Phishing – Esso Gas Station – 111th Ave & 156th St
ESSO EXPRESS PAY – PHISHING. Address: 15606 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB If you have used this gas station in the past weeks – check your receipt and check your credit card statements. Especially if you used the pump to pay.
I went to the gas station yesterday and I put in $45.01 and used the pump to pay. The following day I decided to check my credit card statement. I suddenly remembered that the pump didn’t ask me for my pin number and thought that was odd. Imagine my shock and anger when I saw my credit card was charged $150.00! It could have been so much worse…but I always keep a low limit on credit cards…for this very reason! I have notified the police and the gas station (his manager isn’t there). I was given the Manger’s phone number and will call him at home tomorrow to let him know there is a problem.
THIS is why I think pay at the pump needs to end. How many innocent people are being stolen from and aren’t aware of it? How many people actually print and keep a receipt?
Please – notify anyone you know and get them to check! It’s an extremely busy gas station and I can’t imagine how much money is being stolen from innocent victims! I can’t blame the gas station – it’s on their property but ANYONE can tamper with the payment machines. They need to be blocked and removed.