Have you ever had a creepy taxi driver that makes your feel super uncomfortable? Well, a new TikTok trend is here to help.
Made for those feeling unsafe during a cab ride, the trend involves playing a pre-recorded clip and pretending that you are talking to someone on the other end of the phone. The recordings see users act as a friend or a parent, with the intention of hinting to the driver that you’re in touch with your loved ones and that they are aware of your location.
In one clip, a woman can be seen having a fake conversation, saying: “I have your location on and I can see you just got into the car. We were supposed to leave like 15 minutes ago.” In another, a teen pretends to get annoyed at her friend for not answering her phone, before adding: “I have your location on and I can see you just got in the car.”
There’s even interactive versions, which start with a fake ringtone and text responses that tell you what to respond in the gaps between them speaking. The caption reads: “Creepy Uber/Lyft? Use this sound! Stay safe out there girls.”