The ABC7 I-Group replace appears to be like into what’s being accomplished to deal with the considerations over a rise of carjackings of rideshare drivers.
Beginning Friday, Uber stated it’s strengthening its verification course of to validate the id of riders utilizing the app.
A brand new function would require riders who’re establishing accounts with pay as you go debit playing cards, present playing cards or Venmo to additionally add a legitimate ID, like a driver’s license or a passport.
In February, the ABC7 I-Team uncovered a surge in rideshare carjackings and talked to drivers who have been involved over so referred to as “phantom profiles.” These drivers have been demanding extra safeguards be put in place.
General, carjackings have seen a pointy improve when in comparison with final 12 months, though current numbers from Chicago police present that they’ve decreased by 33% from February to March.
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