Deceptive 'Free Trial' Offers

A Better Business Bureau’s investigative study found that many free trial offers are not free.

We have all seen those annoying ads popping up on social media and other websites offering free trial offers. But, a new study by Better Business Bureau proves those ads aren’t necessarily what they appear to be.

Jason Meza says to avoid this scam, make sure you read the fine print and do your research on the product. If you have already started one of these free trial offers, and notice additional charges you weren’t expecting, contact your credit card company. You should also file a complaint with BBB or report it to BBB Scam Tracker.

Read the fine print. If you’re really wanting to purchase an item from a website you’re unfamiliar with, make sure to read all the details located in the fine print about possible recurring charges, additional charges and the return policy.

Research. Be sure to research the product and the information first online – read reviews, and cross check phone numbers and celebrity endorsements online. Make sure to search the company at

For more information on this study, watch the clip above or CLICK HERE.

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