How it works:
- Situation: in 2014, a major newspaper did an investigation and found that at 70% of the gas stations they visited, they were subject to one scam or another.
- Common trick: all gas stations have an attendant to pump your gas and one scam is to ‘forget’ to reset the machine to zero before pumping the gas.
- Other tricks: watered down gas; charging more; returning less change.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Ask the attendant to set the pump to zero before they pumping the gas and always check your change.