New York City Pedicab Scams have come to new highs because of the weakness of the pedicab laws and the lack of enforcement by the New York Police Department and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
New York City pedicab drivers charge $11 per minute for the rides and they add unauthorized tips without the customers’ signatures.
New York Pedicab Services was contacted by one of the victims of these pedicab scams and the victim provided the receipt of her ride where the pedicab driver charged her $11 per minute for the ride. Please see that receipt below:
The pedicab victim also indicated to New York Pedicab Services that she never authorized or signed the receipt for the authorization of the payment of a $176 tip.
New York Pedicab Services has recently received a lot of calls and emails from people who indicated that the pedicab driver added tips without any authorization. It seems that the pedicab drivers collectively engage in criminal activities.
New York City pedicab scammers use illegal rate cards like the rate card below to fraudulently charge $11 per minute:
Please, ask for a FULL PRICE UPFRONT before you get on a pedicab in New York City or you will most likely get scammed.