Six Prague Taxi Drivers Accused for Overcharging by the Local Police

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The Prague Police department accused six taxi drivers and one former official at City Hall for overcharging customers. Of course, all the customers were foreign tourists.

The whole operation was really complicated, as detectives needed to monitor each taxi driver for enough rides to achieve the amount of 5.000 CZK or more, so it can be considered as felony. For monitoring they used actors, but also real tourists. They usually followed the taxi to its destination and then approached tourists to find out how much they paid for the ride.

Even the Police admitted they got the inspiration from the popular ‘Prague vs. Crooks‘ series. You can watch the first episode with English subtitles below:

It looks like the situation with taxis in Prague is changing, as such huge action has never happened before, and it’s definitely a good sign. Anyway, if you want to stay safe and not get scammed, check out our Ultimate Prague Taxi Guide.

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Michal B.

Michal has been born in Prague and living there for more than 30 years. His favorite neighborhoods are Brevnov and Hradcany. Even though he knows Prague a lot, he loves just getting lost there and imagine he's a tourist. Michal's super secret tip and hidden gem is a small bistro behind the Charles Bridge called ROESEL - beer & cake.

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