We are all annoyed by the different scams that pop up in our email and the phone calls we get. Over time, these scams have gotten really tricky to read through and tough to determine if it's actually a scam.

There's a new one that seems to be surfacing that isn't annoying, it's flat out dangerous and could cost you your life. The worst part? We are all susceptible to this one at some point in our life, and some more than others.

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I saw a friend of mine on Facebook shared a post from one of their friends, and it was downright concerning. It had to do with Uber. Now, you would think there is no way you could get scammed by Uber or any rideshare app, right?

Well financially sure, you can't get scammed that way. Apparently it's worse than that.

Did you just read what I read? Hackers are creating ghost accounts inside the Uber app, and picking up people with these accounts. Now, I'd imagine some of these ghost accounts are so they can keep all the money from the ride. However, there are clearly going to be some that are there simply to harm your or abduct you.

With ridesharing growing in Amarillo and all around the panhandle, it's scary to think this is going on. How exactly do you avoid something like this potentially happening to you? Well, from what it looks like, it might be nearly impossible.

These rides are showing up in the app as legit, but when you go back to find the ride, it disappears from your app like you never took a trip with Uber, making it difficult to show that's where it came from.

The best thing you can do is share your location with a friend or family member before you get in any car. This way if something were to tragically happen, someone knows exactly where you are. Take a picture of the license plate before you get in the car and send it to that same person you shared your location with.

It's a scary world out there, and people seem to be going to any lengths to harm others. I don't want to say don't use the ridesharing services, but definitely make sure you stay vigilant.

The Missing 18 People From the Texas Panhandle

These are the 18 people from the Amarillo area who have gone missing and have not yet been found. The cases are listed from most recent to oldest. Please take a look and see if you recognize any faces. Any information is helpful for investigators and the families missing them.

If you know anything about the following missing people, please call Amarillo Police Department at (806) 378-3038 You may make an anonymous tip.

Information gathered from the Amarillo Police Department, Charley Project, TXDPS, and NAMUS.

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

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