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People in Redditch and Studley fall foul of ‘free trial trap’scams

Redditch Editorial 5th Dec, 2017

LOCAL people are falling foul of a ‘free trial trap’ and subscribing to products they don’t want or need.

Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service are warning residents to beware after they received almost 100 complaints from consumers who mistakenly signed up to expensive monthly subscriptions for expensive face creams.

Most losses go unreported but those that did included a Studley resident who reported losing £131.

Problems arose when people used their credit or debit cards to pay postage and packing for items they believed were ‘free trials’. However, hidden in the small print were agreements to pay £70 to £100 per month subscriptions.


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