Saturday, June 19, 2010
Credit Card at the Gas Pump
Using credit/debit card to purchase gasoline? Read this note very
carefully. I did not know about the clear button, but I will be pushing
the clear button before I swipe my gas or debit card and after just to
People are getting really desperate due to the constantly rising gas
prices. A friend just told me about something that happened to one of
She used her credit/debit card to purchase gas at the pump (like most
of us do). She received her receipt like normal.
However, when she checked her statement, there were two $50 charges
added in addition to her purchase. Upon investigation, she found out
that because she did not press the 'clear' button on the pump, the
employee inside the store was able to use her card to purchase his/her
To keep this from happening, after you get your receipt, you must press
the 'CLEAR' button or your information will be stored until the next
customer inserts their card.
I had never noticed the clear button but I got gas the other day and
sure enough it is there. I shall be using it from now on.
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