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originally posted by: Shiloh7
I've put this on the media site because I couldn't see anywhere else to put it - its about a horrible trick played on women buying face creams.
Two companies Revoluxe and Retinolla whose products are made in Israel with dead sea minerals (but are billed from China) and are offering free trials. The free trial price is either £3.95 or £2.95 depending on which site you look plus postage. So you expect to be billed that sum.
However our friend, when she checked her credit card found she had been billed £100.74 and £102.83. It took her some time to find out who was billing her because she hadn't ordered anything from China. Worse to come, she, by agreeing to the free trial and not returning the products within 14 days - as she was teasting the product she used it for over the 2 weeks and found now she is in a contract for monthly supplies of the products and of course monthly bills also. Something she can't afford and would never have signed up for.
She is very worried and said she felt ill when the credit card company warned her about being sued by these scammers.
Has anyone else done anything similar or has any advice apart from not buying and trying free trials of course to help?