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Are people getting a fair ride when they use Uber?

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- Some recent fares are making news across the country.

On Halloween a woman as charged more than 300 dollars in Baltimore. And over in Denver a man's Uber fare was more than 500 dollars.

Why so expensive? Uber uses a surge pricing model. The higher the demand for cars; the higher the fare.

"You have to be paying attention," New Yorker Tessie Epstein said. "I have seen recently people run into issues with that."

According to TechCrunch reporter Jorden Crook, you need to read the fine print and hit the estimate button.

"It's been too long to not really understand the way Uber works. They are really clear about surge pricing," Crook said.