The other night while out in the car, I pulled up to a large petrol station, got out ready to fill up and discovered the pumps were on prepaid. Normally I would avoid such stations but I needed fuel so I had to go along with it. I always fill the car right up when I stop so I never know how much petrol I want which is the main reason for normally avoiding pre-pay stations. So anyway I go in, leave my credit card with the attendant and go and fill up. This has now got me thinking about the whole thing and am really now a bit sus of the whole thing. The whole issue of trust has been taken from me and is now placed with them. If I fill up and drive off without paying the most I am going to steal from them is a retail value of $90-$100. If the attendant decides to copy the details of my card I could lose thousands if he decides to do some on-line shopping when he gets home. By the time I got my statement I would never be able to trace it back to that attendant on that night. I am not against pre-paying but the pumps should be upgraded so I can swipe my card, fill up and have the amount put on the card when I hang the pump up. How do other people deal with having to pre-pay?