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Article by Corinne Kepler

Free trial of a weight loss product: Why you should NEVER accept!

Updated on 23 October 2023.

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A free trial of a weight-loss product can quickly turn from a simple online purchase into a real nightmare that will make you lose…the desire to lose weight! Yes, we know you’re so motivated to shed those unwanted pounds that you end up… the victim of a free trial scam! Many malicious people take advantage of your determination to get money out of you, quite easily.

If you’ve already fallen victim to this type of scam and are looking for ways out, this article will provide you with some answers that may help you. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee anything…

See also : Our guide to the Free Trial scam

Free trial The first thing to do before things get worse…

Essai Gratuit ArnaqueAfter a free trial of a weight-loss product, you’ll often discover that you have indeed authorized recurring direct debits from your balance. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), you’ll need to contact your bank to block your card and prevent any unauthorized debits from being taken from your account. We all know that, in addition to the inconvenience caused by this unwanted operation, other charges will be added to your loss. So don’t feel guilty and avoid the worst.

While you’re waiting to get your money (or part of it) back, let’s take this opportunity to learn the right lessons from such a misadventure. We sincerely hope that other readers will read this article before falling for it. So, please, if you’re reading, don’t hesitate for a moment and share this warning with others. A loved one or friend could be next…

Why you should NEVER accept a free trial?

After receiving so many comments on our site, crying free trial scam, we decided to prepare this article to help you avoid this type of scam. So we’ve tried to list the main reasons why you shouldn’t play along.

REASON 1: A free trial sample will never make you lose weight!

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Why not? The answer is quite simple, in fact, and all you have to do is think about it. When it comes to weight loss, there are solutions that work, but in the form of a treatment requiring a supply of at least 3 months to see the first results. How else can a free trial of a product sample help you lose weight?

Unfortunately, this is where the scammers use their “genius”. They dangle a miracle solution in front of you that doesn’t exist: lose a lot of weight in a very short time! This encourages you to accept the sample without thinking and, above all, without reading!

REASON 2 : If it’s free, why pay?

Your scammers say they’re charging you shipping costs to send you the “gift”! The scenario is so well thought out that you (being the good person that you are) decide to participate in this benevolent effort on the part of the seller, by paying these charges in solidarity with him. But no! If a salesperson decides to offer a free trial, he or she should only be charged for the actual first product purchase. That’s just the way it is!

With this in mind, make sure you don’t provide any credit card information outside of a secure, official purchase. Never fill in forms on pages that promise freebies. There’s no such thing as “free” on the web: there’s always a quid pro quo somewhere. If it’s free, then YOU are the product!

REASON 3: What about the terms and conditions?

Essai Gratuit Lire CGV attentivementIf the offer of a free trial is part of a general sales strategy for a given product, the seller is bound by current law to mention it in his terms of sale…which most of you never read!

Unfortunately, scammers still “protect” themselves by mentioning the terms of their scam, in a number of ways:

  • From microscopic clauses written in fairly invisible characters or hidden visually somewhere are now there to announce a recurring charge! If you click on the order button, it’s assumed that you’ve read these clauses!
  • Text formulated in heavy, sometimes ambiguous or confusing sentences confusing. In short, just the thing to put you off and make you “skipper” through the formalities to go ahead with the purchase.
  • Little asterisks well hidden in the corners of overly distracting images, timidly signaling tacitly renewed subscription programs. The trick is to put text in the image so that search engines or even a browser search can’t detect the information!

And the list goes on!

See also : Learn how to recognize scam pills!

So, I don’t buy on the web anymore… it’s safer! Right?

If you do, you’ll be missing out on good products that continue to prove their worth in the slimming field! Don’t be discouraged: if you already know what you need, you can order online in complete safety, without having to go through a free trial.

Don’t forget to take a look at the selection of products that attracted consumers’ interest in 2016, on the right-hand bar of the site. Go further and read the tests we’ve delicately prepared for you, to put all the relevant and useful information you need to know before taking the plunge.

In conclusion, avoid the free trial at all costs!

Yes, we’re victims when we’re duped by honeyed promises. But we quickly become accomplices when we agree to take part in these dubious transactions. The tricks and schemes used by scammers are inexhaustible, and they’ll continue to use them to get you. It’s up to you to protect yourself as much as possible to avoid being taken advantage of. So remember: NEVER accept a free trial of any weight-loss product!

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