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    Hi! advice wanted please. I went to a self serve petrol station today and followed the instructions of putting my card in and pin number etc,it then said fill petrol p to £70 worth. I went to get the nozzle to put in the petrol and nowt happened!! I couldnt get any petrol to come out. I gave up in the end and went to a different petrol station. Now im worried that someone may have come after me and used my card for petrol. I hope this makes sense please help.

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    Was that you that did that? Thanks for the £70s worth of fuel!!! saved me a few bob today... :w00t:

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    Hmm, no way of telling really until your statement comes through or you contact your bank tomorrow. Is likely, but there may be a time delay in terms of 5mins after you enter your pin it cancels or something.

    Was there anyone directly behind you to pull up to the pump?

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    StevenA2000_uk;5553181

    Was that you that did that? Thanks for the £70s worth of fuel!!! saved me … Was that you that did that? Thanks for the £70s worth of fuel!!! saved me a few bob today... :w00t:



    you're so bad!!

    H_K;5553190

    you're so bad!!



    I should think it cancelled when you put the pump back into it's holder like it would had you actually filled.

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    I would have waited a while to see if it cancelled, u know when it offers a receipt or not etc. Did you wait a little while?

    Gut feeling is that you should be fine but if you do have a prob with it, perhaps you could ask the garage to assist you with who used your money with their CCTV? As I said first though, I'm sure there will be no need

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    yeah thanks loveys I feel a bit better now. I should have known not to go to them bloody things. All it said when I put nozzle back was insert card :oops:

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    H_K;5553216

    I would have waited a while to see if it cancelled, u know when it offers … I would have waited a while to see if it cancelled, u know when it offers a receipt or not etc. Did you wait a little while?



    I waited about a min before I took the nozzle off cos my key wouldnt turn when I was trying to get the petrol cap off lol

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    tinkerbell28;5553289

    You will be fine then:thumbsup:



    +1 if it said insert card, not 'fuel upto GBP70' then you're absolutely fine. Double check with your bank but you'll be fine.
    x

    If ppl could fuel up with it surely whenever anyone uses the self service one the person afterwards could still use your card.. eg if i used it eg got £10 of petrol and the person behind me fuelled too then it would be on mine so surely when you put the nozzle back up its got to end that transaction otherwise everyone would be paying for the person afterwards fuell???? if you get what i mean?

    You may not need to be worried but this happenned to me once and my card WAS cloned. I cant be sure it was from there, but I think it was. I thought nothing of it at the time, until I went to use my card and I could not take out any money. I NEVER use the self pay creit card machines in petrol stations now. My bank told me that petrol and car parks where you use cards to pay are COMMON places for cards to be cloned. I went into the petrol station shop and they told me I had not been charged, but I had the exact same thing where I put in pin etc, said ok then never allowed me to get . A few weeks later, I was unable to take out any cash as some idiots had taken out $350 from my account in New York.

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    Isn't max usually £50 not £70?

    lumoruk;5553571

    Isn't max usually £50 not £70?



    I think its £70 now, I know my local ASDA one defintely is. Prob with rising costs and bigger cars they have changed it

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    CuteKitty26;5553370

    If ppl could fuel up with it surely whenever anyone uses the self service … If ppl could fuel up with it surely whenever anyone uses the self service one the person afterwards could still use your card.. eg if i used it eg got £10 of petrol and the person behind me fuelled too then it would be on mine so surely when you put the nozzle back up its got to end that transaction otherwise everyone would be paying for the person afterwards fuell???? if you get what i mean?



    yeah that makes sence cheers :thumbsup:

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    bargainhunter2009;5553504

    You may not need to be worried but this happenned to me once and my card … You may not need to be worried but this happenned to me once and my card WAS cloned. I cant be sure it was from there, but I think it was. I thought nothing of it at the time, until I went to use my card and I could not take out any money. I NEVER use the self pay creit card machines in petrol stations now. My bank told me that petrol and car parks where you use cards to pay are COMMON places for cards to be cloned. I went into the petrol station shop and they told me I had not been charged, but I had the exact same thing where I put in pin etc, said ok then never allowed me to get . A few weeks later, I was unable to take out any cash as some idiots had taken out $350 from my account in New York.



