How to not get ripped off while taking a taxi in China!
Taking a taxi? very convenient no doubt.
But beware, if you are new here, some drivers have a way of ripping you off..!
The method: you give them RMB100 bill, and they will complain that
the bill is not a good and return it to you.
Now – without you noticing they switched the bill with a fake one.
If you are lucky the driver will stop there and will rip you off “only” by 100, but they can continue.
So when you’re paying the driver – make sure he doesn’t change the bills!
If you see he does, try the following:
1. Take a picture of his driver card (see picture) – usually taped to the dashboard on the passenger seat.
2. Try to say Jǐngchá Which means police in Chinese.
Personally I’ve only heard of it, never happened to me, but I heard it quite a lot.
Still – not all drivers do that!:)
Have a fun trip!