“Free Trials” of health products

Some wise words from the BBC, warning about “free trials” of health products, weight loss products etc.

Be very careful about what you are agreeing to.  Read ALL of the Ts & Cs before handing over your credit card details, you could unwittingly be setting up a recurring payment to a company whose details you know little or nothing about.

Another name for these cons, I think, is “forced continuity”.  The unwitting customer doesn’t realise they have just signed up to a recurring payment that they will find very difficult to cancel.  It isn’t a direct debit, so you can’t just cancel the payment via your bank.

It’s a common scam for weight loss products, body building products, etc so be careful.  You can read the full story on the BBC website below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/b4205c76-9989-4069-9b0a-7c2933ea428b

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