Taxi Cab Cash Switch-Up | Scam City

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Host Conor Woodman exposes a taxi driver handing out counterfeit change to customers. | For more Scam City, visit

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XxPepperMintxX August 9, 2013 - 1:58 AM

Should have called the police anyways. He's going to do it to many other people. Look at how loud he got, thinking that it's a sure thing. From the sound of it, he's probably fooled and scammed many. Shame

CwR812 August 22, 2013 - 4:05 AM

i´d probably do the same with the wage they got

Sneaky_Turdd August 26, 2013 - 10:49 AM

shoudl hav called the police

Joe Momma September 26, 2013 - 9:37 PM

It wouldn't have made a lick of difference. No matter where you are, the people look after their own. The police would be more inclined to believe him over you regardless of the proof you have. Probably make you pay him more money.

Joe Momma September 26, 2013 - 9:38 PM

How's about instead of ripping people off from their hard earned money, you go out there and get a better paying job? There is never a justifiable excuse to cheat someone.

Chư Pưh Thành Phố October 3, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Yea shit taxi driver all shit pusssy

Gica Petrescu December 13, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Thank you Conor, will remember this one.

Alan kelana December 18, 2013 - 5:24 AM

Fuck you taxi driver!

Bram .Huis in 't Veld January 5, 2014 - 2:41 AM

haha happened to me in Rosario

John Doe January 30, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Trying to accuse him of passing fake bills and extorting money from him.

Roxane Langlois September 19, 2014 - 10:25 PM

This is so sad. It shows what type of actions people come to do under economic stress. I do believe this man when he says he wants to feed his children.

Henryque Ferreira April 9, 2015 - 8:34 PM

I'm going to Buenos Aires on May/1 . I'll remember to film every money i'll give.

Brina JLamar February 9, 2016 - 8:42 AM

I was there on november 2013, and I don't know if things changed ever since this show was filmed but people out there were SOO kind and friendly and I never got a bad experience with taxi drivers, them all were polite, so the police and random people me and my friend talked to when we were asking for help when we didn't know where to go to get to our hotel or find any street. I was actually walking down the streets at 2 am in the morning and I felt REALLY safe there, unlike my own country, when I walk on streets at 2 am and I got chills on my neck.

Manu Latorre March 12, 2016 - 3:39 AM

fake as fuck

Alejandro Bossan April 19, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Fake as shit.

Trine Hemmelig July 21, 2016 - 10:32 AM

This has happened to me once in Spain. Going to Buenos Aires tomorrow, so making sure to get a photo of my banknotes just in case. It's one of those better safe than sorry things when you travel. It's one of the things that's usually 10% about the money and 90% about pride.. I've been tricket for one euro before at it still gave me an awful feeling. Don't want to leave BA with bad memories.

Claudio Velazquez September 28, 2016 - 12:27 AM

aguante uber

lasca4 November 13, 2016 - 12:54 PM


Taximeter shows $252.58 but when they ask the taxidriver says "Noventa" ($90)

I think this is fake

Aragorn January 30, 2017 - 9:27 AM

in question: take pictures of the ticket before paying something. I am Argentino.

Edson M.C May 30, 2017 - 10:45 PM

it was at this moment he knew…he fucked up

ابن الحجاز العظيم August 27, 2017 - 4:48 PM

If you want to stress yourself and waste your energy every day and ruin your trip just move to Turkey

Fraz K September 16, 2017 - 4:09 AM

Happened to me in Budapest. The guy switched the bigger note with a smaller one.

2B Cactus December 7, 2017 - 1:57 PM

How about we just gave him a fake money lol

only in America January 19, 2018 - 4:28 PM

"aye almost got me aye aye FREE RIDE aye"

Tidwell January 24, 2018 - 2:36 AM

we all work everyday to feed kids. gtfo

Ismail May 2, 2018 - 7:22 PM

To the smartasses that say it's fake because of the taximeter. Well i rarely see people use a taximeter. And besides sometimes people let it on. That taximeter is no proof.

Soo Baek August 19, 2018 - 8:18 PM

All yellow cabs on Egyptian Bazaar Istanbul seem a team and involved on this taxi scam. I was a traveler, stopped by Istanbul on 19 July 2018 and had about 5 hours of city tour by myself as part of recon on upcoming Turkey trip. My last stop was Egyptian Bazaar then I took a Taxi to Airport. The taxi driver was asking me for 280 Turkish Lira (TL); usual cost is about 20 Euro or 70 TL but I had to negotiate down to 180TL due to bad traffic at the time and I was worried on my tight flight schedule. Anyway he made a taxi U-turn from outer lane (4th lane I believe) and parked inner lane of same direction (1st lane from center) then he got out of the car then younger driver (beard guy) took over old driver. He drove short distance and parked his taxi underpass road then he started asking me for a starting money. He said it can be any amount of money to start Taxi but then he refused to take any money from me when I tried to give him few dollars or TL. He kept saying “you do not understand me” “I need small money to start taxi” at one point he wanted to see my wallet to show and then all of my money were gone when this taxi driver touched my wallet except small bills such as 1, 5, and 10 dollars. Then this guy told me to get out of taxi and then take another taxi because of the road we are on is Turkish Autobahn and is very expensive to drive. One could imagine what would happened to the rest of my journey. Shame on Turkish taxi drivers!!!

J C C September 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

These fucks just stole T E s video.

TheMobbz1 September 11, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Fake video

Jose Flores March 5, 2019 - 12:17 PM

boludo, bueno para los pretestos,

tealosophy April 19, 2019 - 2:20 AM

Ride with Uber whenever you can, TAXIS here a a horrid mafia.

Julz Caramel May 19, 2019 - 2:35 PM

And the Oscar goes tooooo… the cab driver !!!🤣👌

OmegaMan May 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

100 Argentine Pesos equates to $2.23 USD. That’s a cheap cab ride and i cant believe they actually make counterfeits of such a small bill

Jeff Kessel September 1, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Had similar issue in rome. They say you gave them a 10 when you give a 50

CatBlaster December 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Dirty shit. Look what having kids does to you.

Dark Umbra May 19, 2020 - 7:33 AM

So cringe watching this English dude trying to communicate with the taxi driver by speaking to him in English. It didn't help that his assistant wasn't a native Spanish speaker either.

Raymond Duke July 22, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Smart move taking a picture. I was fooled by this scam in Turkey. Cost me $60 USD.