Recognize and Report human trafficking as a rider with Uber

If you suspect that someone you’re sharing a ride with might be a victim of human trafficking, your awareness can be crucial. PACT has provided some signs of human trafficking; here’s how you can spot these signs and take action:

Signs of human trafficking:


  • The individual appears disoriented, lost, and/or fearful of their situation
  • The individual displays bruises, cuts, burns, or other injuries at various stages of healing
  • Signs of a controlling interaction emerge between the passengers
  • Pickups and drop-offs occur at locations that seem generally unsafe for children or vulnerable individuals
  • The individual uses multiple phones simultaneously or possesses an excessive amount of cash


How to report:


If you believe a passenger is in immediate danger, call 911.

For non-emergencies, you can anonymously report your concerns to the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

  • Call: 1-888-373-7888
  • Text: ““HELP”” to 233733


Take action:

  • Do not confront the individual or trafficker, as this could escalate the situation
  • Once you are safe, and without putting yourself at risk, report your suspicions to authorities

Learn more about human trafficking and how to report it by clicking the link: Human Trafficking Education.

Remember, your awareness and action can make a significant difference. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s better to be safe and report it.