Taxi cheats using GPS jammers to steal fares

ROGUE taxi drivers are using illegal GPS jammers to queue-jump and steal fares.

Dozens of Melbourne cabbies suspected of using the jammers have been reprimanded or have been given their marching orders by one taxi booking network.

And communications authorities warn the devices are a potential risk to public safety, as they can obscure the location of police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.

The contraband jammers can disguise the location of taxis by disrupting satellite navigation system signals.

Drivers have been caught using them in order to fool cab companies into giving them jobs even though they are not in the area.

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