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Uber Launches Verification Program, Seeks To Curb Carjackings

Uber is rolling out a nationwide verification program for riders using payment methods such as prepaid debit cards, gift cards or Venmo in an effort to curb carjacking incidents involving rideshare drivers. Riders who set up an account with an anonymous form of payment will need to upload a drivers license, state ID, or passport before booking a ride. Uber is the first ride-sharing company to require such passenger verification. The process also applies to the Uber Eats food delivery service.

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