May 16, 2008, - 1:44 pm

Fraud @ The Pump: Is Your Gas Station Cheating You?

By Debbie Schlussel
As I’ve noted previously, in the early 1980s, a number of Muslim-owned gas stations were caught ripping off customers in the Midwest, particularly in Michigan.
They were giving customers far less than a gallon for each gallon of gas they paid for and thought they were getting. Many of them, including members of the Hezbollah Safieddine family, were prosecuted, as were Muslims with ties to the P.L.O. Federal agents and investigators from the Department of Agriculture found that the money from this scam was being funneled to Palestinian terrorists groups and factions of the PLO, and some of it is believed to have gone to Hezbollah.

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Are You Getting What You Pay For @ The Pump?

Well, the gas fraud–even in the time of $4 gallons–continues. Michigan Department of Agriculture investigators have been inspecting gas stations and found that many owners are defrauding their customers. If you live or buy gas in Michigan, read this list of gas stations near you whose pumps gave customers less than a gallon of gas for each gallon of gas they purchased. Not all of the gas stations are owned by Muslims, but most of them are. Cheating the Infidel still isn’t wrong and never will be. And–whaddya know?–Hezbollahs Safieddine family is up to its same old tricks and has several gas stations on the list.
These investigations are not the result of spotchecks. Unfortunately, in Michigan, investigations are only complaint-driven. No complaint, no investigation. So there are plenty of others who’ve gotten away with it and continue to cheat unwitting customers.
Check your own state agencies to see who investigates gas stations and which ones you can’t trust to give you the amount of gas for which you paid. You’d be surprised. Sadly, some of the stations on the Michigan list are stations I’ve patronized.
And I’m sure Michigan drivers aren’t the only ones being ripped off.

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22 Responses

Wow, that’s a lot of gas stations ripping people off. What is being done about it? What kind of punishment are the perpetrators getting? The local and national media should be all over this.

KrazyKafir on May 16, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I don’t give a damn how many gas stations are owned by Muslims or who they funnel their money to. You seem to be pretty damn pleased with the actions of the Americans running the companies, though, ain’tcha, Deb? Otherwise, you’d be criticising the greed inbred into huge American corporations that steal from Americans. Try to speak for Americans on THIS one topic,for crying out loud. You clearly MUST be a Bush supporter when you ignore that anti-trust laws preventing monopolies have been washed away to allow for the rich AMERICANS to get richer off their OWN CITIZENS.I, for one, don’t put too much credence in $120.00/barrel of oil translating into $4.00/gallon of gas. You are starting to write like you DO write for USA Today.

jeff on May 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Just another reason to switch to Hybrids! I think we would all be better off if we switched to hybrids like the Prius. Cars are bad for the environment too so some sort of limits on how much people can drive would be a good thing too.

PrincessKaren on May 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm

My God, another insult to Islam! Will this blasphemy never end?

TheOmegaMan on May 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm

This was seen on Channel 7 WXYZ – Heather Catallo did the reporting and she displayed the list on their website a few weeks back.

radiodiva on May 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Its time to drill a hole in Alaska and install a pipe line there or we can go along with Michael Savage’s plan and demand a barrel of oil per illegal alien from Mexico.Why must we only limited ourselves to resources from the Middle East when Mexico and Alaska are swimming in oil?

American Sabrah on May 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm

“you ignore that anti-trust laws preventing monopolies have been washed away to allow for the rich AMERICANS to get richer off their OWN CITIZENS.I, for one, don’t put too much credence in $120.00/barrel of oil translating into $4.00/gallon of gas”
Jeff,
unless you think there is only one national oil company (you know, one that doesn’t have competition from any others) then I don’t understand your comment. I think that is called the law of supply and demand, free enterprise, sort of what this country was built upon. Many of you probably buy bottled water, which costs more per gallon, in some instances, than gas. Get up to speed on economics, read some Thomas Sowell books.

