Diesel cheats in Denmark

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  1. ArcticKris

    ArcticKris Read Only Funster

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    This link is in Norwegian but its just to confirm my story,be carefull if you tank up at an automatic unmaned gas staion in Denmark,several Norwegians have had 3 times the amount of the diesel price deducted from there accounts


    http://www.finnmarkdagblad.no/nyheter/article7482936.ece

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  2. Onderweg

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    Hi Kris
    Ineke has read the article and this is what she told me:

    When using a debit card in unmaned gas stations in Denmark they first take a deposit of your account which is much higher then the final bill. This deposit is taken to make sure that, before the final bill is known, any amount tanked up can be paid.
    After filling up the deposit should be placed back on your account and the final bill will be deducted from your account.

    Things can go wrong (on purpose or not), so once and a while the deposit is not returned and the original amount not deducted, so you end up with paying the deposit instead of the bill. This deposit can be anything between 80 and 200 Euro. You should always keep the bills until the amount is deducted from your account and checked by you. Without the original bill you cannot complain and opt for any refund.

    Norsk and English are not our native languages so i hope you can confirm above describes shortly the contents of the article.

    thanks beforehand
    Paul and Ineke
     
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    Yes, your explanation is clear. Thank you for taking the trouble to translate and explain this.


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    If using a debit card amounts are deducted at once but credits take between 5-7 days to be returned to your account maybe this is the problem
     
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    Thanks for posting
     
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    Hi wanderer, what the OP and Paul and Ineke are talking about is using Debit cards for payment where you have to place your card in the machine before you start to fill and the machine has to take precautions just in case you have no money in that account.

    copied from the translation of the article.

    What is the matter is that gasoline stations charge a deposit when filling, in case it is a scam. They often take a higher amount than you actually fills. The amount varies from company to company, says Dalsbø to Finnmark Dagblad.
     
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  7. ArcticKris

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    Paul,Ineke,Your absolutely correct,the problem was that the deposit was not returned,i talked with the DNB bank manager ( a freind ) here in Alta yesterday and he told me it was an error/cheat with returning deposits,he recomends strongly to keep the reciept until your sure the deposit has been returned,

    Kris

    ps i should have put a translation in but i genualy forgot, ( sorry ) maybe i took it for granted that everybody speaks Norske :))
     
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    A copy of terms using a Caxton prepaid currency card. Notice the last sentence especially

    Avoid using your prepaid card at automated petrol stations
    Automated petrol stations on the continent usually take a security deposit when you first swipe your card. No money actually leaves your account at this point, but your available balance is reduced. A couple of days later (it can be up to 15 days), they will process a settlement increase for €120 (for example) which will raise your available balance by €120. Simultaneously, they will process a settlement decrease where they will remove funds from your card to cover the actual amount of fuel you purchased for example €45. In the period between the two your account will appear to have been debited by €120, but it has not. Only when the settlement decrease goes through has money actually left your account. This procedure is not unique to Caxton FX cards, or indeed any prepaid card. All cards issued by any institution are treated in the same way whether they are debit, credit or prepaid cards.
     
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    Hi Kris,
    At least Ineke speaks norwegian, my norwegian is limited to the names of fish.
    The drawback of this is that when Ineke starts a chat in Norway it will take at least half an hour before she returns :wink:

    Paul
     
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