EDMOND, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother is warning different mother and father after her 12-year-previous baby was picked up by an Uber driver in the middle of the night.
“It was frightening that a driver would pick up a 12-year-old without an adult in the middle of the night and drive him somewhere without any parental consent,” stated Michelle Seelig.
It was round 2:30 a.m. on Monday when the Uber journey was requested by the pre-teen, who needed to go from his Edmond neighborhood to a location about seven miles away.
Seelig says she had no concept what her son had achieved till she was informed by one other dad or mum.
“I took his phone, went through his phone and found out that he had taken an Uber at 2:30 in the morning to their house and charged it to my credit card,” stated Seelig.
She says her son took her bank card info with out her figuring out, and is now warning different mother and father about the risks.
“I want to get this story out there so other parents can be aware that this could happen and it might be easier than they think,” stated Seelig.
NewsChannel four reached out to Uber, who stated customers are presupposed to be 18-years-previous to make use of the app. Once KFOR knowledgeable Uber of the boy’s age, the firm stated, “We have removed this account holder’s access to Uber.”
The firm additionally says that it’s the driver’s discretion on whether or not to proceed the experience at pickup.
For Seelig, she plans to make know-how extra clear in her house.
“Not have a password lock on their phones or other devices so that anytime you could randomly go in and check what they’re doing,” stated Seelig.