Petrol — Indian Petrol Pump Fraud

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Hi Friends,

I would like to bring to your kind attention the "Great Indian Petrol Pump Fraud" happening all over Hyderabad (and I believe all over India)

Today morning, I saw the fuel gauge of my car touching the "Empty" sign, so I thought that while on my way to office, I will fill petrol worth 1000 Rs in my car. When I reached the petrol pump (Shell petrol pump near Ameerpet) I showed the crisp 1000 Rs note to the attendant at the petrol pump and told him to fill 1000 Rs. I repeated 1000 to him 2-3 times so that he registers 1000 Rs in his head fill the petrol for 1000 Rs.I repeatedly told him because of my past experiences. Whenever I had asked to fill petrol worth 1000 bucks at different gas stations (ie for eg. at Reliance Outlet station, near Yashoda hospital, Somajiguda to name one of them), the attendant always filled 200 rs of petrol and said "Sir your 200 rs of petrol is filled" . I used to say i asked you fill 1000 Rs of petrol not 200 worth. He would look at me like an innocent kid and would start filling the remaining 800 Rs of petrol.

But this procedure of 200+800 didn't stop at one petrol pump but gas attendants at all the petrol pumps followed this weird ritual. I could sense something fishy but not before losing money to this procedure 3-4 times.So coming back to Today's incident I asked the "Honest" petrol pump attendant to fill the petrol, While filling the petrol my attention was diverted towards the pollution check centre at the same petrol pump but when I looked back at the meter indicator, I was shocked to see the familiar "200" mark at the petrol pump meter.I told him again why didn't you fill for 1000 Rs. He said that he heard 200 Rs. So I told him to fill 800 Rs of petrol also. After he had filled the petrol, I got in the car and started towards my office. While on my way to office.I observed the fuel gauge in my car. It had moved from "Empty" first to half and then little further. But from my past experience that when I used to get 1000 Rs of fuel filled in the empty fuel tank, It used to come to certain level but today it hadn't come till there. I realized that I got Duped again.

After reaching office I checked the Internet for same Frauds which had happened before my case.I was shocked to find that many other people also faced the same problem of 200+800 and some bikes of 40+60 bucks(these petrol pump attendants don't leave anybody).I spoke to my boss and a colleague of mine at office they told me of the same incident.I was like , this problem is not only with me but with people all over Hyderabad (maybe all over india) are getting cheated in this indgenious fraud which is promoted by our friendly neighbour hood petrol pump owners and their honchos gas attendants.

The ingenious technique these people follow is:
When asked to fill petrol worth Rs. 500. The attendant filled up only for Rs. 100, noticing that I told him to fill for Rs.500. By that time he is done with filling 100, he said he will fill up for remaining Rs.
400. That is when he does a trick. Instead of resetting the meter to zero he will continue to fill and when he is done for Rs.400 he asked for 500
(100+400) but in reality he only filed for 100+300 as he is not really resetted the machine to zero even though it appears as he reset it.

So after reading the messages on the website I went back to the petrol pump, parked my car in middle of the petrol pump called the attendant and told him that you have cheated me of 200 rs of petrol instead of filling petrol worth of 1000 Rs you have filled the petrol worth only 800 rs, I told him I am gonna sue your petrol pump and I want to write a complaint against the same. He got frightened said "Sorry Sir By mistake i have not reset 200 rs". He didn't ask me any more questions and directly filled 200 Rs of petrol.

I wonder that BP, IOC, HP talk about going in losses and hence they ask govt. to increase the price of diesel and petrol but in reality petrol pump owners are helping us save lots of oil by asking us to pay 1000 rs but giving us petrol worth 800. What a brilliant way to conserve oil and make profit for petrol pump owners. I guess people should know about the ingenious way in which petrol pumps owners helps us. (Pardon me for the sarcasm) :-)
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Petrol — there is no air and misbehave by Mr Sunil kumar (company executive at kurukshetra)

with due respect i submitt that i visited ur point at pipli named haryana agro industries coop. ltd dealer in Indian Oil Copp Ltd in the evening there i filled my tank with 4.39litres @ 45.52 amounted rs 200/-.Then i asked ur salesman for air pressure .but ur sales man refused me due to not proper working of air machine .i again asked him whether the macjine is operated and maintained by the dealer(haryana agro, pipli).the sales man was not in any answer to say .i asked him about the manager of the agro industries and of the indian oil company .the sales man refuse the whole .after consulting to someone he given me the phone no. of Sh Sunil kumar (94160101713).i called the officer from my cell and complained of the due course but ur officer replied me in offensive/intimiditive manner and he also wanted to nagatived the lapses at this filling station
i also wanted to know why the filling station has yet not have any cielling ? the same question had been asked to Mr Sunil but he refused to answer on it and told me that i have nothing to do with this .
i convey my submission that ur customer representative are not not good coz they r not entirely costomer friendly.
i want a stringent action against these type of officers
Hello, Sir

