VIDEO. Paris: a fake taxi irritates a couple of tourists

An investigation was opened Thursday after the scam suffered by Thai tourists, announcement The Parisian.

Bad experience in Paris. A couple of Thai tourists cheated by a stealth taxi in Paris posted a video of this driver who asked them for 247 euros for a trip from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris. More than 20,000 views on YouTube, the video has captured the attention of the authorities who opened a survey on Thursday for "illegal exercise of the taxi profession", announcement The Parisian who cites a judicial source.

The video shows the couple wondering about this prohibitive price and asks the driver to show them his taxi license and the application he uses. The man mentioned the private driver, but the VTC company said Parisian that she did not know him. Faced with the couple's refusal to pay the bill, the driver gets angry, closes the car doors from inside and continues to roll through the streets of the capital. "We decided to pay 200 euros to go down," said the newspaper Charkrid Thanhachartyothin.

Call for supervision

After the events, the couple returned to Thailand without having time to complain in France, adds Le Parisien. The "Boers", the taxi police, are now responsible for finding the clandestine before other tourists collapse.


In a message posted Wednesday on Facebook, Charkrid Thanhachartyothin said he received many messages of empathy and advised his fellow travelers on a trip to Paris to exercise caution before getting into a taxi.

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