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Uber and Lyft Riders Please do not get into your Uber or Lyft until you do this.

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momof4
6983 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

In case you dont know a young 20 something woman got in car she thought was her Uber. It wasnt her Uber. She was stabbed to death and dumped into a shallow grave. She was from NJ but this happened in SC. It can happen anywhere.



Please do not get into an Uber or Lyft especially near Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants, and crowded Venues until:

You make sure that car matches your app 

Color, make, model, license plate, and drivers pic. If it doesn't DO NOT GET IN THAT CAR. 10/15 seconds it will take may save your life. 

Ladies

Call a friend, share your trip with a friend (can do this right from app). Face time. 

Try not to take Uber or Lyft by yourself especially late at night or if you are drunk. 

Do not pass out after drinking in an Uber or Lyft (yes young women tell me they do this all the time). 

There is a 911 Emergency assistance access in Uber and Lyft app. Find it know where its at. 

Anyone can buy and sell Uber and Lyft signs, amps, lights dont think because you see one on the car it makes it your driver.  They dont mean a damn thing. Check your app know who is picking you up, color, make, model, and license plate. If all dont match DO NOT GET IN THAT CAR.

No one needs to lose their life. Pay attention to your surroundings. This isnt rocket science but plain old common sense. Please use it. Tell your friends. Educate people who use rideshare. 


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In case you dont know a young 20 something woman got in car she thought was her Uber. It wasnt her Uber. She was stabbed to death and dumped into a shallow grave. She was from NJ but this happened in SC. It can happen anywhere.



Please do not get into an Uber or Lyft especially near Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants, and crowded Venues until:

You make sure that car matches your app 

Color, make, model, license plate, and drivers pic. If it doesn't DO NOT GET IN THAT CAR. 10/15 seconds it will take may save your life. 

Ladies

Call a friend, share your trip with a friend (can do this right from app). Face time. 

Try not to take Uber or Lyft by yourself especially late at night or if you are drunk. 

Do not pass out after drinking in an Uber or Lyft (yes young women tell me they do this all the time). 

There is a 911 Emergency assistance access in Uber and Lyft app. Find it know where its at. 

Anyone can buy and sell Uber and Lyft signs, amps, lights dont think because you see one on the car it makes it your driver.  They dont mean a damn thing. Check your app know who is picking you up, color, make, model, and license plate. If all dont match DO NOT GET IN THAT CAR.

No one needs to lose their life. Pay attention to your surroundings. This isnt rocket science but plain old common sense. Please use it. Tell your friends. Educate people who use rideshare. 


https://amp-usatoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/3329523002?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fnation%2F2019%2F04%2F01%2Fsamantha-josephson-video-shows-her-entering-car-accused-killer%2F3329523002%2F

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    ha
    19 Rider
     1 month ago

    Thanks for posting this - I just read this story and feel so shaken! It is so important for EVERYONE to be aware of the car they are getting into!

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      momof4
      6983 Rider Driver
       1 month ago

      I agree. Riders need to be educated. Trying to post on whatever I can. 

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    BiggestBallOfYawn
    15 Rider
     1 month ago

    "Anyone can buy and sell Uber and Lyft signs, amps, lights"

    I had to google it. Wow, even those that light up, huh? only $17


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      momof4
      6983 Rider Driver
       1 month ago

      Exactly. A politician in SC wants to pass a bill thst dtivers must have sign on car. Not going to work. There are so many people selling Lyft and Uber light up signs on FB, EBay, Amazon, etc...  I feel they are doung this to placate the parents. Act like they care. Anyone can make these signs, anyone can sell them, and anyone can buy them. Riders need to start checking what the color, make, model, license plate, and pic match their app. Watch our car pull up on app. Maybe Uber and Lyft can text code to both driver and rider once driver pulls up make sure codes match. Give drivers ID or Certificate with raised seal to put on dash. Something. These signs will not prevent  someone from getting in wrong Uber or a non Uber.