ILLINOIS (RFD) — The Better Business Bureau is warning of the pitfalls and catches of “free trial offers.” These offers are often promoted through various avenues on the internet, and make wild promises. All you have to do is pay for the shipping. But in the fine print, there is often wording that will hook you for a hefty monthly fee. Agency investigator Don O’Brien says they are calling on authorities to pursue more vigorously criminal charges against these scammers.
The agency also says social media sites need to better police this trend, and also calls on international authorities to cooperate in combating this fraud. Finally, if you feel you have been victimized, contact the BBB and your local police.