New Scam – Sending Your Employee with Cash to Fuel a Company Vehicle

A couple of customers we have worked with over the last 6 months have shared a scheme with us that their now former employees were participating in.  The business owner would give each driver $50-$100 per day to fuel the company vehicles.  As with most cash transactions now at a convenience store, you must prepay with cash.  The employee will prepay and get a receipt for the full amount. (let’s pretend this day it is $80) He then goes and pumps $68.00 of fuel. He returns to the convenience store and says i miscalculated I need a refund of my unused money.  The clerk will return $12.00 and possibly a receipt for -$12.00.  Unfortunately the employee was only passing along the initial receipt that showed $80, pocketing $12 and discarding the negative receipt.

In this scenario, at $10 per day, it could cost your company $2,500 or more per vehicle each year!  Automated Fuels can protect you from many types of fraud and theft including this one.

Contact Denise Scott to find out more.  (800) 288-6383 or [email protected]


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