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Old 09-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #1

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Beware of Taxi's at WDW

WE have used Taxi's often and we are very careful of what cab we use. This is why!


Deputies: Taxi driver ripped off Disney tourists
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012 - 4:19 am
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities have arrested a taxi driver who they say ripped off tourists at Disney hotels.

The Orlando Sentinel reports two pairs of undercover Orange County Sheriff's detectives made reservations last week from two Disney resorts for a taxi to take them to SeaWorld. They were investigating reports from tourists who paid for round-trip fares but were stranded when the driver failed to show up for the return trip.

Officials say the driver told detectives he was from Mears - the only company authorized to pick up and drop off customers at Disney resorts. They later identified him as 53-year-old Nankishore Ramkisoon, who once worked for Mears but is now an independent driver.

He is charged with one count of committing communications fraud and two counts of scheming to defraud.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about everyone else, but why would you pay round trip with a taxi service knowing that something like this could happen? Unfortunately, the world isn't exactly the most honest place even at Disney. It's good to be vigilant.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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I'm thinking that maybe people like the feeling of having everything paid-in-advance ...personally, I don't even like it when doctors charge me before seeing the doctor. Forget a cab service -pay when service is rendered.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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But the Mear's Taxis are metered. It is very illegal for a metered cab, if driving within its jurisdiction, to use a flat fee. And WDW, USF, and SWO are all in Orange County.
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