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Security experts say try to stay indoors as you wait for your ride so you’re not standing outside along with your phone in your hand.
Before you get in the car, check that the license plate, make and model of the car and driver’s photo match what’s on your app.READ MORE: Parents Hopeful Incoming Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Will Address Strains Of Pandemic And Growing Learning Gap
There’s also a new online campaign #WhatsMyName, encouraging riders to ask the driver “What’s my name?” before getting into the car.
Riders told CBSN New York’s Cindy Hsu that was a great idea.
“I think I always did it oppositely, where I would get in a car and say ‘It’s for Caroline, right?’ And so, instead of that, making them tell me my name, instead of just confirming that it’s right,” said law school student Caroline Hall.
Experts also say to sit in the backseat of the car and trust your gut. If you feel like something’s not right, don’t get in.MORE NEWS: Travel Experts Say Spring, Summer Vacations Are Being Booked While Health Officials Say Don't Take Trips Just Yet