A Grabcar driver have been accused of overcharging a group of Japanese passengers for a recent trip in Hanoi.
According to the Hanoi police, on August 31, four Japanese students booked a ride of driver Vu Ngoc Quang through Grab application to travel from Nguyen Khang Street in Cau Giay District to Hang Duong Street in Hoan Kiem District.
The electronic receipt showed that the foreigners had to pay a total VND192,000 (USD3.60) for the 8-kilometre distance. However, when they were transported to a hotel on Hang Duong Street, the driver ordered them to pay VND2 million (USD86.9).
Despite disagreeing with the fees, the passengers still paid and then informed the hotel security guards as well as local police.
On Wednesday, the driver was requested to come to Hang Dao Ward’s police station to work on the case. Quang repaid the Japanese and then apologised them for what he had done.
The police are considering the appropriate punishment for Quang’s violation.