Uber Launched Real-Time Diver Verifications to Reduce Fraud Attempts

By: Riley von Niessen - Sep 27, 2016
References: newsroom.uber & hypebeast
While Uber's digitization makes it incredibly convenient for drivers and passengers alike, its easy access can be a problem when others attempt to hack into a profile that isn't theirs -- which is exactly why the rideshare service has decided to implement a speedy driver verification check.

It works by randomly selecting drivers to complete an ID check before they head out to pick up passengers. By requesting a selfie from those behind the wheel, Uber ensures that it's the person who created the profile -- meaning that drivers don't need to worry as much about having their accounts compromised.

In addition, the driver verification checks work to the benefit of passengers, given that they'll have an added layer of security. While there's been some issues with the feature due to unclear profile pictures, Uber claims that 99% of its drivers have been successfully verified so far.