June 28, 2017

Uber warns riders of driver impersonators ahead of busy Memorial Day weekend

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On busy holiday weekends, you want more fun and less hassle.

“We will be taking an Uber tonight,” said Wendy Rodriguez.

“Sometimes, I just try to avoid parking entirely and take an Uber,” said Jared Fishman.

But Uber scammers are counting on that. In March, a man pretending to be an Uber driver assaulted a woman in Atlanta. Uber has been receiving similar reports from law enforcement and is now launching a campaign to prevent it.

There is a right way to accept an Uber driver. Make sure you check the make and model of the car and the tag before getting in. Also, look at the name and picture of your driver on your app and make sure they match the driver in the car.Eric Humphrey has been driving for Uber for 2 years and is […]

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