On 30 May I wrote from a very personal angle, as my local BP gas station was skimmed by East-Europeans. Who were actually arrested, due to a very alert BP costumer and immediate police action. Here’s the link.
As you may remember I was pretty angry, that skimming was still possible at a gas station after all the fraud with ATM’s, train station ticket machines, stores, etc., for years on end. No lesson learned at all? Serious disdain for customers?
A happy ending?
Well, what did I notice after I tanked for the first time after my holiday? There were all sorts of nuts and bolts all over the front of the card slot and at both sides of the part where the keys are. It seems like the owner of the gas station learned a lesson and took his responsibility to protect his costumers. Hopefully his colleague tank station owners will do the same and make this kind of all too easy fraud impossible or at least a lot harder.
End’s well all well in Leiderdorp? Who knows. Some positive news after these very dark digital days is always welcome, don’t you think?
Wout de Natris, De Natris Consult
Leiderdorp, 3 September 2011