Don’t Tempt Identity Thieves

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The two gas receipts that you see were left at Allsup’s(Number 136)  convenience store in Roswell,NM. It was the Allsup’s located on Sunset on the way to the airport. KC R Figueroa purchased $47.76 of gasoline at 5:25 am on May the 13th  and  Megan Savage (probably not the sexy Denver Nugget dancer) bought $37.00 at 7:17 am.

Fortunately for Miss Savage and Mr Figueroa the gas receipts they left at the pump do no not display their 16 digit credit card number or other important personal information that would be easy picking for a seasoned identity thief. The approval codes for both transactions are printed on receipts, but I don’t think identity thieves can exploit that to compromise an individual’s identity.

Also neither Savage or Figueroa has any record of whether they were overcharged for the gasoline they purchased at $3.299 per gallon. There have been some pieces in the media where gas station owners were charging more than the advertised rate knowing that very few customers ever check the calculation on the credit card receipt for their gas!!

Finally, gas station patrons should extend the courtesy of tearing the receipt from the gas pump so that whoever follows them into the gas stall or bay does not have to clean up their mess. Technically, you are a litter bug if you leave your receipt attached to gas pump and your litter is identifiable. I know you may have forgotten and not intentionally littered, but somebody else must use their time to look after you. Thanks.

Read more about issues associated with identity theft in the work of Jeff Burch or Mandi Woodruff.

Gas Receipts Left at Allsups Gas Pump
Gas Receipts Left at Allsups Gas Pump
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