Suspicious Ride-Share Activity

University Police have been made aware of several recent incidents involving an Uber driver, or someone posing as an Uber driver, and are sharing the information below, which the Boone Police Department released to the public today.

for details click here: http://www.highcountrycrimestoppers.com/crime-database/1719595

 

How to identify an Uber driver and vehicle:

 

    • When you request a ride, your app sends your request to nearby drivers. After you're matched with a driver, your app shares info about the vehicle and driver headed to your pickup location.
    • Tap the bar that includes the driver’s name, photo, and vehicle. This displays a photo of your driver along with the vehicle's make, model, and license plate number.
    • When you see your driver's vehicle at your pickup location, confirm that the license plate number displayed in your app matches the actual vehicle.

 

Anyone with information regarding a crime is encouraged to call University Police at 828-262-2150, or you may also report crimes anonymously at: http://police.appstate.edu/crime-tip-submission-form

 If you, or someone you know has experienced interpersonal violence, you are not alone and we are here to help. Please visit ipv.appstate.edu for resources available both on and off campus.

 For information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar incidents, click here: http://appcares.appstate.edu/tips/ride-sharing/

 For more information on the Clery Act and why you are receiving this info, click here: https://police.appstate.edu/sites/police.appstate.edu/files/2017ASR.pdf


 


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