Why You Should NEVER Take Part In Free Trial Diet Offers – Scam Warning

You may have heard of products like African Mango, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean, Acai Berry, etc. You may want to give up smoking, find a cure for an ailment, or are desperate to lose weight. You may have heard marketing or seen on Dr. Oz supplements that can burn fat and help you lose weight. Many people want to try these amazing products and a free trial sounds GREAT!
NEVER TakePart In Free Trial Diet OffersFree trial products for weight loss may seem sexy, but really they are like someone ugly you pickup at a bar. Yes, they look fine because you are wearing your “beer goggles”. But, take off your rose colored glasses and you realize it is NOT a good deal!

The Attraction
Certain scam artists know this, and prey on the weak and vulnerable. They spend thousands of dollars having slick copy written that appeals to your weakest side and use all sorts of underhanded tactics to get your credit card number. Most commonly these are one-time offers, limited offers or offers that expire in just a few minutes.

Worst of all can be the so-called “free trial” offers.

Have you seen the appealing one page website with a beautiful slim girl? They usually have a very short form on the upper right side. They have quotes from doctors, famous people and beautiful models. They offer a free trial of the latest diet or health product…

Nothing Is Free My Friend
Just pay shipping and handling. “Pay” i.e. give us your credit card number. Now they’ve got you, and somewhere at the bottom of that oh-so-enticing but oh-so-long and boring sales copy will be a few words that state that after a certain time you’re going to be charged for something, every month without fail, whether you want it or not.

Look at the example billing language…
“14 Day Trial Terms (Billed by XXXX.com):
30 day supply of for $5.95(USD). If you feel is not for you, cancel within 14 days from today to avoid the purchase fee of $79.00(USD) and enrollment in the auto-shipment program which sends you a month supply every 30 days at the low price of $69.97(USD). To cancel anytime simply call 1-888-XXX-XXXX (U.S.). Any charges will appear as XXXX on your credit card statement.”

And shipping language…
“Our standard ground shipping takes from 6 to15 business days within the continental United States. For international orders, we ship via XXXXX. Generally international shipments take 14-21 business days from day of shipment unless customs causes a delay for some reason.
If you have not received your order within 21 days from your purchase date, please click on the link below visit our online customer care section to request a reshipment of your order.”

Let me get this straight…
• You pay $5.95 today.
• In 14 days you pay another $79.00 unless you call to cancel.
• You may not even have the product by the 14 days. (14-21 days on shipping).
• You will not be able to test the product to see if it works before you need to cancel.
• Then every 30 days you are “rebilled” $69.97 for another bottle.

Doesn’t sound so great now, does it? We called the (800) number several times and it went to a voicemail. We did not receive a call back.

We searched the internet for a similar product and found price ranges of $35 – $50 to buy from companies with no subscriptions or rebilling and a money back guarantee. To buy 3 bottles costs between $67 – $99 from companies with no subscriptions or rebilling and a money back guarantee.

Some products like African mango can take weeks or months to get into your system and start adjusting your leptin levels. How can you expect to know if a product like that works in a few days?

If you bought from a reputable store…
• You could get approximately 3 times the amount of product for the same price as 1 month without the reoccurring charges
• You would have enough diet supplement to see if it works for you.
• You could have a money back guarantee

Rebilling
Beware. Re-billing and auto-ship scams are plentiful. Keep an eye on your credit card statement and make sure you’re not a victim.

Call Our Toll-Free Number
What? There isn’t one? What a surprise! A company with no phone number should throw up a red flag straight away. If there is one, call it to make sure there’s a human being on the other end. Ask questions and expect answers and you shouldn’t have to learn a foreign language to find those answers. Find out EXACTLY what you’re going to get.

Cancelling A Continuity Program
It can be very difficult to stop the reoccurring charges on your credit card for these diet products. Our advice is if you cannot get a hold of the company you purchased from, to contact your credit card company and work with them directly. Dispute the charges and tell them you want the subscription cancelled and you cannot contact the health website you purchased from.

Remember Nothing Is Free
Free trials are the worst. Like we said, nothing is free. Often before you even receive the product your credit card has been hit up for an amount you didn’t expect. How the heck can you know a diet product is going to work for you, if you’ve barely had time to sniff the bag?

The good news is, there are hundreds of bona fide businesses on the web who offer great diet products that are known to work for many people. Money-back guarantees are always a real bonus and prove that a company will stand by its word.

Do your due diligence before you make any kind of impulsive buy on the web and you’ll save yourself a lot of aggravation and money.

What You Should be Looking For When Buying Diet Supplements

More often than not, free trial diet pills will result in higher costs than simply buying the product to try it for a month.

