Fuel Card Scam Costs Australian Car-Sharing Company

After “a gang of fraudsters” broke into the vehicles of Australian car-sharing company GoGet in an $80,000 fuel scam, the company is upgrading its fuel card security system, according to website www.news.com.au.

The company’s fleet was targeted by individuals who broke into the vehicles, stole the cards, and used them to buy fuel at a number of Sydney service stations.

GoGet co-founder Bruce Jeffreys uncovered the fraud after noticing irregularities on the billing system. Police are still looking for the thieves.
After collecting a car from designated street spots around the city, GoGet users are required to top up the tanks using cards stored in the glove boxes.

In the wake of the thefts, Jeffreys warned small businesses to double check their fuel card costs.

GoGet has switched fuel card providers from Motorpass to Caltex for its fleet of about 600 vehicles. Jeffreys noted Caltex’s “bullet-proof” online-based security features including the ability to authenticate the user at the service station.

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