How it works:
- Travelers have been intercepted by unlicensed taxi touts who call out their name posing as the private driver sent by your hotel. An inflated fare is then charged.
- These touts have either been tipped off by some airport staff whom they work with, or go around looking at names on placards.
Places to beware:
- Bishkek: Manas International Airport
What to do:
- If you have arranged for a driver, make sure to get the driver’s photo, name and contact number so you can verify them at the airport.