I thought I would just post this as a bit of a warning!
Just recently my friend got a taxi home after a night out and had no cash with him so when he got home he asked the taxi driver to just wait outside his house while he went in to get some money. As a gesture of good will my friend gave the taxi driver his phone.
While my friend was in the house getting some cash the taxi driver drove off with his phone. Unfortunately it was never returned and my friend has no details of the licence plate or driver ID to be able to chase this up as the taxi firm were absolutely no help!
You might just think one dodgy taxi driver, however this weekend another friend was being dropped off in a taxi and had his iphone on his knee. As he got out he didn't realise but the phone fell on the taxi floor. As soon as the door shut he realised his phone was missing and chased the driver who didn't stop. He then rang the phone the driver picked up and then hung up and turned the phone off. We have since left messages asking for the safe return of the phone to no avail.
As my friend went to a shop on the way it is likely he may be able to get a licence plate from the shop camera but we will see if this is possible and whether it does any good.
Anyway I thought I would post this to just say take care when getting a cab and maybe note licence numbers especially if it's after a night out!