14 Apr 2018
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
*Safety Matter* *Scam Alert* *Sexual Harassement*
Sorry, long story but VERY IMPORTANT!
I just want to let you know about something that happened to me 2 nights ago after work around 2:30 in the morning.
So I was on Pham Ngu Lao and ordered a Grab bike to go back home. According to the app he was right next to me and yes there was one « Grab driver » right there with the same motorbike as said on the app so I took it without verifying the info on his phone. Here’s what happened next:
First of all, he tells me he will put my big bag in front of him so I dont get stolen while riding (nice gesture right!). He has really good English and asks me a lot of question (like most of them who speak English). Then at a red light he starts looking a lot at my legs (or his motorbike?) on both sides so I ask him if everything is alright but no answer… Then it starts!
He brought me to the wrong address, taking really scary streets (I know the way to my place by heart so I was telling him he was wrong but he was saying no this way also ok!), he did like he lost his sandal while driving so I would go get it and leave my bag with him (but I was bright enough to take my bag before going to get his shoe) and after that when i was back on his motorbike he fucking grabed my pussy!!!!!! He did as if he was scratching his lower back to see how far from him I was at first and then BAM he grabbed me!!!!
I slapped his hand hard and screamed wtf are you doing??
Then he stopped in front of a building saying I was home but it was not! At this point I was just scared and panicking so I just got off his bike, gave him the money for the ride and walked home (luckily only 5 minutes away).
I called Grab, reported him, they were amazing and saying they would ban him, etc. They brought the driver to their head office the next day and guess what?? With the gps they were able to see that the driver never picked me up and took another foreigner girl… SO MY DRIVER WAS A SCAM!!!
Clearly this guy knows what he is doing and there is nothing I can do because I did not get his plate number since I was in shock and he left very fast after I got off his bike. All I know is that he drives an old PURPLE HONDA DREAM. And he probably stays around Bui Vien/Pham Ngu Lao to catch drunk girls. Luckily I was totally sober and realized quickly that he was acting weird!!
PLEASE BE SAFE AND SHARE THIS STORY! I dont want any girl to get rapped… I got lucky this time…