These carpool con jobs aren’t just dishonest—when pulled off successfully, they can impact a driver’s livelihood. A prime example is the so-called “say my name” scam, in which cunning opportunists attempt to score free rides by way of a simple deception.
Whats the Uber scam?
The scammer will tell the driver to call a specific number, and Hester said that is the red flag that drivers often miss. You can only call the number the scammer provides by using your personal cell phone number instead of going through the rideshare company’s app.
Who says name first Uber?
3. Have the driver confirm your name. In addition to the Check Your Ride safety steps, you can also ask the driver to confirm your name before you get in the car. Your driver sees your first name in their app, and your driver’s first name is displayed to you in your app.
What’s My Name Campaign Uber?
University of South Carolina and the family of Samantha Josephson are spearheading the #WhatsMyName campaign to promote rideshare safety by always positively identifying your driver. Never get into an Uber, Lyft or any other private car unless the driver can first identify you by name.
Should you put your real name on Uber?
No, Uber nor Lyft allows aliases to be used. Drivers, as well as riders, must use their real names, as part of building a trust and accountability in the community. With that said: Only your first names are shown to others.
How say my name scam works?
When the Uber “Say My Name” Scam Goes Wrong
As is typical for this sort of swindle, the woman initiates the exchange by asking the driver to say her name. The driver is not buying it