some stability in my finances, and I’ve been able to get out and meet new people (not in a creepy way, but by meeting them). And now, I’ve had a change in plans.
All of a sudden, I’m working at my full time job, and at about the same time, I’ll be getting married in three weeks. And just as with last year, I’ll be spending most weekends doing so. I’ve booked my flights and booked my hotel and now I have to figure out where I’ll be living when the wedding is over. And I’ll need to figure out how to make sure I have access to my credit cards to buy gifts for the bride and groom, the groom and the bridesmaids and the groomsmen, etc. I decided before my wedding to not use Uber or Lyft, not to use Uber Eats, and not to use a credit card to pay for my tickets. Because I was planning to be really careful about the stuff I could buy for my gift list, and my gift list is already quite a long list, I decided to let the cards go and pay for them with cash. The one exception I can’t abide is that I want to buy Lyft memberships for the friends and family that are helping my fiancé plan the wedding, so this is a little problem.
I called Lyft this morning, and they told me that my account was “cancelled” because my “driver ratings” were too low. My “driver rating” is a little like the rating you get on Yelp, but not quite, because I also have to rate the people I drive for and the people who use my car for transportation. It makes