This article, sadly, is another example of the increasingly common practice of predators pretending to be Uber drivers. Here are three tips to help protect yourself:

(1) Never rely on an Uber decal for legitimacy since those can be stolen or easily be counterfeited.
(2) Double check that the car arriving matches: the make and the model and the license plate displayed on your app.
(3) The driver should know your name and you can confirm his or her name (also displayed in the app).