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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-didi-merged-with-uberChinese scammers began ripping off both Uber and Didi by creating fake driver accounts and fake rides, listing them on Alibaba's online shopping site Taobao, then collecting the big subsidies offered to drivers. Uber's official user accounts on messaging app WeChat were randomly deleted, and Uber drivers began receiving messages saying that Uber service had been terminated in China. These problems seemed to plague Uber more often than Didi - and coincidentally, both Alibaba and Tencent, which owns WeChat, are investors in Didi.