    bleeding el :oops:

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    bargainhunter2009;5553607

    I think its £70 now, I know my local ASDA one defintely is. Prob with … I think its £70 now, I know my local ASDA one defintely is. Prob with rising costs and bigger cars they have changed it



    yeah it was deffo £70 and yes It was at asda too.

    how hard is it to use it tells you what to do

    push button to pay at kiosk push another to pay at pump

    if paying at pump insert card enter pin remove card take fuel

    would you like reciept yes no?

    idiot proof

    if you had problems you should have went to kiosk

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    jamstaruk1972;5553909

    how hard is it to use it tells you what to dopush button to pay at kiosk … how hard is it to use it tells you what to dopush button to pay at kiosk push another to pay at pumpif paying at pump insert card enter pin remove card take fuelwould you like reciept yes no?idiot proofif you had problems you should have went to kiosk



    If idiots could read the you would have read the post properly in the first place :roll: and for the record there was no kiosk it was a self serve only hence title.

    bargainhunter2009;5553504

    You may not need to be worried but this happenned to me once and my card … You may not need to be worried but this happenned to me once and my card WAS cloned. I cant be sure it was from there, but I think it was. I thought nothing of it at the time, until I went to use my card and I could not take out any money. I NEVER use the self pay creit card machines in petrol stations now. My bank told me that petrol and car parks where you use cards to pay are COMMON places for cards to be cloned. I went into the petrol station shop and they told me I had not been charged, but I had the exact same thing where I put in pin etc, said ok then never allowed me to get . A few weeks later, I was unable to take out any cash as some idiots had taken out $350 from my account in New York.




    This happened round our way but it wasn't self service machines but the normal chip + pin machines in the garage. It's the back street franchises you have to avoid.

    Can't believe OP didn't speak to the people in the garage. I would contact the credit card company ASAP

    ceira*freya;5554078

    If idiots could read the you would have read the post properly in the … If idiots could read the you would have read the post properly in the first place :roll: and for the record there was no kiosk it was a self serve only hence title.



    Dont worry, just keep an eye on your account. It could be a genuine error, or it could be (worse case scenario - fraudsters got your card number. If that happens then the bank will investigate and give you your money back.) Just keep an eye on your statements, I never thought anything of it at the time until like I said I could not get any money out. My bank were great, and there was also lots of other people in the local area who had their cards scammed at a petrol station at that time (was in local paper)

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    bargainhunter2009;5554204

    Dont worry, just keep an eye on your account. It could be a genuine … Dont worry, just keep an eye on your account. It could be a genuine error, or it could be (worse case scenario - fraudsters got your card number. If that happens then the bank will investigate and give you your money back.) Just keep an eye on your statements, I never thought anything of it at the time until like I said I could not get any money out. My bank were great, and there was also lots of other people in the local area who had their cards scammed at a petrol station at that time (was in local paper)



    yeah I will do thank you. I dont think ill bother with them again. thanks for the advice

    ceira*freya;5554078

    If idiots could read the you would have read the post properly in the … If idiots could read the you would have read the post properly in the first place :roll: and for the record there was no kiosk it was a self serve only hence title.



    where was it ive never seen a self serve only filling station wish there was 1 near me save me queing up for fuel from people using self serve pumps and paying at kiosk


    if it was all self serve there surely must be a contact number for problems like yours??

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    jamstaruk1972;5554704

    if it was all self serve there surely must be a contact number for … if it was all self serve there surely must be a contact number for problems like yours??



    Nah they don't supply one to stop idiots using their mobile by the pumps :w00t: http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/222/b/d/_boom__by_Bit_Master.gif

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    lumoruk;5554752

    Nah they don't supply one to stop idiots using their mobile by the pumps … Nah they don't supply one to stop idiots using their mobile by the pumps :w00t:



    ha ha good point
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