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Women Posing As Rideshare Drivers Have Robbed People 9 Times In 3 Months

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actingfool
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 Posted 3 years, 7 months ago

This is in Chicago. Passengers mistakenly think they’re getting into a ride ordered from a rideshare company like Lyft or Uber, but once they’re in the vehicle, the driver and passenger demand cash and personal belongings.

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/27/rideshare-robberies-river-north-2/

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    ScoobyDooFan
    Driver
     3 months ago

    uber gives the passengers the make and model of the car, the license plate, and a picture of the driver. How stupid can some people be?

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     3 years ago

    I HOPE they were the tightwads passengers who do not tip. 

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    CrazyCrayons
    146
     3 years ago

    Did she have a cool Uber Beacon?

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      GundamX10
      31
       3 years ago

      Anyone can buy them on eBay for $70 or somethng.  Same with the Lyft one.

      Yes, the starving drivers are selling them off.

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        LeeBron117
        67
         3 years ago

        Oh my lord.  $70?  That’s insane. 

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        RedANT
        1072 Rider Driver
         3 years ago

        Many of those "starving" drivers don't care to promote the companies that rip us off.  It may not be much. but it's some extra cash to make up for the losses we take. 

        Uber beacon and Lyft amp are the calling cards of rideshare noobs. 

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          BGraft89
          622 Rider Driver
           3 years ago

          100% agreed on how they are primarily for self promotion by Uber and Lyft. Does it help riders identify us better? I guess, but I am not sure if it really made any difference as people use license plate anyways.   it also wont' work as a crime prevention because anyone can have these lights. In fact, crooks can have a hayday picking up random passengers who think it's legit car.

          BTW, these things are requied in Boston. You have to have them displayed at all times.  Not sure who will ever enforce it though. Passengers? LOL.

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            CWalcutt75
            258 Driver
             3 years ago

            The airport cops can bust you for not having them.

            The funny thing? Thoes same cops use them to identify you as uber drivers to bust you if they catch you picking up at non-designated areas.  So it's like those signs are a target on our backs.

            I am confused by all of this, btw.  I am just a regular dude picking up regular people just as a person would pick up a family member.  Why do I have to be treated differently? 

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              RedANT
              1072 Rider Driver
               3 years ago

              Trade dress is required, not a Lyft amp or Uber beacon. 

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                CWalcutt75
                258 Driver
                 3 years ago

                Good point.  Stickers and stuff