Guangzhou residents have expressed their dismay at the rampant fleecing and rejection of passengers by local taxi drivers, saying that it’s giving a bad impression of the place to tourists. Most drivers refuse to turn on their meters, preferring to charge set fees which net them more cash. However, what once amounted to a 10 RMB surcharge has recently become a fee at least double that of the would-be meter price. A Xinkuaibao journalist also reported a taxi giving her a fake 50 RMB note in change. One netizen said that taxi drivers who continued in this way would quickly be rejected by society.