A taxi driver in Ho Chi Minh City was fined and fired after pretending to be the driver of a rival firm and shaking more money off a tourist than necessary
The victim was a guest from India who arrived in the city by plane on August 25. He got in a taxi at the airport and asked to be taken to a hotel. There, the driver asked him for 1.2 million VND (52 USD) for the trip, which, according to Tuoi Tre News, should cost 150,000 VND (6.45 USD).
The puzzled tourist still has a receipt from the taxi company Mai Linh Corporation. The company confirmed to journalists that the receipt was genuine.
At the same time, an employee of the airport administration of Ho Chi Minh City said that, in fact, the unscrupulous driver works for Saigontourist. It is a travel company that also has its own taxi service.
Saigontourist confirmed the identity of their driver. They also said that they fined an employee for 5 million VND (215 USD) and fired him. And the rest of his colleagues were sent notices warning against such misconduct in the future.
Recently, a similar case occurred with a Vietnamese rickshaw and Japanese tourist. The cyclist was also punished then, and the Japanese even got a generous gift.
Source: Tuoi Tre News.