PassApp scam

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Re: PassApp scam

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:26 pm
There is a 'cancel button' in the Grab app. I used it this morning, you just didn't find it. Calling the driver and asking him to cancel isn't fair. Grab will charge him for any cancellation (3000r if I remember well), but they won't if a customer cancels. So next time this happens don't rely on the driver to cancel your trip. If you make the booking and you cancel it there are no charges for the driver.
Geez I looked everywhere for it! Where have they hidden it?

Their app sucks so badly compared to the common platform PassApp/UGO711/etc use.

Also, is there any way to select your destination on a map in Grab's app? Because doing it by address is a PITA.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:44 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:01 pm


Which is most certainly the "I'm going to take you the longest way possible while ignoring your increasing frustration" scam when you want to go from Boeung Tompun to Toul Tom Poung. :D
I think you should consider the possibility that when tuk tuk drivers go the wrong way it's not because they are trying to scam you, it's because they are fucking stupid.
There's that.

We're in a bit of an obscure location in BT and if the usual access is blocked by a tent, the only route to our place gets very detailed. What always amuses me is the look of fear and bewilderment on a driver's face if he doesn't know the area and he's wondering how he's going to get back out, after the 10 or so directions I've given from the pagoda to our place. I will stand and talk him through getting back to 271, and he will ask me to repeat it several times ... and then drive off in the exact opposite direction.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by Kammekor » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:45 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Kammekor wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:26 pm
There is a 'cancel button' in the Grab app. I used it this morning, you just didn't find it. Calling the driver and asking him to cancel isn't fair. Grab will charge him for any cancellation (3000r if I remember well), but they won't if a customer cancels. So next time this happens don't rely on the driver to cancel your trip. If you make the booking and you cancel it there are no charges for the driver.
Geez I looked everywhere for it! Where have they hidden it?

Their app sucks so badly compared to the common platform PassApp/UGO711/etc use.

Also, is there any way to select your destination on a map in Grab's app? Because doing it by address is a PITA.
If I remember well it's hidden under your 'personal' button.
With Grab I have not yet been able to select on the map.

I prefer the passapp over Grab too. But when I have multiple destinations or there's a good promo I use Grab.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:46 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Also, is there any way to select your destination on a map in Grab's app? Because doing it by address is a PITA.
I actually don't use PassApp myself because reasons, Mrs S does all the PassApping. I was watching over her shoulder the other day and I was frankly impressed with how you can refine the locations on the app's map by dragging the pin to a more precise location. I just wish it connected more easily.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by walkjivefly » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:07 pm

Another scam which I don't think has been mentioned before: (PassApp) driver started the trip/meter about half way between the point where he accepted the job and where he picked me up. It was only a couple of hundred metres so I didn't bother arguing about it, but something else to watch out for.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:24 pm

walkjivefly wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Another scam which I don't think has been mentioned before: (PassApp) driver started the trip/meter about half way between the point where he accepted the job and where he picked me up. It was only a couple of hundred metres so I didn't bother arguing about it, but something else to watch out for.
Crafty bugger. Imagine what these (scamming) guys could achieve if they actually put their mind to earning legitimate money.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:46 pm

Mrs Stroppy reported the driver for the screenshot scam, and the official response from PassApp was that they'd "ask the driver to not do it again."

He's going to need some Tiger Balm for a burn like that.
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by cautious colin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:58 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm


Also, is there any way to select your destination on a map in Grab's app? Because doing it by address is a PITA.

Image

top right when booking. Map does jump to the nearest known place but it works pretty well. make sure your cursor is in the 'i'm going to' box before
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by GMJS-CEO » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:49 pm

Is Exnet still around? That was my Taxi app of choice
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Re: PassApp scam

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:12 am

When are they arriving at the temple town airport? Competition would definitely be appreciated over the tuk tuk mafia over there.
Last time checked no availability of either service.

Of note, Bajaj put up a big poster offering ones for rent in missus’ commune.
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