BJ and Jamie - Beware of Fake Ubers 6/26 (Audio)

June 26, 2019

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If you're using Uber or Lyft follow these tips to be safe! 

  • Before you get into the car, use the Uber app to check the license plate. Make sure it matches the actual car.
  • Check to make sure the person behind the wheel looks like your driver's photo in the app.
  • Don't give away your name. Instead, ask the driver who they are picking up.
  • If you're traveling alone, Uber encourages you to ride in the back seat instead of the front. That way, in an emergency, you can exit on either side of the car.
  • Uber also suggests that you share trip details with a friend.