Samantha

Josephson

HELP US PREVENT ANOTHER UNIMAGINABLE
TRAGEDY.

On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, a 21 year-old senior at the University of South Carolina, was kidnapped and murdered when she was targeted by a person posing as a rideshare driver.  Immediately following this unfathomable tragedy,  Samantha's parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson, set out to educate others on the importance of ride share safety so that no other family would have to suffer this kind of loss.   

The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation was established in honor of their daughter, Samantha Josephson.  

Upcoming Events

  • #WHATSMYNAME Foundation Event
    Feb 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd, Whippany, NJ 07981, USA
    Please join us on February 17th from 7pm - 10 pm as we honor the Josephson Family for their efforts in raising awareness of Rideshare Safety and raise money for the #WHATSMYNAME Foundation. The Foundation was formed in honor of their daughter, Samantha Josephson.
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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION THANKS

BOB SAGET FOR HIS KINDNESS & GENEROSITY

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob Saget who was kind enough to participate in our PSA Series on Rideshare Safety.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob, the Saget family and his friends around the world. 

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WFAN'S CRAIG CARTON TO ATTEND #WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION EVENT

Listen to Craig Carton's comments on our Feb 17 event! 

Uber and Lyft Do’s and Don’ts for Safe Rides in 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ridesharing, a decade ago the closest thing we had was the carpool to work and school, now it’s the norm to hit your app and have a complete stranger pick you up and drive you wherever you need to go. But there are dangers to think about.

A new report from Lyft revealed there were more than 4,000 cases of sexual assault over a three-year period. Uber reported almost six-thousand sexual assaults over two years. There is no foolproof prevention to keep riders safe, but there are precautions riders can take to stay safer.

 

With more than 25 percent of the U.S. population requesting a ride at least once a month, how can you make sure you’re safe?

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UBER RELEASES SAFETY REPORT REVEALING 5,981 INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.

Among those, there were 464 reports of rape.

The report, which comes more than a year after a CNN investigation into sexual assault and abuse on the ride-hailing service, also noted there were 19 deaths caused by physical assault during 2017 and 2018.

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LYFT RELEASES SEXUAL ASSAULT DATA; 4,158 INCIDENTS; 360 RAPE REPORTS OVER 3 YEARS

Ridehail company Lyft on Thursday released its first ever safety report, disclosing that it received 4,158 reports of sexual assault on its platform in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
 

The disclosure comes more than three years after Lyft (LYFT) and its rival Uber (UBER) first pledged to release safety reports disclosing incidents of sexual assault and abuse on their platforms after a CNN investigation.

The company's release shows that among the sexual assault reports it received, 360 were reports of rape. It also reported 10 deaths from physical assaults that occurred on its platform over the three years.

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!!

THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED & SUPPORTED THE
2021 WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION
5K RUN/1M WALK & SILENT AUCTION!

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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PROMOTING RIDESHARE SAFETY

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Celebrities Joe Gatto, Darius Rucker, Jason Alexander, and Bob Saget are participating in a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) series which focuses on increasing awareness of Rideshare Safety. The goal of the PSA series is to prevent a tragedy like what happened to Samantha Josephson, who was killed by a fake Rideshare driver two years ago.