Oct 6, 2010, 1:35 PM
Post #3 of 6
I'll bet this gas station is on the northern end of town and across the road from WalMart, right?
I had almost the precise same scam pulled on me, except in my case they were using a Downs Syndrome boy to come and ask to wash the windshield at the very moment of paying for the gas in order to distract my attention while the station attendant switched the bills. In my case it was a 200 peso note that he switched for a 50.
It all happened so quickly and so smoothly that I did not even realize I had been scammed until after I drove away, was back on the road, and starting remembering what I had in my wallet in the way of peso notes. Pretty soon I figured it all out and knew I had been had.
By now, long since, I am more or less grateful for the experience, because I now keep an eagle eye on every such transaction. I am always especially watchful and careful at gas stations.