GeoHoliday Club Scam Prevention Team says that whether you’re travelling to a foreign country or just checking out your local city, it is important that you are aware of a sneaky travel scam that can leave your wallet empty.
All around the world, taxi drivers make their money by the hour. You know the deal – the longer the taxi driver drives, the more they are paid. Oftentimes we sit in agony watching the tally increase by the minute, and there are ways that drivers can make this amount go up even higher.
If you are traveling to, or in an unknown location, then chances are you do not know your way around at all. This allows the taxi driver to conveniently “get lost”, or even appear as if they are confidently taking the shortest route when you come to find out they conveniently took the “long way.”
GeoHoliday Club Scam Prevention Team says that while not all cab drivers are going to do this, but get in that cab prepared that it could certainly happen. If you are traveling to a new area, then you should be sure to check out a map ahead of time. Get a decent visual of some street names and an approximate mileage amount. This will help you use your intuition to determine whether or not you are being taken advantage of. You can also tell the driver the exact route that you would like to take.Read More