Beware Uber ambush attack in South Africa

Jamie McKane

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Beware Uber ambush attack in South Africa

Uber is investigating an attack on one of its riders where the driver may have been involved in helping criminals to lure an unsuspecting rider into an ambush.

The rider explained that he ordered an Uber at night, but that the driver apparently could not find his location.
 

walterl

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This happened to someone I know a few days ago, probably the same incident
 

Aquila ka Hecate

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The only thing that surprises me is that it took this long.
Me too.
I don't use Uber, or any of the ride-hailing apps.
I'm old-fashioned, but the idea of some random dude who doesn't work for anyone and whose identity online is vulnerable to fraud and abuse taxi-ing me around is a bit repugnant really.
 

leonb

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The reality or perception of ride-hailing (Uber, Bolt, etc) being unsafe, will soon be the end of these companies. Many women already dont want to use Uber, because of this.
 
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