Gas Saver Liquid Scam
How the scam works:
(with video below) If you are looking for ways to improve gas mileage, make sure don't fall for the Gas Saver Liquid aka Fuel Saver scam. How does it work? Let's say you're on your way home from work, and you feel like a million bucks. So much so that you almost don't notice the red light telling you you're running on "empty."
You pull into a gas station, and a well-dressed man standing by another car strikes up a conversation. He tells you about this amazing new liquid formula that saves you a big pile of money on gas.
You make a note of it and are just topping up your gas tank when another man walks by dressed in coveralls on his way into the gas station. He overhears the conversation and agrees with the well-dressed man. He tells you he's a mechanic and swears by the stuff. Just a few drops and it can extend the fuel for another third of a tank.
As a matter of fact, the mechanic happens to have a couple of bottles in his truck, if you're interested. You look up at the pre-long weekend price gouge and think, "why not?" You pay the guy and think it is your lucky day. It isn't. The liquid could be a mixture of things, but it certainly isn't the magical substance that you are hoping for. 10 – 20 bottles sold at a few different gas station and the scammers can walk away with $1,000/day.
The same scam can happen with devices, not just substances. Watch the video below for a must-see a report on the Fuel Saver Device scam.
How to avoid the Gas Saver scam:
Never buy anything from someone in a parking lot, especially when you've never heard of the product. Just remember the name and read a review online or ask the person where you can buy it.
How to report the Gas Saver scam:
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