I recently bought $30.32 in gas from a large gas station on Route 365 near the New York state Thruway using my credit card.
When I got home, I discovered that my card was charged $100! This charge is in the “Pending Charges” category of my credit card, and I have requested an alert if and when it is posted.
To me, this is a deceptive and deceitful business practice. Perhaps they are ensuring that I didn’t abscond with extra gas or something. There was no notice on or near the pump that this would happen. I am hoping that the $69.68 they have taken, or threatened to take from me, will be restored. But with no established assurance or communication about this from this gas station, how do I know for sure?
It seems to me that this new practice by some gas stations borders on theft (that money is not available to me until they release it), and I think it is worthy of investigations by media and legal authorities.
Peggy Spencer Behrendt