Woman Warns of New Jersey Airport ‘Uber Shuttle’ Scam


It is important to always remain vigilant and on guard these days, especially as a woman. Whether you are at the grocery store, at the park or even at the airport, there is always a chance that the danger is just a few feet away. I don’t like going to a lot of places on my own because it seems like I’m always being taken advantage of. I’m small, I look young, and random people have tried to grab one from me because they don’t think I’m a native.

I love when other people share their stories of things that have happened to them in order to raise awareness. If it can happen to one person, surely it can happen to the next. A woman on Redditt is warning people traveling at New Jersey airports to beware of this Uber shuttle scam that is affecting not only her family, but many people she knows.

She says she will be approached by random people asking if she needs Uber to get to her destination. Then they will take you to what they call an “uber shuttle” which is supposed to take you to a designated Uber pickup area.

“They even go so far as to act like airport staff, saying you can’t wait anywhere for your Uber, because of Covid,” the woman said.

Do not fall into the trap. There is no other designated uber pickup area other than where the airport signs direct you. Do not fall into the trap. The whole thing is a lie. The woman then warned people to ignore anyone who approaches you by trying to tell you what to do.

If by any chance you come across someone like this, there is a number you can call to report it. See the telephone numbers of the non-emergency police lines of the port authority.

JFK Intl. Airport 718-244-4335

Newark Liberty Intl. Airport 973-961-6230

LaGuardia Intl. Airport 718-533-3900

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