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You see an ad for a new FREE trial of a ‘Groundbreaking Weight Loss Supplement’ or a ‘Miracle Skincare Product Guaranteed to Erase Your Wrinkles’ and you think, “it’s a free trial, why not?”
Well, let me tell you why you should be cautious…
Most free trials make you enter your credit or debit card number because all you have to pay is the low-cost of shipping, but what they don’t tell you in the big print is that you have to make sure to cancel your trial or that card will be charged when the trial period is over. Cancellation information tends to be hidden in the small print or the terms & conditions, so you have to make sure you catch those details. Some dishonest companies even put strict conditions on returns and cancellations that can make it next to impossible to stop deliveries and billing.
No one wants to be without their hard-earned money, because you forgot to cancel a free trial, so if you really want to try the product here are tips offered by the Federal Trade Commission on how to avoid unwanted fees:
All-in-all, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Most companies aren’t in the business of giving their products away truly for free, there is likely a catch (like agreeing to a subscription) or a fee somewhere. Just be aware and be sure you are making an informed decision before you snag that “free” trial.