>Landing at airport in third world country. >Immediately harassed by scammer taxi services

>Landing at airport in third world country
>Immediately harassed by scammer taxi services
Why do so few countries seem interested in regulating this and protecting tourists from being scammed as the first interaction they have with a local? It's such a bad look for any country.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    They looked so weak. You can always pull down his pants and gives him an assrape he would never forget. That'll stop him from scamming any more tourists.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do so few countries seem interested in regulating this and protecting tourists from being scammed as the first interaction they have with a local?

    these guys pay the police off to not interfere with their scamming, or give police a take of whatever they scam every day

    the government is in on it, and they don't care that a few dummies get taken to the cleaners when 99% slip through without a problem

    the culture in asia is basically that if you are stupid enough to fall for a scam of this type, then you deserved it

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's not a question of intelligence. If you're coming from a high trust society and it's your first time travelling to a shithole of course you're going to get scammed. And I'm pretty sure that they're losing much more long term because of the impact it has on the reputation of their country as a friendly tourist destination.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are normal people like the ones you describe, and then there's Northern Europeans. They a) either don't even notice they're being scammed, cause for them everything is so cheap outside their own country or b) they do realize they got scammed and think it's just a cool story to tell. They're not even annoyed.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, it's impossible to explain what a low trust society is like to people who haven't experienced it.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even if you get in a scam taxi without realizing, you can call them out and cause a scene and get them to stop. I know a Korean girl that did it in Vietnam. She took it half way when she realized. Ended up getting out and told him to frick off without paying and got in a grab. Saved money actually because didn't have to pay the airport exit toll loool.

    Tell them to call the cops if they have a problem. Since they will lose face and cops would side with you, they never will.

    They get in trouble in countries where they want tourists. So take pics and vids of the driver and license plate and tell them you'll report it.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and cops would side with you
      doubt.jpg
      It's a perfect situation to push for a bribe.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, especially with the whiteys-are-arrogant-neocolonialists-who-think-they-can-still-push-everyone-around meme, you can't necessarily expect police to side with you over a local at all.

        Sure there will be some good guys who don't want to give their country a bad name, but tbh even the desire to have a good reputation is starting to be seen as "toadying" and "lacking in self-respect" in many places.

        I'm specifically looking at you, China and South Korea, but it applies to other places now as well.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          First off, you're an idiot if you think the police are going to take time out of their day, because some tourist told a taxi driver they weren't paying them 5 dollars.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            In Third World countries, virtually nobody will call the police to involve them in a personal conflict. Also, nobody fricks with the taxi drivers. Many of them are the eyes and ears for organized crime. Driving in Latin America, one learns to yield to taxis whenever reasonable.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              You're not fricking with a taxi driver, by paying the initially agreed upon price. Go look for attention back on tiktok, homosexual.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          In China cops would absolutely side with the tourist and in fact there is a dedicated hotline specifically for reporting taxi scams, which is operated very effectively. Now if you get pickpocketed later in your trip, good luck with that, but for some reason they run a really tight ship with the taxi scamming

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        cop will either not come so driver gets nothing, but more likely cop will be a fricking hero and slam driver for clout, these drivers are small time scammers and easy fish to fry, probably couldn't even bribe them away because victim is right there, if it came to light, the cop could get shamed into stepping down, you know how hard it is to get literally any government position in Nam? Very coveted cushy job.
        They are basically always getting side money one way or another, but this kind of hero shit chases away impugning their integrity so they can keep hustling long term. That is the game.

    • 8 months ago
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  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The video this thumbnail is from only has 2.6k views and I watched it yesterday before seeing it on here, are you stalking me OP? Jokes aside, it's not something that's ever really going to be addressed, I don't think the governments really care about tourists getting chargeda few extra dollars, pounds or whatever

