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Old 10-09-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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thanks for the post. I have seen this before. My question is...where the hell are the gas station employees ? They should be inspecting each pump every morning and keeping an eye out...that would solve 99% of the problems. Give me a break....the gas station manager should be held accountable. It's borderline negligence on their part in my opinion.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: mass
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thanks for the post. I have seen this before. My question is...where the hell are the gas station employees ? They should be inspecting each pump every morning and keeping an eye out...that would solve 99% of the problems. Give me a break....the gas station manager should be held accountable. It's borderline negligence on their part in my opinion.
The device looks small, though, and I got the idea that it is not noticible, so even if the manager looked he may not see it. Plus, not all gas stations are open 24/7, so they are probably put in when the gas station is closed.

Well, most of us could do the transaction as a credit card instead of debit.

Thanks for the warning!
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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You're welcome...I agree that credit cards are safer--much easier to correct the problem if somebody scams you. I think the worst though is if someone gets ahold of your checks.



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The device looks small, though, and I got the idea that it is not noticible, so even if the manager looked he may not see it. Plus, not all gas stations are open 24/7, so they are probably put in when the gas station is closed.

Well, most of us could do the transaction as a credit card instead of debit.

Thanks for the warning!
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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DO NOT USE YOUR DEBIT CARDS for everyday purchases. Use your credit cards, much safer.
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