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Beware using debit cards when paying for fuel at gas stations say Thai media

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A Thai went on Facebook to recount what happened to them after they used a debit card to purchase fuel at a gas station.

Beware using debit cards when paying for fuel at gas stations say Thai media | News by Samui TimesThe pump attendant made a surreptitious note of their numbers on the front and back and then used their card to buy “items” for the ROV game.

In the days after the customer used the gas station a total of eight withdrawals amounting to 8,000 baht were made on the card.

This prompted the bank to make inquiries with the customer about the usage of the card. The customer had never made item purchases themselves.

The “OI Jai Oi Kong Sombat” page indicated that CCTV was checked at the gas station and the 18 year old pump attendant was caught.

His elder sister made a deal with the owner of the gas station to repay the stolen money and it was allowed to rest without prosecution as no one wanted to blight the future of the attendant.

He has a 17 year old girlfriend and a three month old child.

Region four police told Sanook that this was a common method of theft especially at gas stations and restaurants where cards were taken away from the sight of customers.

They called for people to be vigilant.

While Sanook advised that security numbers can be covered on the rear of cards with tape and OTP (one time passwords) sent to mobile phones can prevent theft.

None of the protagonists in this story were named.

Sanook

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