Foreign Student Charged $4,240 for Taxi Ride

Foreign Student Charged $4,240 for Taxi Ride

Chicago Police are looking for the taxi driver who scammed the collage student from China out of several thousand dollars on a 150 mile Taxi ride to Champaign, Illinois.

The 18-year-old University of Illinois student arrived at O’Hare airport at 6 P.M. on August 20th, and was approached by a Taxi driver who offered to drive him to Champaign, for $1,000.

Upon arriving at the campus, the cabbie demanded $4,800 for the journey. The student said he didn’t have that much so he gave him all he had.

A web site designed to book taxi rides World Taxi Meter, says that riders should expect to pay $290 for a Taxi fare from O’Hare to Champaign, a 150 mile trip, or even as another alternative a bus ride which costs around $30.

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via: Daily Mail

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