Friday, 3 May 2013

Taxi credit card scam does not stay in Vegas

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Not all taxi scams stay in Vegas
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

Not so for a certain "little" credit card scam that was revealed this week.

In his cutting rebuke in Forbes, The Biggest Scam In Vegas May Be Your Taxi Ride, Andrew Bender pulls back the curtain on the outrageous credit card surcharges that plague visitors who leave their cash at home.
Read about Andrew Bender's discovery...

"Las Vegas is famous for shady characters who try to stay under the radar: card counters, bookies and, um, others. But some of the shadiest may be hiding in plain sight: taxi drivers. “We conservatively estimate airport passengers were overcharged $14.8 million in 2012,” reads an audit report on taxi services in Las Vegas..." [read more on Forbes]

IHateTaxis was flattered to be quoted in Bender's piece:
“Vegas is one of the most popular airports for taxi scams,” says Todd Romaine of, which provides info about local transportation from airports worldwide. In volume of scams, he puts Vegas on par with Rome, Bangkok and Cairo.

Related resources
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) transportation guide
Las Vegas Private Airport Roundtrip Transfer - avoid the stress, and book ahead!
Las Vegas Shared Airport Roundtrip Transfer - save money with shared transfers
Las Vegas Monorail Tickets - book your tickets before you go

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