Gumtree ride share warning!

Brownsville

Well-Known Member
Who uses Gumtree for Ride share?


"Ridesharing


If you’re using Gumtree for ridesharing, we encourage our community to follow these safety tips:

Know the identity of the people you’re riding with and meet them face to face and in public before agreeing to rideshare with them
Ask lots of questions and get to know your potential driver or passenger
Be wary of anyone who asks inappropriate questions or gives vague answers
Plan ahead and know the route to your destination
Always get picked up and dropped off in a high traffic area
Tell a friend or family member details of the people you’re travelling with and give them your itinerary
Check in with your friend or family member regularly and don’t deviate from your plan
Make sure your phone is fully charged before the drive and ensure you have one or two contact numbers memorised
Always keep a debit or credit card, your ID and some cash on your person
Gumtree is a local classifieds website and ads aren’t reviewed before they go live on the site. Gumtree doesn't offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Gumtree logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please report it to us. If ever in doubt simply contact us and we'll be happy to help."
 

Immoralized

Well-Known Member
Who uses Gumtree for Ride share?


"Ridesharing


If you’re using Gumtree for ridesharing, we encourage our community to follow these safety tips:

Know the identity of the people you’re riding with and meet them face to face and in public before agreeing to rideshare with them
Ask lots of questions and get to know your potential driver or passenger
Be wary of anyone who asks inappropriate questions or gives vague answers
Plan ahead and know the route to your destination
Always get picked up and dropped off in a high traffic area
Tell a friend or family member details of the people you’re travelling with and give them your itinerary
Check in with your friend or family member regularly and don’t deviate from your plan
Make sure your phone is fully charged before the drive and ensure you have one or two contact numbers memorised
Always keep a debit or credit card, your ID and some cash on your person
Gumtree is a local classifieds website and ads aren’t reviewed before they go live on the site. Gumtree doesn't offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Gumtree logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please report it to us. If ever in doubt simply contact us and we'll be happy to help."
Interesting that gumtree wants to get involved in the rideshare game and go head to head with Uber & Ola :biggrin:
 

hello_melbs

Well-Known Member
Don’t you remember once an ant posted on here some fool wanted to be taken to Avalon for $40?
So half price and a half price chance you get murdered, taken hostage, kidnapped, your house broken into whilst away, miss your flight cos the car breaks down, driver smelly, car dirty, driver under the influence.
Etc etc etc.
Tightasses never cease to amaze me.
 

Krusty

Well-Known Member
Gumtree rideshare is about sharing lifts between cities.
The occasional rider gets preyed upon but as long as the herd makes it then nature has done its job ?
 

ilka

Well-Known Member
Don’t you remember once an ant posted on here some fool wanted to be taken to Avalon for $40?
So half price and a half price chance you get murdered, taken hostage, kidnapped, your house broken into whilst away, miss your flight cos the car breaks down, driver smelly, car dirty, driver under the influence.
Etc etc etc.
Tightasses never cease to amaze me.
We live in a dangerous world, I never really thought about being murdered before. thanks for that.
 

Lowestformofwit

Well-Known Member
He was talking about the passenger. If you’re driving your fine. Or are you??? ???
They’d be mainly cash jobs on Scumtree, so yeah, someone might see the driver as a cash-carrying target.
The wonderful pax and driver security offered by Scumtree is an added incentive to take up this line of work, obviously.
 

Vegeta09

Well-Known Member
Yep, definitely, drivers will be falling all over themselves to answer 47 personal questions before accepting a whopper $25 Pakenham to CBD gumtree fare.
If you think uber paxholes are cheap, just wait to you drive around the bottom-feeders on Gumtree.
Airtasker is probably just as bad.
 

zanboor

Well-Known Member
For
An added bonus of booking your pax on Gumtree is that you may be able to source some cheaper water and mints for them, while you’re on there.
these two pax got into my car last Friday night and as soon as they sat, they looked around and said to each other: oh! He doesn’t have water and mints! The last ant offered water and mints as soon as we got in.

I said to them, he must have been new, soon he will learn his lessons! ?
 
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