Sometimes, it's not even the meter but it's the luggage that makes you fall into a scam. It has been seen that the taxi or auto driver have often charged extra for each piece of luggage one is carrying. However, with the advent of Uber, Ola and other such car services, these scams can be avoided more often than that in the past, but still these scams are very much present.
2. Currency scam
Let me tell you a personal experience. Long before the pandemic hit us, my friends and I had taken our much awaited Goa trip. On one particular evening, we wanted to enjoy the setting sun and hence decided to rent some benches facing the sea. The rent was decent enough but on negotiating the person-in-charge even agreed to a lowered rent.
We paid him and almost made ourselves comfortable on these fancy benches when the person-in-charge along with some others came to us showing a 500 rupee note and saying that we had given them a torn note. I was pretty sure that the note I had given him was not a torn or damaged note but since we couldn't prove that to him, we had to pay him another 500 rupee note.
I was so disappointed but I knew this was going to be a lesson for me.
Hence, counterfeit currency scam is unfortunately quite common in India and in spite of Government interventions, there has been hardly any results.
But sometimes it's not even fake currency rather one might be tricked into believing that one had not given the correct change and hence end up paying extra in spite of paying the correct amount. Hence, it's very necessary to be extra vigilant while paying.