Traveller Tips

SCAM IN HANOI NOI BAI AIRPORT

Saturday, 22 October 2011 22:54

 

The scam goes like this:

You’ve booked Hotel ‘A’ and made arrangement to be picked up by a driver from Noi Bai Airport. When you exit from the airport, you’ll be looking out for a man, the driver, and a sign with your name on it. But what the scammer does is to copy your name from the real driver and stand in front of him. Then, when you identify yourself, that scumbag will drive you off to Hotel ‘B’ instead, claiming that Hotel ‘A’ is fully booked and that Hotel ‘B’ is a sister hotel, or under the same company. 

Images Detail Tip

 

The scam goes like this:

You’ve booked Hotel ‘A’ and made arrangement to be picked up by a driver from Noi Bai Airport. When you exit from the airport, you’ll be looking out for a man, the driver, and a sign with your name on it. But what the scammer does is to copy your name from the real driver and stand in front of him. Then, when you identify yourself, that scumbag will drive you off to Hotel ‘B’ instead, claiming that Hotel ‘A’ is fully booked and that Hotel ‘B’ is a sister hotel, or under the same company. 

Two things may happen to you from here:

1. In the middle of the journey, the driver will ask for the pick-up fee which will be a lot higher than normal. If you refuse to pay, he may use scare tactics by raising his voice or stopping in the middle of nowhere until you agree to pay.

2. Hotel ‘B’ will be much lower in standard than your booked Hotel ‘A’ but yet you are charged a lot more. 

Please be warned and inform your friends about it.

CAUTION:

THE TAXI DRIVERS AT AIRPORT ARE 99% SCAMS. THEY WILL DRIVE YOU TO ANOTHER HOTEL TO GET COMMISSION AND THE RECEPTIONIST IN THAT HOTEL WILL SAY THAT:

          - HANOI HOSTEL HAS PROBLEM WITH BOOKING SYSTEM AND OVER BOOKING AND ASK YOU TO STAY WITH THEM.

      - HANOI HOSTEL AND THEIR HOTEL ARE THE SAME OWNER AND OVERTHERE IS OVER BOOKING AND ASK YOU TO STAY THERE WITH THEM

HOW TO GET OFF SCAM:

         - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE OUR ADDRESS IN YOUR HAND( 91c HANG MA STREET or 32 HANG VAI STREET)

         - DO NOT BELIEVE THEM AND ACCEPT ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM DRIVER

         - ASK THE DRIVER DROP YOU OFF RIGHT ADDRESS

 

 

 


In order to avoid all the troubles with the taxi scams, we would love to offer you our pick up service from airport to our hostel , please kindly provide us your travel details via our email address: info@vietnam-hostel.com/ hnhostel@gmail.com

Option

Type of vehicle

Price per trip (USD)

Option 1

4 Seat Car

16

Option 2

7 Seat Car

18

Option 3

16 Seat Car

25

Option 4

24 Seat Van

Call

Option 5

45 Seat Coach

Call