FUEL PUMP SCAM:
These digital fuel pumps are being used by filling station attendants to scam fuel buyers.
It had happened to me several times but my suspicion was not confirmable and contestable.
Yesterday, I opted to buy N2,500.00 fuel.
The attendant programmed the pump accordingly.
As he was selling, I fixed my eyes on the amount meter as it was reading. The attendant tried to distract me to no avail.
Surprisingly, when the meter read to N1,734.00, it tripped to N2,500.00.
Immediately, I told him the meter had jumped. He did not argue.
He pressed something and the figure of N1,734.00 reappeared. He then sold the balance of N766.00; this is the amount I would have lost on N2,500.00 purchase. Imagine my likely loss if I had wanted to buy N10,000.00 fuel.
Shine your eyes when buying fuel into your vehicle.
Already, filling station owners have adjusted their pumps to dispense less than the correct quantity of fuel, and attendants are cheating on programmed figures! Double loss.
This scam must stop.
The picture is just for illustration. He’s not the attendant in question.