Myself and family use a lot cabs from a local company.
The minimum fare is £5 which is understandable. Today a got one, a 1.5 mile 4min drive and
when I gave him the
fiver he said in foreign accent "more mone, more money". He wanted £7, no big deal but
it annoyed me enough to call the cab company who said they would deal with it. To my
made him come back to my house and refund the overcharge.
The last taxi I used was in Portugal. The driver gave me a fixed price for the journey but due to crashes and all sorts of horrors he had to take a longer route.
As we neared our destination he picked up a piece of card and placed it in front of the meter which I had not noticed and on arrival he asked for the fare that we had agreed and I paid him.
Before the driver went I asked him why he had covered the meter. He replied "Due to the longer journey the actual cost was nearly twice what I told you but as we had agreed a price I didn't want to embarass you by showing what it should have been".
I phoned the Taxi company up a few times about it and they expressed their dismay about what was happening but i never really got to the bottom of it,as far as i could see they had a meter and licensed plates,the company knew each driver when i phoned to ask about this charging scheme so it went unresolved,i dont use them anymore but they are still in business