Using credit/debit card? Read this note carefully. I didn’t 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 desperate due to the economy and constantly rising gas
prices. A friend just told me about something that happened to one of
his coworkers.She had 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 had not pressed the ‘clear’ button on the pump, the employee inside the store
was able to use her card to purchase his/her own gas! (How nice.)
To keep this from happening to you, 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…there it is! I shall be using it from now on.