One woman who used a carpooling service on Telegram was shocked to be on the receiving end of unwanted sexual advances from a driver.
The driver messaged her with explicit propositions, asking if she was “open-minded” for some “hug hug and kiss.”
She decided to play along so she could get more personal details about the driver to warn other women about him.
Furthering the trap, she requested photos of the driver to see if his face was “nice or not”.
Surprisingly, he agreed and sent some photos.
The woman then insulted his appearance, to which he replied with a vulgar remark
“Hurry up, do you want me to f* your a or not.”
It was only when she pretended to be an undercover cop and claimed to have tracked his information that the driver backed off and blocked her.
Fortunately, she managed to capture 2 photos of him, together with screenshots of the conversation.
Carpooling among friends and colleagues is allowed in Singapore.
But offering hitch rides in return for cash using informal non-business platforms like SG Hitch for carpooling is illegal.
Only carpooling arrangements facilitated by licensed business platform are legally allowed to operate.