Speedway on Main Street - Compromised credit card
Has anyone had issues with their credit cards being compromised? A friend of mine has had her card compromised 4 times, one card was only used one time and that was as the Speedway.
I had mine abused once - while I ws buying gas in town someone was buying $100 worth in Texas..............I have alerts set up on my credit card....every time I buy gas and anytime there's a charge above a certain limit. This saves me from any surprises
I don't let those gas stations run my card. I always carry cash, just for gas. I don't trust the gas stations and I don't trust the people who work there.
We have a Valero card and only get gas there. We get 8 cents/gallon off the cash price for using it.
Or pump your own gas.
And get in trouble with the law
I have my credit cards send me a text/email for every transaction. That way I know if there’s activity on cards I rarely use.
However, if there’s fraudulent charges that’s the credit card company’s problem to deal with. Call up, flag the purchase, get a new card number, and go on your merry way. Still easier and safer than cash.
Are there other gas stations in Mansfield and Hackettstown that are also shady?
I had a card compromised I BELIEVE at Speedway, about 5-6 years ago. There was no way for me to be 100% sure, but it was a card I hadn't used in awhile, and Speedway was the only place I used it...
Never use debit or credit for gas!
"Never use debit or credit for gas!"
Debit - yes.. aside from the "hold" tying up your actual funds, if someone hacks the card that money is gone.
Credit - What's the problem? Every card I have has a $0 fraud liability.
I can understand if having a credit card is bad for someone with over-spending habits, but that's not really specific to it being bad for buying gas.
That’s why I always pay cash!!!! Easiest way in the world for them to steal card info is at a gas station...I wouldn’t go to raceway if the gas was free!!! Is it stillsome cheap gas mixed with water???
You would need to clarify in detail what you mean by the word "compromised", and supply evidence to the effect that the one card never saw the light of day by anyone.
In my experience in Hackettstown when people are vague, it often is open to misinterpretation or delusional interpretation by some people to the point of it sturring up a negative emotional response towards those that hear or read it, with the express purpose of weaponizing innocent or evil people into wrongful actions or responses, towards something that might not even be a part of reality.
I would never trust anyone getting out of a car at a full-service pump, more often than not they are aggressive, confrontational, rude, try to force their way through you to pump gas, and just being a plain nuisance.
I only use credit for gas purchases!! Never cash. I'm a Costco member and use their Citi Rewards Visa for 4% back on gas purchases at just about all gas stations. Chase Freedom and Discover also off 5% back on gas at various times during the year. We need the gas might as well get something back for it is my motto.
I had one station charge $5 right after the legitimate gas fill. Obviously a worker getting creative. Caught right away and disputed the charge online. I don't see the person their anymore, sure the boss figured out what he was doing via my dispute.
Just set your credit card alerts for $0.01 or more and set to text message alerts. Then you get an alert when any charge goes through. Easier to deal with the credit card when they only lose say $25 versus 25k...
It was speedway. Across from Lowes. IDK exactly how many years ago it was, but it was Speedway when it happened.
I recall hearing about something at the Raceway across from Lowes next to what was Al's cleaners as well.
"Just set your credit card alerts for $0.01 or more and set to text message alerts. Then you get an alert when any charge goes through."
Great advice iJay.
I nominate this for post of the day.
"I recall hearing about something at the Raceway across from Lowes next to what was Al's cleaners as well."
Damn! It was Raceway!!! It really sucks getting old.... CRS disease.... Can't Remember Sh1t!!!!
Raceway/Speedway, honest mistake lol
Use CC all the time (receive rebates), never had any problem any where I fill up in NJ. I am fully aware of the issues being brought up on this post.
I've had the guy at us gas, on main street pump me for more then I asked for twice....I didnt have ANY other money, nor do I have credit or debit card.......first time I came back later that day to pay, but this time I just havent had the money yet to pay him back. Not a scam but it's frustrating......being im broke........
I can't imagine it's any kind of scam but am curious whats up, is this guy just not paying attention.......does anyone know what kind of recourse they have if they arent willing to let you leave and come back later to pay??? I've heard a place in Budd Lake called the police because the customer couldnt pay.......my thoughts were it isnt the customers fault if they let it run over.......any thoughts?
tell them exactly how much money you are spending - and also tell them not to top it off
I always pay with cash and always tell them how much first........the guy just didnt program it in and walked away........
I’ve had US gas on Main Street pump more than I asked twice as well, before I stopped going there all together. I had to jump out of my car and stop the pump myself. He would’ve just let it fill up. Seems like maybe this is something he does regularly.
wow maybe it is a "thing" because it sure sounds like it.........I would think that if you do it once you would be more careful.....
Hand the attendant the money first. That’s what we did years ago when paying with a credit card was only done on big purchases. Every day items were paid in cash. Would hand a $5 bill and say five dollars regular please. That's pretty clear. If they still over fill it’s on them.
Been going there for a while now using my debit card and no issues yet.
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