Since Ride Safe began tracking rideshare license plates and the online activity of drivers a steady progression of sex trafficking, money laundering, stolen goods fencing and even child prostitution becoming popular as a side hustle among Rideshare drivers.
With further economic pressure from the pandemic and continued issues with low driver pay after more labor rights deregulations in California, Utilizing a rideshare driver account in order to aid and abet crime has become more popular than ever.
Attempted sex trafficking/Kidnapping:
Uber accepting driver with fake documents:
*UBER STILL REFUSES TO IMRPOVE R UPDATE THEIR BACKGROUND CHECKING AND VETTING PROCESS EVEN AFTER THE RELEASE OF THIS VIDEO.
On a LIVE session broadcast by the Scammer Payback youtube Channel on Friday, February 26th 2020, one of the American Mule addresses found being used by a scammer in India was at a property owned by a woman operating as an Uber driver and Doordash delivery driver.
Despite numerous and repeated incidents reported on a daily basis, Rideshare and other gig/app companies remain outside of public scrutiny, mainly because they distance themselves from liability in their own contracting and through massive amounts of lobbying and media pandering.
When liability for incidents concerning their own drivers are ultimately brought before law enforcement and courts, it is clear that they maintain a direct liability for allowing drivers to operate without proper background checks, training or insurance.
But it is not rideshare customers or the general public who should have to shoulder the burden of rampant crime caused by corporate greed and negligence.
In an on going effort to expose these issues, Ride Safe will continue to collect and report on the number of incidents concerning Rideshare drivers.
If YOU have been the victim of an incident concerning a rideshare, taxi, instacart, postmates, doordash, delivery service or other gig or transportation service our legal aid and incident report services are available 24/7.