Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria say they will continue to work with Bendigo Police to catch out people who are providing unregistered rideshare services.
Bendigo Highway Patrol intercepted 17 people last weekend who were driving unauthorised vehicles in exchange for cash.
"We are aware of illegal lift for cash operations in Victoria and regularly conduct operations to catch rogue operators," CPVV chief executive Aaron de Rozario said.
"Bendigo's Lifts for Cash operation has been on our radar for some time, with a joint operation between CPVV and Victoria Police conducted over the weekend targeting unregistered vehicles and unaccredited drivers in Bendigo."
There are multiple groups on sites like Facebook where people in Bendigo can offer up lifts in exchange for cash.
Passengers should only book through authorised services rather than social media sites, Mr de Rozario said.
"To protect the safety of passengers, all drivers offering trips for payment must be accredited by law," he said.
"The vehicle must also be registered as a commercial passenger vehicle with CPVV and meet the required vehicle safety standards."
Passengers can check if their driver is accredited and the vehicle registered on the CPVV website.
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