Free Trial Scams Lead to Billings

Complaints are mounting from people who sign up for what's advertised as free trials for products, then end up being billed on their credit card for unwanted additional items that are shipped to them


The Better Business Bureau found complaints about "free trials" more than doubled between 2015 and 2017." Consumers who complained lost an average of $186, and 72 percent of them were women.


The FTC and BBB have some tips on free trials. if you have to enter your credit card number, that's a red flag. Also, do read the fine print and check your bank and credit card statements regularly.


If you get scammed by one of these, report it to the BBB's scamtracker.

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