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RIDERS BEWARE!!! Make sure you know you are getting in the correct car. Please read article.

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momof4
7315 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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    AnthonySn.d
    34
     2 months ago

    I used to call everyone idiots who didn't check the car type, then the other day I totally got into someone else's Uber and drove off. Freaked out, and, funny story, that's how I found this site while on that ride. I didn't know what to do so I stared googling.

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    kmcdonald1
    101
     2 months ago

    The driver pics are useless because it appears so tiny on the screen.

    Then in some states, the license plate does not exist on the front of the car.  So it's not always easy to find it.

    Then the sticker? Every frickin' car has a sticker at the airport and busy nights.

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      momof4
      7315 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      Pic is bigger for rider to see. Although riders comain pics dont look like drivers they look like they are 10yrs younger than driver. Stickers are useless. License ate may be on back but but rider can still check it. The extra 10 secs it takes may save their lives. Maybe Uber and Lyft should send driver a raised seal certificate with the make, model, color, plate, driver first name,  and pic or a small license sized ID to place on dash. 

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        kmcdonald1
        101
         2 months ago

        Taxis have them license cards but I can’t imagine people checking them, especially *before* getting on. I mean. You have to get in before you see the darn card, and feel this raises certificate you speak of. 

        Not sure what would fix. I thought the license plate was a wonderful idea when I originally started taking Uber. 

        So true about photo pics. Not too helpful   It I guess it’s better than nothing 

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    AngieKM169
    102 Rider
     2 months ago

    I assume this incident is still unfolding.  I wonder if this dude was preying on a poor careless soul, or if the pick-up happened randomly and it turned out horribly.   I mean, what the heck happened?  If it were so premeditated, why was this done with such mess and seemingly no plans to hide the tracks. (I mean before the clean-up)

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      momof4
      7315 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      I assume he was just out looking seen her alone looking at her phone and assumed she was waiting for Uber. All he had to do was pull up and these naive young girls just jump in. Unfortunately he really didnt have to say a word.  I have people ask me all the time if I am their Uber and I dont have the signs on my car. When you are driving alone and slow in areas that uber pick up at frequently any car that stops or drives slow they assume you are an Uber. I have people ask and Ill ask name.  When they say a different name I'll say well is your Uber a Black Honda Pilot with a female driver. They look at their phone and say "no white mazda with male driver". Yes that far off because all they do is order it and dont look at anything else.  

      Maybe he set out just to pick up  a female see if he could get anywhere with her. She turned him down and things went bad from there. Maybe he just went to rape her and they went bad. The area she was found in was &nb...

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      I assume he was just out looking seen her alone looking at her phone and assumed she was waiting for Uber. All he had to do was pull up and these naive young girls just jump in. Unfortunately he really didnt have to say a word.  I have people ask me all the time if I am their Uber and I dont have the signs on my car. When you are driving alone and slow in areas that uber pick up at frequently any car that stops or drives slow they assume you are an Uber. I have people ask and Ill ask name.  When they say a different name I'll say well is your Uber a Black Honda Pilot with a female driver. They look at their phone and say "no white mazda with male driver". Yes that far off because all they do is order it and dont look at anything else.  

      Maybe he set out just to pick up  a female see if he could get anywhere with her. She turned him down and things went bad from there. Maybe he just went to rape her and they went bad. The area she was found in was  not an area that was well known. A rider I spoke with last night told me 2 guys hunting or something found her. The way he made it sound sorta a freak accident they even found her. So who knows maybe was something he planned. She wasnt buried very well. He probably didnt think anyonevwould find her for awhile if ever.  Uber and Lyft should send emails or notices to riders reminding them to check before you get in one. I have young female riders all the time how they get in Ubers really drunk by themselves and pass out. It also shouldnt be legal to sell Uber and Lyft trade dress. As of now anyone can make signs, lights, etc... and sell it. I am surprised Uber and Lyft havent trademarked their names. Although this guy may not even had a placard on his car. As a driver not much I can do other then to educate my riders to check before they get in cars. Still depends on them to listen and actually do it. Maybe Uber and Lyft should give drivers an ID card sorta like a license that we need to put on our dash or show rider. This is just awful for the parents, family, and friends. A young beautiful woman dead. I hope they fry the bastard.

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        KamelKamelKamel
        79
         2 months ago

        I find it interesting that Uber gets in trouble for their drivers doing stupid things and also gets into trouble for non-Uber drivers doing stupid things. 

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      DWang02
      102 Rider
       2 months ago

      I am sure it was planned and the guy was preying on her. I mean, I am sure she didn't just hop on some random car, and he was like, "oh, what....who are you?"

      why sloppy? A guy like this is insane, stupid, and reckless. and no I have no idea why anyone would do this.

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        momof4
        7315 Rider Driver
         2 months ago

        Yes definately planned. I think he was out looking to get a female possibly to rape them or kill them or both. I dont think it was sn accident. Even if he pulled up and said he was her driver the worst that couldve happened was she said no your not and he would just move on to the next female outside a bar. 

        Like I explained in other comment. I have people all the time ask if I am their Uber. When I ask who they are waiting for the cars dont match and sometimes their driver is male. They dont look at anything other than their request was accepted. This frequently happens with young people and outside bars. Some of the stories these young people tell me i cant decide if they are really stupid, naive, or both. They are definately careless. Hope this wakes a few up. Uber and Lyft can implement something where we have an ID or a Certificate with raised Seal (so cant be duplicated) posted on our dash.  

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    momof4
    7315 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Riders please check your app. If it says a Black Pilot is picking you up. Make sure its a black Pilot, make sure your driver matches pic, match license plate. I get that may take an extra minute but had this young woman did it her family wouldnt be planning her funeral and burying her in a few days. In my experience riders under 35 pay no attention to who is picking them up. I've had to text rider what kind of vehicle I am in & the color. I shouldnt have to its on your app. In 2000 rides I have had 2 riders check my license plate. I have 2 vehicles on platform very different from one another. Blue Ford Focus and Black Honda Pilot. I have forgotten to switch my vehicle in the app when i switch vehicles. One night I picked up 7 riders. First 6 were female it wasnt until my 7th rider mentioned the app said a blue car was to pick him up. I thanked him for saying something and switched it but we were almost done the ride when he said something. 

    DONT GET INTO AN UBER OR LYFT ...

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    Riders please check your app. If it says a Black Pilot is picking you up. Make sure its a black Pilot, make sure your driver matches pic, match license plate. I get that may take an extra minute but had this young woman did it her family wouldnt be planning her funeral and burying her in a few days. In my experience riders under 35 pay no attention to who is picking them up. I've had to text rider what kind of vehicle I am in & the color. I shouldnt have to its on your app. In 2000 rides I have had 2 riders check my license plate. I have 2 vehicles on platform very different from one another. Blue Ford Focus and Black Honda Pilot. I have forgotten to switch my vehicle in the app when i switch vehicles. One night I picked up 7 riders. First 6 were female it wasnt until my 7th rider mentioned the app said a blue car was to pick him up. I thanked him for saying something and switched it but we were almost done the ride when he said something. 

    DONT GET INTO AN UBER OR LYFT UNTIL

    You make sure the vehicle make and model match

    License plate matches

    Driver profile pic looks like the driver

    IF IT DOESNT DO NOT GET IN THAT CAR. CANCEL. REPORT TO UBER OR LYFT IMMEDIATELY. 


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