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Italian police bust petrol station scam in Naples

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Italian police bust petrol station scam in Naples
Look out for petrol pumps that might have been tampered with. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP
14:39 CET+01:00
Italian police have seized two petrol stations in the city of Naples where the pumps had been tampered with to fool customers about the quantity of petrol they were getting.

At one petrol station in the southern city, which has a reputation for rampant fraud, police discovered a pump had been customised so that its counter could be activated by remote control, even without petrol being pumped.

The other had a hidden switch which activated the counter as soon as the nozzle was lifted, again without petrol coming out. 

READ ALSO: What you need to know about Italy's new petrol pump labels


Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP
 

 
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