I lived in LIMBASI and I would like to open a Petrol Pump near the Town .
Can you send me some feedback, please? The Town’s name is LIMBASI-387520,
and it’s in state of Gujarat. My name is Sachin Soni and my address is
mota ghara limbasi387520, ta mater, dist kheda Thank You, sachin
what is the haryana petrol pump deferent petrol and diferent rate

Petrol — Tampering in fueling


Whenever I ask the petrol station to fill my tank for 5 lts, the attending staff stop the fueling at 50 rs. I then tell them that I asked you to fuel for 5 lts, then why are you stopping at 50 Rs. I ask them to continue from where they have stopped. This happens 80% of the time I fill the petrol. This happens in almost every petrol bunk.

I severely doubt that this they do purpousfully. They are cheating the consumers on the quantity of petrol that they are filling.

There is a same knid of trick happening in Bangalore too. Whenever I ask them to fill for 5 lts, the attendent fill for 50 rs and stop. In spite of telling him clearly 5lt, he will stop at 50 rs. This has happend for almost every petrol bunk.

Petrol — less amount of fuel

respected sir,
i want to bring to your kinde information about the petrol pump which is at srinagar nowshshra i am a regular custemer of oic and always purchase petrol at oic beacuse of neat and clean fuel the problem is that last time i got my tank filled for rs 500 and i used to get my fuel neddle half but ths time it was not and i told him abt ths but he reffused to comment the matter is not abt the half tank but abt the trust which i have i personly req u to do have a visit to ths pump i own a maruti 800 car besides i have many hope to hear 4rm u soon


Petrol — cheating petrol filling

I was really upset by filling petrol At Indian oil petrol bunk in Royapettah. I had filled for Rs 100/- but, i was cheated by a volume of around 300ml for around 2 lit for 100 Rs. No Zero reading showed to me. The petrol boy put petrol twice saying it is for two 50 Rs. Concerned authorities should cross check all the petrol bunks frequently to have a vigil watch over the cheat of customers.

Petrol — Petrol Theft at Petrol Stations

On 7th March, i had filled my car for petrol worth 1000/- rupees. The person at station by the time i paid the bill through my credit card and came back he had already closed the petrol tank. I doubted he filled it for what i paid for. but my mistake i didn't keep an eye on the meter and got distracted by paying the bill.

This happened near Okalipuram, Railway back gate, Bangalore.

Petrol — Everyone is getting cheated day by day

I Ran out of Petrol wen i was abt to leave to office
And I went To my Nearest Petrol Bunk whr i got refilled my tank by 250Rs
And TOok D Bill
After 8.75kms i Was Shocked to see my petrol Tank EMPTY
I took my bike to d Gas station whr i explained Evrythin
But Unfortunately They Blamed Evrythin Sayin Dat v donno wat happened
Evn After Showind The Bill Dey Didnt Take Any Reactions :(

Petrol — less patrol given to everyone .. the employee says prob in the meter


i stay in malad, and couple months back i went to the indian oil petrol pump next to atharva college

the employee at the gas station gave 1 liter less to wat i payed to him .. and very rude saying that the meter was not rt.

he did give me a bill but the company must know that people at that gas station are stealing petrol.

please take a strict action against them
cheating every person who arrive at indian oil pertol pump next to atharva college

Petrol — Overcharging

The Sai Sharada Enterprises -Petrol Bunk cheats on customer by overcharging the cost by projecting the inaccurate information in the meter board. I am a regular customer to this bunk and i noticed that the KMs driven with 10 ltrs is dropping every month. I tried another petrol bunk within the city and i noticed the change. Hope there can be some action against this.
You are right.Indians are always indian.


I would like to make a serious complaining again Indian Oil Petrol Pump Situtated in Madhya Pradesh Indore City at M.G. Road..Today i went there to filll the petrol n i asked then to fill 100 rs petrol,after that they gave me bill just to make me disturb as because i was looking at petrol metter,and suddenly they stopped felling petrol on 85/-only...I have seen that & told them why did u stopped filling petrol at 85/-he started arguing with me then the person was collecting money suddenly came n filled 15/- petrol...& didnt told me anything...

This not at all exceptable for me,they have repeated 4th times with me & finely forced me to make complaint...

Kindly take an necessary action againts then,it is not at all good,we are having Trust on Indian and they are doing all this is not at all good..

Petrol — very poor services

sir i m sorry to inform u that i b p filling station dasuya is providing very poor services they r fillig oil from very old and out dated machines which r hard to find on any other filling staition of dasuya..hence there is one new machine has been installed by the company but when i ask the duty employe named mahinder from the new machine he denied and said that machine was not working (date and time was 7/09/2012 time 3 pm ) ..but actuly the new machine was working well...but intention of that employe was to not fill the fuel by the amt..and after that his behave was not gud.. my name is rajeev mob no 9463252020

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