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Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by EmagNig(m): 2:28pm On Aug 22, 2018
A lady in Abuja has busted a Taxify Driver who specialises in tricking his passengers to pay more after their trips.

According to the lady, what the Taxi Driver does is to show the passenger a screenshot of a previously saved trip, which definitely will cost more than the current trip and she was certain a lot of people must have fallen for the trick.

She wrote:

“I requested for Taxify this yesterday morning (21st ), from galadimawa to Karimo in Abuja. I got into the cab, the driver started the trip and we set out.

On getting to our destination. I noticed this guy became very uncomfortable as he kept on operating his phone while driving. I snooped successfully and noticed he closed the taxify app, went to the home page, gallery then he scrolled through some pictures in a folder.

They were actually screenshots of past trips fare summary. I was shocked.
He opened one of the pictures it was N2,400. He then locked his phone with the side button. .

His plan was to unlock the phone and voila my trip is N2,400. Trip ended in a few seconds. I smartly told him to enter a gas station, so if he denies what I just saw him do when confronted, I will show him small madness.

He quietly parked, I told him to end the trip, he put his phone down after a few seconds he tells me it’s #2,400. I requested for his phone, giving him the excuse that my phone was bad. Dude was shocked.

He succumbed, I collected the phone, flipped the page on his screen and saw other taxify trip summaries. I confronted him, he immediately collected his phone, went to the taxify App, ended my trip and it was 1,100.

I gave him #1,500 but he didn’t have 400. So he gave me back my #500. I left his car with a leap of joy. Imagine early morning scam. I don’t know how long this has been going on for, but it’s totally wrong.

I’ve had quite a number of irregularities with trip summaries on Taxify. I have been oblivious of the schemes of these drivers, but I thank God for this encounter that has exposed them.

Please help spread the word. We usually trust the drivers so much that we forget to check our fare summary after every trip on our phones. Stay woke guys.”

https://lailasnews.com/lady-busts-taxify-driver-who-tricks-passengers-into-paying-more/

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by DrDeji20(m): 2:47pm On Aug 22, 2018
sharp Girl..Na Wa oo.. the Taxify driver would be banned indefinitely if this lady reported him.. But, i am happy the lady didn't ,cos with his criminal tendency, if he is blocked on the platform ,he would go into stealing or kidnapping..

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by sholatech(m): 3:02pm On Aug 22, 2018
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Primusinterpares(m): 4:06pm On Aug 22, 2018
Smart one girl...
#saynotocheating.

Very soon like very soon, we will Start holding our leaders accountable.
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by hisexcellency34: 4:06pm On Aug 22, 2018
After every trip, Taxify will send you a notification of the amount of the trip and it must tally with what the driver showed you

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Adduce(m): 4:07pm On Aug 22, 2018
E pain that taxi driver no be small... grin grin

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by easynetsms(m): 4:08pm On Aug 22, 2018
Ok
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Nobody: 4:08pm On Aug 22, 2018
How does this add up? Does taxify not notify the person being driven what their trip cost?

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by agbonkamen(f): 4:09pm On Aug 22, 2018
Who is a taxifier Pls someone should tell me grin grin grin
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by tstx(m): 4:09pm On Aug 22, 2018
Trickery is allowed
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Lagosian29(m): 4:10pm On Aug 22, 2018
sholatech:
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

Correct guy.

Y she no show us ride details on her own phone.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by MyExpression(m): 4:10pm On Aug 22, 2018
I would have booked space but the thread isn't that interesting

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by lalanice(f): 4:10pm On Aug 22, 2018
undecided
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by bedspread: 4:10pm On Aug 22, 2018
While in Nigeria.... no one tells me my fare... I give them the fare based in my trip...
Taxify has Been very good for Me..

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by ojun50(m): 4:10pm On Aug 22, 2018
nice one you jst open some1 yash
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Iyaboonibipe: 4:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
You can add a card to your taxify account. It is better and safer.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by JacksonOyibo: 4:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
smiley
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by bentlywills(m): 4:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
Nonsense and ingredients

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by QuietHammer(m): 4:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
sholatech:
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

Like they say; smart phone, dumb user.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Yankee101: 4:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
Report him and have him taken off the application. No integrity no forward movement

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by dROC1: 4:12pm On Aug 22, 2018
sholatech:
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

I tire o. Any driver playing those tricks is playing with his livelihood because the rider would definitely notice the disparity from the trip summary.

Its not scam but just plain stupidity on the drivers part.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Hopebringer: 4:12pm On Aug 22, 2018
sholatech:
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

Yes but the amount isn't show to you alot of them do this.

Once you notice a driver playing alot with their phone during a trip you should be suspicious

Taxify drivers are really corrupt

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by danowena: 4:12pm On Aug 22, 2018
I am sure taxify will not do much. I had a bad experience with two of their drivers in Abuja as well. They promised to send me voucher codes that i am yet to receive till date despite sending several reminders. i have jejely moved to Uber. i do taxify when i have no choice or the fare difference between uber and taxify is huge. Uber treats the f-uck up of drivers with more decisiveness. Although same crop of drivers are on both platforms but they seem to behave better with uber.

Overall, the riders should monitor their trips and confirm from their own phones.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by Kenneth10110(m): 4:13pm On Aug 22, 2018
Abegi the man double him hustle ni na you know fall mugu. if your Oga drop rice for 200 you then sell for 300 wetin you go do give your boss 300 ?

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by ewenla7: 4:14pm On Aug 22, 2018
taxi drivers all over the world are prone to fraud. this one should be reported and banned. though taxify themselves cheat drivers so its a vicious cycle

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by fergieboy: 4:15pm On Aug 22, 2018
grin
Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by einsteine(m): 4:15pm On Aug 22, 2018
sholatech:
Still don't get the trick. The rider also gets notified about the amount to be paid directly by Taxify. You don't just pay what the driver shows you, you also check your trip details sent to you by Taxify.

Many people don't check. Sometimes the trip may even have been requested from another person's phone.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by mrjaydee(m): 4:16pm On Aug 22, 2018
agbonkamen:
Who is a taxifier Pls someone should tell me grin grin grin
is someone that was born in a taxi, lives in a Taxi, and will also die in a taxi. Hence the name taxifier grin

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by SEONaijaExpert: 4:16pm On Aug 22, 2018
Interesting. She was really observant I get his trick. He must have been doing it for a while and that doesn't mean he would stop.

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Re: Lady Busts Taxify Driver Who Tricks Passengers Into Paying More by ewenla7: 4:19pm On Aug 22, 2018
bedspread:
While in Nigeria.... no one tells me my fare... I give them the fare based in my trip...
Taxify has Been very good for Me..
sometimes trip summaries can be wrong due to app malfunction, GPS error etc

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