Some of these diet products are quite popular and do work very well. They can be a “quick” way to eliminate some of you stubborn fat. They can amplify the effects of exercise and a low-fat diet. Instead of choosing a free diet offer trial, it is safer and more effective to choose products that come with a guarantee, which is a more solid offer. It shows that the company is confident about the quality of their diet supplements and they are willing to risk losing money if their diet pills don’t work for you.

If you have signed up for a diet free trial, DON’T be embarrassed, it has happened to a lot of good honest people at some time or another. Call your credit card company and then look for a reputable supplement company.

— Additional Information —

Example Free Trial Diet Website
african mango free trial example

How Wikipedia Describes Free Trial Or Continuity Sales Model
“A consumer can join a plan simply by accepting an introductory offer of merchandise or services.
Continuity plans may offer an introductory “free trial period” to let potential consumers check out the merchandise or service and decide whether to join the plan.

If a consumer decides to keep the merchandise beyond the free trial period or fail to cancel the service within the free trial period, not only they must pay, but they automatically become a plan member.

Joining a continuity plan means the consumer agrees to the plan’s sales method as long as they are members. They’ll automatically get periodic shipments of merchandise or delivery of services. Consumers won’t get any announcements or rejection forms before each shipment or service period. The shipments or services continue until consumers cancel their membership.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_sales_model

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Comments

  1. i just ordered from a free trial product a minute ago and then i came across ur article now im greatly concern and hope im able to cancel my order before its too late

    • i just called the toll free number that was included in the website for the free trial product that i ordered from and someone was at the other end for me to speak to. they told me that it would take 14-20 days to receive the product. so that does mean that it wont be here before the trial is over. i hope that i would be able to opt out and cancel the membership before they charge me for the product…i wonder if i should wait until the end of this week to contact them again and try to cancel?

  2. IdealBite.com says:

    Many have asked for a company that does NOT do free trials…
    We recommend Global Health Ideas:
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    Zero Fillers
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    http://globalhealthideas.org/

  3. Susan Smyth says:

    I have just ordered free trial on-line and have since found your website. I am now very worried and wondered if there was any way in which I could cancel my order? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Clare Sheldon says:

      I was caught by one of these scams – I phoned the company concerned and cancelled my subscription. I also cancelled the bank card that I had used to purchase it.

    • IdealBite.com says:

      Try to contact the company you bought from!

  4. Laxmi Sunil says:

    I know that there are “No free lunches anywhere” but this type of scams are the dirtiest yet most common… I hate them ..

    Your example is quite good to illustrate .. put this on FB or something .. so that this post goes viral ..

  5. Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products that are marketed as dietary supplements. These fraudulent products can cause serious injury or even death. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly 300 fraudulent products, promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. Remember, FDA cannot test all products on the market to identify those that contain potentially harmful hidden ingredients.

  6. Thank you so much for posting this information, this is something I have suspected for awhile now and you have just backed my theory by posting this information. People are not out to help anyone lose weight they are out to get your money so don’t expect any of the miracle pills advertised to really do the job they say it can. It is hard work and dedication that will change your body.

  7. Many try to catch you eye with trial offers. But in the case of one diet supplement – its deal could have you losing a lot more than just a little weight, as CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella reports in conjunction with Business Week. Instead of one bottle (the trial offer), your are sent three, at a price of 99 cents for the first one and more than $87 for each of the other two.

  8. Someone I know accepted a free trial offer for natural male enhancement supplements. Beware of this type of free trial offer. Apparently, there are lots of fraudulent offers in the area of natural Viagra and male enhancements. They tend to come out of California, but I suppose you should beware of all of them, regardless from where they happen to originate.

  9. Many people can’t seem to resist anything that is free. People will go out of their way just to get a free sample of food. This happens at my local Publix. I too, enjoy going to Publix even when I don’t need to by anything. It’s because of those free food samples that they offer every day in order to promote the ingredients of the day’s recipe.

  10. Christopher says:

    The wisdom of the ages is: There ain’t no free lunch. That was written in the book by self help author, Zig Zigler’s best selling book. So I guess this also applies to software and product offers. I am always wary when an offer is too good to be true.

  11. I have heard of the Green Coffee bean extract supplement, but I have not ever seen any free sample trial. I have only seen the jars for sale with a percentage discount. In any case, I am thankful for the warning. I guess there are lots of predatory scammers in the health and nutrition industry. My father fell for one of these free trials and got his credit card fraudulently charged.

  12. I have heard of the Green Coffee bean extract supplement, but I have not ever seen any free sample trial. I have only seen the jars for sale with a percentage discount. In any case, I am thankful for the warning. I guess there are lots of predatory scammers in the health and nutrition industry. My father fell for one of these free trials and got his credit card fraudulently charged.

  13. Thank you for explaining why to stay away from diet scams

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