The gas pump scam: thieves are switching hoses at gas stations!

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Have you heard about the new gas pump scam? If not, beware, because thieves are switching hoses at the gas station! Thieves have time to figure out how to scam us. There’s not much to it, just perfect timing and making sure the potential victim is distracted. Like a twisted magic trick, the gas your pumping is appearing in someone else tank.

The gas pump scam: thieves are switching hoses at gas stations!

Their newest scam, for all we know, is to get there before you do, switch the gas hoses and wait for you. As you can see, it’s fairly simple – they actually use the nozzle from the other side. they put it in their gas tank, while the nozzle from their side is put right there on the victim’s side. When the victim arrives and takes his/hers card and put it in the slot, the thief gets what he came for and the victim is left at the gas pump with no gas and less money. So next time you go at the gas pump check twice if the hose you are using is attached to your pump!

You can see how the scam actually works in the video below:


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