How does the fuel station attendant know your scan & pay payment has actually gone through?

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I am starting to see many people using the scan and pay bar codes at the fuel stations.

The attendant fills the fuel, customer scans the bar code sticker on the pump machine, shows the phone screen to the attendant and drives away.

The attendant doesn’t seem to have any phone in his hand to actually confirm if the payment has been received at his end or there has been a payment failure.

How does these fuel stations make sure that someone is not driving away without actually paying?

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It’s the same scam that used to happen at many local stores, where fraudsters used to just show payment success screen and proceed with their stuffs. You might think, it’s just a screenshot scam, but many people have apps (it’s pretty simple to write one), that just takes an input value and shows the payment success screen based on that. Many local store owners didn’t used to check their phone for each transaction and just say ok. This is why nowadays most owners either always check with phone to make sure, or just have that paytm type of speakers that notify the amount paid in the transaction to them.

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Yes this is indeed a known one to most but still many fall for it somehow (mostly in small towns).

I have seen print receipt method in many big/ crowded pumps where one needs to scan the QR and a printing machine is being put aside to get the receipt. Once you handover that receipt to the fuel guy and he verifies, you’re ready to go. grinning

PS: In small places or highways these cases are rampant.. so I always insist the attendant to cross check with their device (for receipt) before let the buyer go.. which they casually nod after hearing a message tone. Sometimes, these naive people need to be educated!

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With UPI payments sometimes not getting credited for hours some merchants stopped using them to be sure. Also some people at my place are not accepting UPI for single digit payments, calling it a nuisance.

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@BlueFlash @deb3l

Fuel being a high value commodity with less profit margin, these fuel stations cannot afford to be careless with this new scan & nod system.

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BlueFlash wrote:

It’s the same scam that used to happen at many local stores, where fraudsters used to just show payment success screen and proceed with their stuffs. You might think, it’s just a screenshot scam, but many people have apps (it’s pretty simple to write one), that just takes an input value and shows the payment success screen based on that. Many local store owners didn’t used to check their phone for each transaction and just say ok. This is why nowadays most owners either always check with phone to make sure, or just have that paytm type of speakers that notify the amount paid in the transaction to them.

This is where PAYTM Soundbox might actually help with sound alert.
But monthly convience fees

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Mayavi wrote:

This is where PAYTM Soundbox might actually help with sound alert.
But monthly convience fees

Less of a soundbox and more of a noisebox 😂
I hate that annoying dragging tone of the voiceover. It’s a bad combination of railway station 🚉 announcement 📢 and that lady who says “welcome to vodafone! we are happy to help you” Arggh 😑

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@Blueflash @deb3l @Mayavi @decideaim OP
I actually know of an incident at a popular shop where a person stuck his QR code on top of shopkeepers QR code. Was receiving all pymts for a day!
Of course one can establish audit trail but it was quite novel! 😅

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pingpong wrote:

@Blueflash @deb3l @Mayavi @decideaim OP
I actually know of an incident at a popular shop where a person stuck his QR code on top of shopkeepers QR code. Was receiving all pymts for a day!
Of course one can establish audit trail but it was quite novel! 😅

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BlueFlash wrote:

It’s the same scam that used to happen at many local stores, where fraudsters used to just show payment success screen and proceed with their stuffs. You might think, it’s just a screenshot scam, but many people have apps (it’s pretty simple to write one), that just takes an input value and shows the payment success screen based on that. Many local store owners didn’t used to check their phone for each transaction and just say ok. This is why nowadays most owners either always check with phone to make sure, or just have that paytm type of speakers that notify the amount paid in the transaction to them.

yeah.. before so many shopkeepers fell for that fake app scams… now..so many are asking to wait and checking for confirmation.. 99% scam is over but really bad idea to use those dummy apps. i also suggest to wait and confirm payments before leaving, no nuisance in future.

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pingpong wrote:

Less of a soundbox and more of a noisebox 😂
I hate that annoying dragging tone of the voiceover. It’s a bad combination of railway station 🚉 announcement 📢 and that lady who says “welcome to vodafone! we are happy to help you” Arggh 😑

I broke up with the fake accent lady and ported out of her khandaan

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Mayavi wrote:

This is where PAYTM Soundbox might actually help with sound alert.
But monthly convience fees

I am a Paytm Business Merchant and PhonePe Merchant too,

Even if you Install their Apps like PhonePe Business and Paytm Business, There is an Option that after receiving Payment AUTOMATICALLY You will hear a SOUND! (Its TOTALLY FREE- )

Like 10Rs Paytm Payment Received Just like that (AVAILABLE IN HINDI,ENGLISH,MARATHI,TAMIL,TELUGU,BENGALI,etc.)

Its just that they should not show the PAYTM,PHONEPE (Personal QR) in there SHOPS/STALLS ! as there is no Voice Command Option!

@teriab33 @BlueFlash @deb3l @decideaim @Mayavi @pingpong @hese @bftb

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decideaim wrote:

With UPI payments sometimes not getting credited for hours some merchants stopped using them to be sure. Also some people at my place are not accepting UPI for single digit payments, calling it a nuisance.

Are you adopting digital India even for single digit payments?
Have beggars started accepting UPI? smile

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