I’m still in Egypt on my first visit and almost fell a few of these scams and did for a couple.
Part 2: Neither of taxis I took had meters and one dropped me off in the middle of Old Cairo with a 5 minute walk to the destination I told in advance.
One of the EMO Tour guides encouraged me to purchase a single t-shirt for what converts to $50 USD!!!
At this point, my guards went up and I now suspicious of all encounters here.