Popular Phone Call Trick Could Keep Females Safe From Sleazy Cab Drivers
By Thanussha Priyah, 24 Mar 2020
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Females taxi passengers might be all-too-familiar with dodgy drivers who continuously make them question their safety during the ride.
To combat this issue, social media users are pre-recording videos mimicking phone calls to signal to drivers that they aren’t the only people aware of their trip.
The fake phone calls could start with sentences like, “I can see your location.” Callers might also claim that they are sending someone outside to pick the recipient up, covertly sending out a warning to sleazy drivers attempting to harm female passengers alone in their cars.
There are also interactive “templates” created by social media users that prompt others to fill in the silences with their own speech to make the conversations believable.
Another video to use if you’re stuck in an uncomfortable situation pic.twitter.com/ORx6j92n9D— niggathée chalamet (@haaniyah_) March 14, 2020
Teens on Tiktok are making fake conversation videos that people can play if they’re feeling unsafe in an Uber pic.twitter.com/OCbQOmrjet— niggathée chalamet (@haaniyah_) March 14, 2020
Tiktok is truly saving lives out here pic.twitter.com/LTKFGv37KC— niggathée chalamet (@haaniyah_) March 14, 2020
[via Dazed, cover image via Shutterstock]
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