“Dozens and dozens” of unsolicited food orders bombard residents of New Westminster, BC
Orders can be anything from a bottle of water to a donut or even a bowl of soup.
“It’s like a crazy traffic jam,” said Jennifer Hughes, a resident who was affected. “Bags appear every 30 minutes.”
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There are no names on the orders, and no specific subdivisions or addresses are listed on the order beyond a general address for many townhouse complexes that have been going on for weeks, residents said.
“We all don’t know what to do … it’s such a waste and there seems to be no stopping,” Hughes said.
“(Thursday) alone, there were dozens and dozens of deliveries all over the area. Everyone is piling up in front of the doors and condominiums.”
Hughes said she reached out to others in the neighborhood through a community Facebook group where dozens of other residents said they were also experiencing deliveries.
“There was a line in the street in front of our supplier house,” Jeff McLennan told Global News on Saturday.
“They all smiled at each other and one driver said there had been ‘thousands of orders’ for the neighborhood in recent weeks. They didn’t know what was going on either.”
Residents said they contacted New Westminster police, but residents said police were unable to resolve the matter.
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Uber Eats confirmed the residents’ stories, and an official said it had banned many of the accounts that made the order.
“Reports of unsolicited deliveries are concerning,” said an Uber spokesperson.
“If unsolicited orders continue, we will not hesitate to take further action. Uber has a dedicated public safety team standing by to work with the police.”
Global News has contacted New Westminster Police for comment.
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