I paid for $5 for gas by my debit card. I ran it as credit since it is so much easier than having to do a PIN number, etc. (I think you get charged for using PIN number technology anyway with any debit card..) I looked on my debit card account statement today and discovered that Shell charged me $50.00 for $5 worth of gas! And of course I through away the receipt because I hate having receipts in my pocket.
SO I did a good deed for my grandpa today and bought him a little bit of gas and instead of being charged $5 as received, they charged me $50! I am hoping it's just an authorization hold but being I asked for $5 it could very well been a mistake by the guy entering it in! I really hope that I have not permanently been charged $50 for $5 worth of gas, but even still with the authorization hold - if that's what it is - it's still ridiculous that they even hold $50 for frigin' $5 worth of gas! I can understand authorization holds for fill-ups to avoid people from driving away without paying, but to do it when you specify an amount is most unethical and to me even fraudulent!
I will be filing a dispute against Shell if they made a mistake. I know if I go to the gas station, the Indians will say there's nothing they can do and just pocket my frigin' money! >: