Be Alert at the Gas Tank Snopes.com
Editorís note: After getting some disturbing facts in emails about ripoffs at
the gas tank, I checked and found that some were true.
Here is good advice from Snopes:
Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount and
paying the posted price per gallon:
Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank, then look at
the dollar amount, if the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times the price of the
fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged. If the gas chosen is $3.71 9/10
per gallon, the dollar amount for 10 gallons would be $37.19.If that is not the
figure, the tank is rigged. It doesn't matter where you pump gas, please check
the 10 gallon price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the
state Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to the Commissioner of
the state that you are in..
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