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As a driver, can I use an alias, a different name, instead of the real name? For safety.

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DonutDrivers
246 Driver Driver
 Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

This would most likely be after the background check with Uber, of course.  Uber would be aware of what my real name is.  I am thinking more for hiding my real name from random strangers for safety purposes.

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    SyedAli
    237 Driver
     3 years ago

    Racists passengers, man.  Don't get me started.  ...but I do get it.  My name sounds like a terriorist.   No denying there.  

    I am not sure if I get more cancellations than others or not.  Driving in NYC, most other UberBlack drivers have Middle East terrorist names, so I don't feel like I stand out.

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      cContino77
      153
       3 years ago

      Yeah, sorry, Syed.

      You bring up an interesting point i never saw before.  Uber hid passenger information to prevent drivers from cherry picking but you are saying passengers can cherry pick too.

      Interesting indeed.  

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    KateHarley68
    OP 102
     3 years ago

    Let's flip this.  If you were driving someone and he didn't want to tell you who he was, how would you feel about that?  Someone who had a reason to hide their identity.  Not cool, right?

    This is what's great about Uber.  Let's not ruin it.

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      jbauer
      397 Driver
       3 years ago

      yeah, but taxis did this since beginning of time.

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        KateHarley68
        OP 102
         3 years ago

        Right, and it was one of the most dangerous occupation ever.

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     3 years ago

    What are you afraid of? 

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    TheBee
    Driver
     2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    I am a new driver with Lyft and am extremely concerned that my profile shows my full name. I am female. When I signed up to drive, I provided my full name to the company for obvious reasons, they need to verify who I am, however, I always assumed that my full name would be private to the company only and not public. 

    I do not want my last name showing to passengers and neither the app or the website will allow me to edit my name. When I called support, I was told that passengers are not shown my last name, only my first name, but it bothers me that it is showing at all when a male friend of mine who drives for Lyft does NOT have his last name showing in his app profile!

    How do I know for sure that passengers aren't seeing my last name??