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Here are some tips from the Better Business Bureau on how you can avoid free trial offers scams:

An ad for samples of CBD oil appears on social media or in an online search… all you need to do is pay a couple dollars for shipping and handling and you can try it for free! If you order the “free” sample, the scammers now have your credit card numbers.

Chris Babin, with the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana, said, “CBD is up and coming in product popularity and scammers are taking advantage of that being the opportunists that they are, they’re posting fake advertising on social media and online luring consumers into free trials of the product different variations of it and we’ve had reports on scam tracker that a lot of those are turning out to be scams.”

As soon as you receive your free sample, you are charged up to one hundred dollars for an ongoing monthly subscription and consumers report cancelling the subscription is not easy.

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Babin added, “If you see an ad, don’t necessarily believe what that ad says up front, make sure you look at that company and who you’re doing business with, and if you’re going to sign up for a free trial regardless of if you give credit card information, make sure you look into the terms of that agreement.”

“A lot of times you’re signing up for a free trial offer for the product, but you’re also signing up for a subscription. You know you’re signing up for that with your credit card information because they want to charge some type of processing fee or shipment fee, make sure that you’re paying attention to that credit card because on scam tracker we’ve reported that a lot of people have been charged numerous times with that same credit card information that they provided,” explained Babin.

If you want to try CBD, experts are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams. Frustrated consumers thought they signed up for a free trial offer but ended up getting billed for hundreds of dollars.

Cbd trial scam

You’ll get 100 mg of CBD in a 30 mL bottle, or something made from hemp seed without any active CBD at all. You can expect these oils to be made from very low-quality hemp, which may be full of chemical additives and contaminants.

Here’s How the Scam Works

Scam: Fake CBD Company

Vital Wellness CBD

Shark Tanks is a famous television show in which entrepreneurs would pitch their company to a group of celebrity investors to earn funding for their companies. The whole event is televised as the contestants barter with the sharks (investors) about the value of the company.