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How do I know if the Uber driver is who he says he is?

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GeorgeCCromwell
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 Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Bigfrank
    306 Driver Driver Rider
     2 months ago

     if I see Mr or Mrs Inspector Clouseau outside my car I immediately cancel a ride I have no time to waste

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    RedANT
    834 Driver
     5 months ago

    Please, no.  Quickly verifying the drivers license plate number and the picture on the Uber app is more than enough. 

    The average rider looks at the front license plate, then they walk around to look at the back license plate, then back around to look at the front again.  Guess what... NOTHING CHANGED except that you're wasting the drivers time and pushing him/her to frustration and ride cancellation.  If you're lucky and they do put up with your ridiculous antics, hopefully you won't have pissed them off enough for them to destroy your rider rating.

    If you're that paranoid, please just ride the bus.

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    wraiththe
    160 Driver
     10 months ago

    It would be helpful if the PAX had to have their picture as well and that they are who they are before allowing them in my vehicle.

    It would be nice to know the pax could be traced if I wind up in a ditch with a bullet in my brain... or held accountable for sexual harrasment or assault.

    It really is not fair that they can just put in a picture of a cat or a letter.  Dangerous actually.

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    CaptainOlimar
    185
     11 months ago

    Can we add a piece on Uber Beacon?  Do they still use that anymore?

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      ippei
      1193 Driver Rider Guru
       11 months ago

      Good call.  I will add to my answer.

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    cContino77
    141
     11 months ago

    I've only driven a few times (but yes I am a real driver!) and this has never been triggered for me.  Never seen it.

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      ippei
      1193 Driver Rider Guru
       11 months ago

      It's periodical and also released in certain markets and countries.

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    JonJStevenson
     11 months ago

    Is this for real?  That screenshot actually tells the driver to pull over. How funny.

    What a crappy day it would be if your app didnt' let you drive because the face-detection failed?  

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