Police in Victoria, B.C, are warning people to watch out for a fake taxi cab, following several complaints from women that they were picked up and groped by a man posing as a taxi driver.

The man has been offering rides to intoxicated women who are looking to get home after the local bars close, say police.

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Police say make sure anytime you get in a cab make sure it has proper markings, lights, a meter and a licence. (CBC)

The investigation is ongoing, and police are advising everyone to make sure they only accept rides from marked and licensed taxis.

They also suggest:

  • Travel home in a group when possible, especially after a night on the town.
  • When entering a taxi, check to see if the camera is obscured or missing.
  • Check to see that the driver displays a valid taxi license.