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a scam. He's just an idiot that didn't understand. They're a shuttle that will wait till it's full with 4 people and he wanted to leave now.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't even watch the video. I just took the first image that popped up on Google when typing 'scam taxi'. It was just to illustrate the thread.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do so few countries seem interested in regulating this
    Because locals do not fall victim to those kinds of scams, so there is not much interest in fixing it until sufficient outside pressure builds up.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Overpayment for a service rendered is not a scam, it is mere price gouging. Don't be a sucker and take off in a taxi without negotiating your fare. A scam involves payment for a fictitious service. Why should every local government be a nanny state and sanitize everything for the benefit of tourists? I'd rather just hop on the back of an illegal mototaxi waiting outside the arrivals area and get where I want to go.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Alright but even if it's not a scam stricto sensu, there's still harassing tourists wish is annoying, and taking advantage of people being excessively tired by long plane trips. It's still shady behavior that doesn't give a good image of the country

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >arrive at airport in third world
    >see dozens of taxi drivers lined up waving at you
    >"TAXI TAXI U NEED TAXI?!"
    >simply pass by them, ignoring them and if they try to touch me I recoil away in disgust
    >go to the Grab/Uber stall to book my transportation, or just opt for a taxi that is from a reputable service based on my online research prior to arriving
    >never had a problem

    IT IS THIS SIMPLE

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >go to the Grab/Uber stall to book my transportation, or just opt for a taxi that is from a reputable service based on my online research prior to arriving
      This does not exist everywhere you fricking idiot.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've been to more than 70 countries and literally, the only place that didnt have a transport app was ALBANIA.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why does a third world country not strictly regulate all of their economy
    because it's a third world country. they can't.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of these countries are spending lots of money to develop their tourist industries, because it is the easiest industry to build from scratch. One of the first thing they should do is clean their airport, it's the first thing that people see when they arrive

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        The reason poor countries exist is primarily cultural.

        There's several common traits inherent to poor countries. A big one is lack of rule of law or ambiguously enforced laws. Another is lack of long term perspective (who cares about tomorrow's tourists, let's rip these ones off today). Another is nepotism (taxi scammers have some connection to the ruling party e.g. through a taxi man's union). All of these play into the taxi scam. There's other causes, such as ambiguous ownership of property and lack of access to credit, countries that can overcome these (e g. South Korea) don't stay poor.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    taxis are overpriced trash. I go to Tijuana and all taxis want 20-30 dollars when uber is literally 3-5 dollars .

    for same exact location I want to go to. They won't even negotiate which makes no sense either. They just stand around screaming at people if they want a taxi. They would rather stand around than actually be working. It makes no sense

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Taxi drivers are "eyes" for criminal organizations. I never trust them.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the USA will allow it because its money making business

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Taxis are scum all over the world not even in 3rd world shit holes. Even here in Sydney they try and scam you even if you're a local, I couldn't imagine how much they scam foreigners. They're fricking c**ts and I enjoy arguing with them no matter where I am

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here in Thailand I use an app called "bolt". It's about 1/2 thr price normal motorcycle or car taxis charge. The driver arrives near instantly, usually 1 minute waiting time.

    I asked the morons standing around yelling for customers why they didn't change their price considering everyone uses the app. He said to me
    >use the app then
    So I did, and he didn't get a customer.

    Basically the taxi drivers get paid a daily rate to stand around and not drive. The driving is just a bonus / commission. They would rather stand around doing nothing than drive.

    Bolt and other apps give them let's of standing around time as they piss away their meager wage on cigarettes and sodas. That's what they want.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What I don't get is that everyone talks about GRAB app in Thailand, when it is literally twice the price of the same ride on BOLT.

      wtf?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Basically the taxi drivers get paid a daily rate to stand around and not drive.

      Wait, who pays them for standing around? That doesn't make sense

  13. 7 months ago
    sage

    Hopefully, the youtuber will expose him and his regime will burn him alive for dishonouring his country.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    cuz most shithole countries are shitholes because they're all literally too lazy to tidy the place up and make it not a shithole
    some places have been around for 3000 years and yet 200 year old countries like the US and Australia fricking shit all over them simply cuz they did a little bit of fricking work

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do so few countries seem interested in regulating this and protecting tourists from being scammed as the first interaction they have with a local? It's such a bad look for any country.
    Countries want tourists because they want your money. People still go to these countries regardless of the behaviour of touts.
    Why would they do anything?

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    How hard is it to research the country you're going to? Just fricking look at the average price on their taxi app or something, jesus. Even if they are cheating, they're only cheating for like what 10 bucks?

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