Fake drivers are another concerning problem for the rideshare community. In March 2019, a female student from North Carolina was kidnapped and murdered after she boarded a vehicle, she believed was her Uber. This is not an isolated incident and is an increasing concern on a global scale. Implementing logical mitigation measures will help to reduce the risks. For example, checking the vehicle’s make, model and registration, make sure the driver’s name and/or photo matches your records and ensure your driver has your correct details before getting into their vehicle. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to completely mitigate the risks. Boarding a stranger’s vehicle will most likely put you in a vulnerable position, remaining vigilant is crucial.
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