When it comes to fuel, you have no control over the price at the pump, or how that will impact your fleet budget. But, your drivers can help reduce the chance of fraud by taking the appropriate measures. Here are a few best practices, courtesy of WEX Fraud Services and LeasePlan, to get started.

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Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, you can expect to encounter higher than usual prices at the gas pump. In preparation for Irma, gas in Florida increased to $2.73–its highest since 2014. With prices on the rise, be on the lookout for fuel fraud and ways to combat it. Here are a few best practices, courtesy of WEX Fraud Services and LeasePlan, to get started.

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Skimming devices that crooks install inside fuel station gas pumps frequently rely on an embedded Bluetooth component allowing thieves to collect stolen credit card data from the pumps wirelessly with any mobile device. The downside of this approach is that Bluetooth-based skimmers can be detected by anyone else with a mobile device. Now, investigators in New York say they are starting to see pump skimmers that use cannibalized cell phone components to send stolen card data via text message.

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