We had another drive-off yesterday. This time from a deaf guy.
This guy came in and with hand gestures, told the cashier he wanted a piece of paper. So she hands him one and he writes:
I don't know how much gas my car will take, so here is my credit card so you will turn the pump on
He hands her his credit card, she turns the pump on, and he pumps his gas.
When he gets done pumping his $45 in gas, he gets in his car and peels away.
The cashier tries charging his card and it comes up as 'suspicious activity'.
Naturally we called the police, but who knows if this guy will be found.
I'm honestly surprised that no one has done this to us before. It'd be so easy to hand a cashier an old credit card and tell her you'll be back in afterwards to pay for your gas with the card.
Then you pump as much gas as you can, and get the hell out of there.
I have no idea if that was even his real name on the card, or if he stole someone's credit card. Even though it's shitty what he did, it was a good scam on us. But now we know, and won't fall for it again. At least I hope not.