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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..

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/cheating.asp#t0iEeVUtjUQ4pmkw.99
 

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