The driver wrote the wrong information about his car’s licence plate and the departure destination on the receipt
A Japanese man was charged 10 times more than his trip should have cost in a taxi in Hanoi, Dtinews reported.
The case happened last week when the Japanese man called a taxi to travel for just around two kilometres from Le Van Huu Street to Dinh Tien Hoang Street.
The passenger, 48, whose name has not been disclosed said that it took him only 10 minutes for the trip, but he was asked to pay VND267,000 (USD12.13).
The Japanese man said he became aware the meter was running far too fast. He still agreed to pay the fees and asked the driver for a receipt and then took a photo of the taxi.
The driver wrote the wrong information about his car’s licence plate and the departure destination on the receipt to suit the charge of VND267,000.
According to the receipt, the passenger took the taxi from Noi Bai International Airport to Hoan Kiem Lake area.
The Japanese had visited Vietnam many times over the past three years and was aware of the scams associated with taxis.
He will now lodge a complaint with the authorities.