BlaBlaCar to verify users based on passport after passenger kills driver

BlaBlaCar to verify users based on passport after passenger kills driver

Now, only a mobile phone number and email address are not enough to get verified.

The BlaBlaCar service for travel companions search announced the introduction of a user identity verification system through a passport. The innovation will be added to the existing identification by mobile phone number and email address, RBC reported with reference to the head of the Russian branch of the service, Irina Reider.

“We can’t announce the exact date yet. The ID-check will be an additional level of security,” Reider said.

The question regarding the need of strengthening the verification of accounts rose after the murder of Irina Akhmatova, 29, who, before traveling from Moscow to Tula, found a traveling companion with using BlaBlaCar and was killed shortly after. The man had several accounts with fake photos and used each of them to book a ride with Akhmatova.

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