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Iowa City Police Department issues warning about phony Uber driver


On Tuesday, the Iowa City Police Department issued a warning about a man attempting to get people into his car by falsely claiming to be their Uber driver.

The ICPD learned about the phony driver from a social media post in which a woman said a man in a black car approached her while she was waiting for her Uber driver, claiming to be the driver. According to the ICPD, “When pressed for information that only authorized drivers would know, he was unable to answer the questions. The man then reportedly approached others in the area claiming to be their Uber driver.”

The police issued the following description:

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 ft. tall, with an earring and no facial hair. He is believed to be in his early to mid-20s. The vehicle that was involved is black, but no further description was provided.

The ICPD is asking anyone with information on these or similar incidents to contact them at 319-356-5275.


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