An undercover investigation by CBS 2 in New York showed a fake Uber driver walking around the terminal at LaGuardia Airport, the first red flag.

  • You can’t hail an Uber at the curb like a taxi. You always have to order your ride through the app.
  • With Uber, you never need to carry cash. Fares are charged to your payment information that’s on file.

Uber says fake drivers make an estimated 2,300 illegal trips to LaGuardia and JFK airports on a weekly basis.

Here’s the #1 way to protect yourself

No matter how distracted or rushed you are, you need to slow down and confirm that the license plate number displayed in your app matches the actual vehicle.

Every time you order an Uber, you’ll be able to see information about the driver’s vehicle, plus their name and picture.