We’ve all seen them. Free Trial Offers are everywhere – on TV and online. Who doesn’t want to try something new for free? The question is, do they all stand up to the test of transparency in advertising? The Answer: Not always.
Quite often that “free trial” turns into an expensive, long-term commitment that you didn’t sign up for – or so you think. While most businesses try to advertise honestly, the dishonest ones will try a number of tactics to hook you into paying more than you bargained for initially.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that “some companies use free trials to sign you up for more products — sometimes lots of products — which can cost you lots of money as they bill you every month until you cancel.”
Here are some of the tricks to look out for in a “Free Trial…