chavez011 on May 16, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I’ve always wanted to own a gas station or two. Just a couple of small businesses under my belt.
After this story, “Approved: Terror-Free Gas and Snacks!” could really work! Some folks already did this and I think they’re still bringing in the cash. Well… they did the terror-free gas, but no reason not to include the snacks.
Heck, I’d pump and refine the oil if it was legal out here!

bhparkman on May 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

“unless you think there is only one national oil company (you know, one that doesn’t have competition from any others) then I don’t understand your comment.”
The term is oligopoly.
“I think that is called the law of supply and demand, free enterprise, sort of what this country was built upon.”
Except there is no increasing supply courtesy of our government. Which makes someone breaking the oligopoly less likely. And since its almost impossible for a current oil company to build a refinery, what are the chances the government will allow a new upstart to build a refinery? And I get the feeling, with record profits, the oil/gas companies aren’t really upset about the situation.

jpm100 on May 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm

That’s odd, the Agriculture Weights and Measures depts in most states take that stuff very seriously. They’re like the IRS, you don’t fool around with their tax revenue. That’s why they have seals on the pumps. They can show up any time they want with a 5 gallon can, and if it doesn’t fill up at 5 gallons, somebody has some splaining to do. About 10 years ago, they put the owner of some truck stop in AZ away for a long time for running a scam like that.

John Harper on May 17, 2008 at 1:50 am

If this crime is as serious as Mr. Harper points out, wouldn’t the owners of all these gas stations that have been running the same scam be charged, and going to jail? The list is astoundingly long. I don’t understand why this isn’t a bigger story. This almost seems like a cover up.

KrazyKafir on May 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

http://community.wxyz.com/blogs/investigators_blog/archive/2008/05/12/2995756.aspx
AND HERES WHAT CHANNEL 7 SAID SO HAHA DEB U JUSS GOT SCREWED BY A 17 YR OLD ARAB FROM DEARBORN FORDSON HIGH SCHOOL HOW DO U FEEL NOW :)
[TOA: HMMM . . . CHANNEL 7 DECIDED TO PROTECT THE MOSTLY MUSLIM-OWNED GAS STATIONS WHO DEFRAUD THEIR CUSTOMERS, SO I "JUSS GOT SCREWED"? NO, MICHIGAN DRIVERS "JUSS GOT SCREWED" BY CHANNEL 7. THIS LIST IS THE ACCURATE LIST OF GAS STATIONS IN THE DETROIT AREA, WHICH WERE FOUND TO HAVE RIPPED OFF THEIR CUSTOMERS BY NOT GIVING THEM THE FULL GALLONS OF GAS FOR WHICH THEY PAID. CHANNEL 7 CLAIMS THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE DONE SO "BY ACCIDENT." UH-HUH. RIGHT.
AS FOR THE 17 YR OLD FROM DEARBORN FORDSON HIGH SCHOOL, HE/SHE PROVED WHY IT'S SUCH A BAD SCHOOL--ZERO READING COMPREHENSION AND POOR SPELLING, ENGLISH, PUNCTUATION, AND GRAMMAR. THANKS FOR YET MORE CONFIRMATION OF WHAT I'VE BEEN WRITING ABOUT YOUR HEZBOLLAH HIGH SCHOOL. DS]

ThatOneArab on May 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Since when are muslims concerned about racism?

John Harper on May 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm

What false descriptions are on this list? I only see the station’s name and addresses. What could have been added to this list? The investigators log is mysteriously vague. Why not say what was “added” inaccurately to the list? Anyhow it’s a convenient way to explain why the list is now gone. Isn’t it?

