Have you heard the news? The popular car service, UBER, has become the latest victim of travel industry scams. We’re talking phony dispatchers, rogue drivers, and inflated fees. How can you protect yourself when you hire a private car and driver?
- Stick with their ride share option.
- Be sure the license plate, make, and model of car that picks you up is the same as the one that is disclosed on your phone app.
- Make sure the driver knows your name and ask for his name to verify that is the same name that was given to you when you made the booking.
- UBER does not use human dispatchers so if someone approaches you claiming to be an UBER dispatcher, you know they’re trying to pull a fast one.
- Do not give our your credit card. Remember that UBER has your credit card on file and swipes it on the front end. A driver should never ask for any payment.