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Why you should avoid 'free trial' offers

Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-27 22:02:20-04
I always say if you get a free product offer, get ready to pay! You can't stay in business when you're giving stuff away. 
 
Often we see those "free trial" period offers with anti-aging creams or diet supplements. The offer says you can try it for just the cost of shipping. 
 
Judy wrote me, "I sent for a sample of wrinkle cream for $4.98. A week later they withdrew $98.41 from my account." She returned the product by priority mail and they still have her money. 
 
The same thing has happened to countless others I've heard from. One woman was signed up for $270 worth of creams.
 
All of these offers operate in the same way: Your account gets hit, you return the product, but you're told it's too late or that you violated some fine print agreement. 
 
Just remember, if you have to give your credit card information for just shipping charges, it could be used for much more...
 
Avoid these offers. The last thing you want from your wrinkle cream order is more wrinkles. 
 
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