KrazyKafir on May 18, 2008 at 10:20 am

Sorry that comment wasn’t completely on subject. I’ve been sleep deprived lately.
Thanks.

bhparkman on May 18, 2008 at 9:27 pm

THE HOLY KORAN
Chapter 1: Re: The Infidel – Cheating; intimidation of; taxing of; forced conversions of; the subjugation of; deception of; waging war against; killing of…pages 1 through 1000.
Chapter 2: Re: The Infidel – Cheating; intimidation of; taxing of; forced conversions of; the subjugation of; deception of; waging war against; killing of…pages 1001 through 2000.
Chapter 3: Re: The Infidel – Cheating; intimidation of; taxing of; forced conversions of; the subjugation of; deception of; waging war against; killing of…pages 2001 through 3000.
Chapter 4: Re: The Infidel – Cheating; intimidation of; taxing of; forced conversions of; the subjugation of; deception of; waging war against; killing of…pages 3001 through 4000.
And, on, and on, and on…you get my drift.
As I’ve said many times in the past: Do NOT patronize ANY muzlum businesses, and ostracize EVERY muzlim you encounter. Believe me, they would do the same to the Infidel…but since they haven’t yet reached critical mass in this country, they need the Infidel’s money, and so, they must continue with their deceptions. If you don’t believe me, then try opening a business in Saudi Arabia that isn’t connected with oil production, or start a business in any other muzlim-dominated shithole country, and you’ll see how “friendly” they are to you.
As for the muzlim pigs who post on this thread defending the muzlim appetite for thievery aginst the Infidel, well, your own words describe you and your intentions better than anyone else can. Keep up the good work, you 7th century barbarians.

Thee_Bruno on May 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

Chavez011,
Then let me clarify: There are antitrust laws preventing oligopolies like Exxon/Mobil (as another reader wrote) and what is becoming the United States of Rupert Murdoch, where one entity has too much control over a particular industry (in his case, broadcasting). It is obvious that the Bush administration has turned a blind eye to fostering competition in favor of helping only the best of political allies, see Halliburton in Iraq, as just another example. In the end, what occurs to America (economically)is caused by Americans, the greedy, with the will to take, vs. the population, with the apathy to sit back and whine. I kinda hate it all. But to focus on the Arabs as the source of the gas-price problem is ludicrous. That was my point. No need for me to brush up on economics, I get the lesson every time I laugh ’til I pee myself, watching some imbecile park his Navigator at a gas pump. Hope you ain’t one of ‘em. Me? I just drive a Nissan, so I’m in the mid-range of being ripped off, myself.

jeff on May 19, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Nobody is saying the high price of gas is being caused by fraud at the pump perpetrated by individual station owners. Where do you get that from? What does complaining about monopolies have to do with this local fraud situation, except to deflect the problem that is being pointed out. Why are you blowing smoke for these criminals.

KrazyKafir on May 20, 2008 at 10:36 am

Sunday, June 29, 2008 EXXON gas station in Fort Lauderdale Florida gave me 1 gallon of gas for $15.00. When I looked at my gauge the need did not move then I approached the manager that told me the receipt was correct and there was something is wrong with my gas gauge. The government can stop this and I want to know when and what will be done.

lauderhill on June 30, 2008 at 9:18 am

i know for a fact that at least a couple of the gas stations on your list DO NOT belong on it, one of which i worked at and was there when the state came by a tested the pumps, and of coarse all of the pumps came back with perfect results. i am surprised that none of these gas station owners have opened a slander/libel case against you

chris on March 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Sunoco gas station at Joy Rd & Lilly is frauding its’ customers with less than a gallon of gasoline. @ 2.89 a gallon, I purchased $10.00 worth and should have received 3.46 gallons good for at (low end) least 84 miles of driving. My gauge hardly moved and registered only 63 miles to empty after filling. I, actually, got approximtely 53 miles on that gas.
Obviously, their gallon is not a gallon and I believe they’re using even a lower grade than 87. Probably e85.
Never buy there again.

George Bonemer on December 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Has anybody run into a situation at a gas station where you go into the station and tell them you want $10.00 of gas and a cash receipt and then look at the receipt after pumping and see the words “tax-0-”? The pump states that so much tax is being charged. If that is correct why does the receipt say -0- tax?
An ARCO station was the exception stating that it took out tax first before we give the discount. However, ARCO then gave 1/2 the amount of gas for $10.00 that other stations gave!

Lila Harvey on May 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

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