- Tighten Your Stomach Muscles
- Tighten Your Tummy!
- 7 Stomach Muscle Exercise Habits To Avoid
- Flat Belly Diets
- Free Trial Scams
- Pilates Classes
- Your Busy Life
- Section 1: Busy Life
- Section 2: Busy Life
- Section 3: Busy Life
- Section 4: Busy Life
- Section 5: Busy Life
- Easy Exercise Videos
- Fitness DVDs for Men
- Fitness DVDs for Women
- 6-Pack Abs for Men
- For Women Over 40 Only
- Exercise Equipment for People on the Go
- Food Myths
- The Salad Dressing to Avoid Like the Plague
- Do 3 Day Diets Work?
Free Trial Scams
These shipments will start as soon as your "free trial" has ended which is usually in either 5 to 7 days. The time limit can varely widely. Some outfits will actually give you 30 days before the autoship and recurring billing starts, but very few. Most are 5 to 7 days.
Now here's the deal....
Five days have passed, or maybe seven days have gone by and you have probably forgotten that you order the "free" product. On the tenth or 15th day it comes in the mail. Whoopie!
Well, no. Not "Whoopie". Your 5-7 day trial came and went even before you got your freebie. They start the trial date the moment that you order, not from the time shipped, and definatly not by the time received.
Often in the fine print that most people never read it will say something like this:
"If after trying XXXXX, you decide you do not wish to receive the xx-day supply, simply contact us within 7 days of the day you placed your order, and we will happily cancel your order."
Now, a month has gone by and you have just recived your new shipment and your credit card statement. You will see that you have been charge for the shipping and handling of the "free" product, but it doesn't stop there. You are also charged for the order you just received (that you didn't think you ordered), AND you are charged for the next shipment that is on it's way. First, you return the unwanted product or you refuse it upon delivery.
Here comes the difficult part....
Some of these retailers will tell you up front that you will be put on an autoship program, but most don't. Many of them are very deciptive about it. Because of the deception and all of the consumer complaints, many are being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General's office.
If you have been defrauded by any of these companies that offer a “free” trial , first contact your credit card company to block any more charges and to charge back the retailer for the product you returned.
Next, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at: https://rn.ftc.gov/
Then, contact your State Attorney General’s office immediately.
One more thing to remember is that it is highly unlikely that you will lose a whole bunch of weight in 5 to 7 days, or whatever the too good to be true offer may be
There just isn't any magic pill, potion, or fruit drink that will do this for you. These offers are blatant scams. The best way to handle these types of offers is to avoid them like the black plague.