The Better Business Bureau has a consumer alert for everyone ahead of the holiday season.
The organization is warning you to be cautious of free trial offers. You may think you’re paying a small fee for shipping and handling but the hidden terms of the offer may require you to pay a larger fee.
Before entering your credit card information the BBB says it’s crucial that you understand the conditions by carefully reading the fine print.
“Usually we recommend you use a credit card for any kind of online purchase for shopping because they do offer a lot of protections,” said Jessica Tharp of the BBB. She adds, “When it comes to subscriptions types of charges, your debit card may be the better way to go and you can call your bank and dispute those charges to get that stopped,”
If you feel you’ve been a victim to a free trial scam the BBB says to contact them and they may be able to help you.