Recently, two Miami tourists were charged more than $700 ( tip) for a taxi ride from hell. And sadly, they aren’t the only victims of scummy drivers, . As written in the article, the two tourists from Houston thought they paid $70 for the ride from Miami’s airport to the Crowne Plaza in Hallandale Beach. It wasn’t until they got their credit card statement a month later that they saw the outrageous charge. To their shock, the credit card company told them that the driver claimed it was valid and not a mistake charge. Worst of all, they don’t have any recourse since they didn’t get an official receipt, which would have had the cab’s license number.
This is why I prefer taking Uber/Lyft. You get a receipt right away with all the information you need, including pick-up and drop-off times, the addresses, a map of the roads you took, the fare, and the driver’s name, type of car and license plate. If you don’t like ride-sharing companies and prefer taxis, be sure to get a receipt after each ride (and get alerts from your credit card company for every charge you make).
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