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05/25/2010 09:19 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

22,000 Taxi Drivers Ripped Off Passengers In Massive Rate-Switching Scam

It was worse than you thought: Nearly 22,000 cab drivers ripped off riders in a massive rate-switching scam that netted the underhanded hacks more than a million bucks.

Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said Monday that "in the neighborhood of 40 drivers" ripped off more than 1,000 passengers each.

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