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Mizzkizz7

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Gas Station Awareness
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:30:54 pm »
I went to get gas and noticed that the safety seal wasn't present, so I paid on the inside. Be careful because crooks can place card skimmers in the gas pump and you information along with others can be stolen.
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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 05:45:36 pm »
Great catch, you can't be too careful.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 05:49:30 pm »
Thank you for that reminder. 

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 06:05:04 pm »
Good that you noticed that. It was just on the news last night about being aware of your surroundings and they talked about gas station skimmers too.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 07:07:56 pm »
It was televised a couple of days ago via local news and national news that skimmers are now hacking in at gas stations to get your card info.  Be careful.
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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 05:06:26 am »
These crooks have used technology to their advantage  ::) and now can steal your card info without even using a skimmer. They just have to be in the same vicinity where your card is being used in order to get your card info.
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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 05:22:10 am »
:heart: :star: :heart: I heard about this the other day. As of today I haven't seen a safety sticker on a gas pump. Every time I go to the gas pump they don't have stickers! Maybe now its a new safety for gas stations?  :star: :heart:
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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2018, 06:06:55 am »
UGH. Thanks for the heads up. So glad these people use their minds for GOOD reasons- Sarcasm.....

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 06:49:34 am »
I went to get gas and noticed that the safety seal wasn't present, so I paid on the inside. Be careful because crooks can place card skimmers in the gas pump and you information along with others can be stolen.

yes, I have heard of this happening - be alert!

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2018, 07:10:16 am »
I always pay inside

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2018, 07:14:04 am »
I always pay inside so I can use my 5% discount code.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 08:02:14 am »
Don't really pay attention to a seal at the tank, but will from now on.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 08:39:59 am »
I don't know how other stations are, my daughter has a BP station.  If someone tries to mess with the pumps they will automatically shut down and she has to call the company to restart them.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 10:30:38 pm »
Also if u go inside...Lock your doors.Crooks will see if u left any valuables and *bleep* them while U r inside.

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Re: Gas Station Awareness
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2018, 07:35:30 am »
That was a good catch I don't eve know where the safety seal is but I get gift cards for the gas station and that is all I ever use.  Every few weeks my grocer has them $10 off a $50 card and so I save money and feel safer at the pump.

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