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CHEATING at the Gas Pump 2 years 5 months ago #16003

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CHEATING at the gas pumps (PRINT OUT YOUR RECEIPTS!!!)


This email was sent to me by a friend whose cousin is the LA fire
captain.

This is true. It happened to them three weeks ago somewhere in Pomona on
our way to Pechanga. The pump should have totaled @ $68.00 (and change).
When the receipt was printed, and she checked it was $ 77.00 (and
change).

She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them
do the math. They refunded her. she told them that if they cheat, they
had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the
receipt. Not her ??????

We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere.

Brian pumped exactly one gallon of gas. The price did not match the cost
of one gallon. It was higher.. He went inside and complained, got a
refund.

There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain.

This is a true story, so read it carefully.

On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a BP gas station in GA. My truck's gas
gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at
$3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere
around 14 gallons to fill it up.

When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped, I began to slow it
down. Then, to my surprise, it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under
my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not.

Then it showed 17 gallons on the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This
was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I
went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a
report that 1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show
more gas had been pumped than a person actually got.

Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount:

Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank,
then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10
times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged.

In my case, as I said, the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon; my
dollar amount for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. I wish I had
checked the pump. It doesn't matter where you pump gas ??? please
check the 10 gallon price . If you do find a station that is cheating,
contact the state Agriculture Department , and direct your comments to
the Commissioner ?????? the info is on the gas pumps.
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story?
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Re: CHEATING at the Gas Pump 2 years 5 months ago #16004

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Re: CHEATING at the Gas Pump 2 years 5 months ago #16009

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I wish it wasn't true but here in our little town this is happening. I went to a local gas station with a 5 gallon gas container that had possibly over 1 gallon of gas already in it but to my surprise after I had left I was charged for over 7 gallons of gas that I had put on my credit card. Not having time to return to the store I reported it to the manager over the phone that there may be a problem with this pump and explained what had happened. They said they would look into it since they were not aware. Since I had already left I was not trying to be reimbursed for the 5-6 dollars that I was over charged but the information of checking the pump before a fill up may be wise except I don't see how to check the amount unless you do have a gas container that only holds a certain amount. Since this has happened I wonder how many times I have filled up and was charged for more gas than I received. Good post in keeping us aware that this is happening even here for there have been times that I have filled up and couldn't believe that my car had held the amount it showed that I had pumped when my tank is a 13 gallon tank and my gauge showed to still have close to 1/2 filled yet the pump showed that I had must have been under a quarter of a tank for I paid for over 10 gallons. At the price of fuel now days it is good to be aware that the pumps and stations you trust may not be accurate. :(
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Re: CHEATING at the Gas Pump 2 years 5 months ago #16010

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What gas station? So we can all go down and pump 10 gallons of gas and see if it matches the price of a gallon of gas.
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story?
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