UBER Scam Part II: Was it an Extortion Attempt?

First, UBER covered an account created using a stolen card (read about it here), then attempted to extort any funds recovered by my bank.

Here’s how the situation unfolded:

During the email exchanges outlined in the article above (read about it here), UBER continued to refer to the fraudulent account as a duplicate set up by me, not by a thief using stolen card details.

My bank was advised, who cancelled the card and began an investigation. I then made