Dear Editor, It has come to my attention, that many times during the summer months people pull into a gas station in New Jersey on Route 17 or 4, and ask the attendant to fill up. Because people are busy or tired or sometimes go into the store to buy something, they fail to realize that they have been scammed.
When the customer comes out of the store, the gas attendant tells you 25-30-35-40 dollars and you pay – and only when you drive for a while you notice that you are still on empty! What the guy did, was just put the nozzle into the tank but never lifted the lever, so you end up paying what the last guy pumped and you received no gas.
I have personally tested the last Exxon station before the George Washington Bridge – where many people told me they only noticed when they were already on the bridge that they were ripped off. Sure enough, the guy tried to pull the same con job on me. I notified the owner – and told him this better not happen again.
Please go out of your car make sure that the meter states ZERO and that he starts pumping gas. When he is finished, start your car before paying to make sure that if you wanted to fill it up-that its FULL.
Do it every time you buy gas, it costs way too much for you to get ripped off and then get stuck in the middle of your trip.
A concerned reader.