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Thread: Using a Credit Card for Gas

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    After the lengthy discussion on this board about gas prices, here is something else we should be aware of!





    Good advice - -


    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 be safe.


    People are getting really desperate due to the constantly rising gas prices.

    A friend just told me about something that happened to one of his coworkers.


    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 2 $50.00 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 own gas!

    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.
    Be sure to tell all your friends/family so that this doesn't happen to them. 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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    Wow, I never noticed a clear button on the pump. Thanks for this good info!

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    Thanks for the info!! This is how we pay all the time!!

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    wow... what next. This is valuble info. WE SHOULD ALSO MAKE SURE WHEN AN EMPLOYEE OF ANY retail place hands you a receipt to sign your half of the debit/credit card, ask them to show you THEIR half of the receipt, because they may have your FULL account number on theirs and you (as should be) will have all the x's and the last 4 digits of your account number
    on the one you sign. My son told me that some girl was braging about how she was able to do this at some quick stop she worked at and she was laughing about how easy it was to do. Well she isn't working there any more, I guess she told the wrong person....

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    According to Snopes.com, this is s "faulse" alert
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/clearbutton.asp


    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB
    After the lengthy discussion on this board about gas prices, here is something else we should be aware of!





    Good advice - -


    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 be safe.


    People are getting really desperate due to the constantly rising gas prices.

    A friend just told me about something that happened to one of his coworkers.


    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 2 $50.00 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 own gas!

    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.
    Be sure to tell all your friends/family so that this doesn't happen to them. 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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    I buy my gas at Sams and I dont even know if there is a clear button on the pump. I know this is a myth from the Snopes site but I never even bothered to look for a clear button.

    Funny thing is we never go anywhere much and what places we do go they are really close to us, so a tank of gas last us over a month. Yes retirement does have its advantages!! :mrgreen:

    Also our Lincoln Town Car gets great gas mileage, 21mpg in the city and almost 32mpg on the road. So you can imagine my face when I do pull up to the pump to fill up. :shock:

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    Thanks for the tip. I never noticed.

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