One day – on Friday – the author had to go to Rostov-on-Don from Krasnodar. The user’s wife took over the search for options and booking on BlaBlaCar.
However, further strange things began to happen. After booking and paying 200 rubles, the drivers immediately canceled this reservation. It was possible to obtain confirmation of the reservation only from the fourth driver. This driver (25-year-old Lyudmila) asked to write to him on WhatsApp and send him a phone number. It is important to note that BlaBlaCar allows you to send your number only after confirming your booking. When the wife decided to ask the girl on WhatsApp whether the time was indicated correctly in the ad, she was immediately called back. And not Lyudmila, but supposedly her husband, who will also go with her.
The guy asked if there would be luggage, the author’s wife said no. And then the young man unexpectedly asked whether she would go alone, and she again replied that she would not, because two seats had been booked. Further, the wife began to ask about the place where they would leave. The man replies that he is not local and will send everything later. But he adds that he will now throw off her track number and “a travel card, which must be filled out on the BlaBlaCar website and paid.” What is important: this link leads to a fraudulent (phishing) site, and not to blablacar.ru.