Central Florida reacts: Credit card companies raising holds at gas stations

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Credit card companies are increasing the hold a gas station can put on your account.


Central Florida gas prices have been creeping down ahead of the summer holiday after spending weeks at record-breaking highs.

READ: Visa, Mastercard raise gas station debit, credit card hold to $175

However, this new twist could land some people in financial trouble if they’re not paying attention, and some people said they’re canceling their holiday weekend plans.

Credit cards put holds on your account for a few hours or more. Major card companies are raising the hold from $125 to $175, putting financially strained families at risk of overdraft fees or being stranded.

READ: Woman critically injured in road-rage shooting near Oviedo

See what Central Florida residents had to say in the video above.

READ: Florida woman accused of stealing nearly $15,000 worth of fireworks from her job

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.