Exxon One Stop Informative - Hidden Oil Company Practices
SUNRISE, FLORIDA -- My son purchased $20.00 dollars worth of fuel at the pump with his Visa card. No problem right. Thousands of consumers do it every hour of every day. Later he uses his card at another shop and is told the funds are not available and his charge was rejected ( visa debut card ). He called visa to find out what was up because he knew there was more than enough funds to cover his charges. Believe it or not he was told by the agent that when you pay at the pump the oil company immediately takes the amount of the purchase and then puts a hold on another $75.00 of his funds making it unaccessible to him for five days.
When asked why this was the visa agent told him he had no clue but knew it was a standard practice of all oil companies for pay at the pump services.
His advice was never pay at the pump. GO INSIDE TO THE CASHIER!!!