Buyer Beware as Free Trial Turns into $400 Skin Cream Purchase
Website Promises Free Trial But Details Added Charges in Fine Print
“The Large Print Giveth and the Fine Print Taketh” is a lesson a local woman learned the hard way.
This woman contacted Barrie 360 to warn others not to fall for the same scam, after signing up for a free trial thinking all she would have to cover are shipping costs. It turns out, the website she signed up for, SkinFrais.com, has on its Terms and Conditions page a clause that stipulates under which conditions you would have to foot the full cost.
Peter Leon with the Barrie Police says buyer beware “in many cases, it’s a case of people not doing their homework and due diligence before they make orders online… it reminds us of a very simple thing; take the time, do the research, and don’t let your fingers do the walking.”