West Yorkshire Trading Standards Servicesaid that it continues to receive a large number of complaints from consumers who have signed up toonline “free trials”of beauty treatments, slimming products and health products.
Consumers receive internet offers of these products and enter their bank details to pay a small amount for postage and packing of the “free” product.
They later find out that a much larger amount is taken from their account without their knowledge. Some people have had £70 per month or more taken from their bank account.
What these people didn't realize was that hidden within the terms and conditions of the website they were actually agreeing to a monthly subscription contract.
Sometimes they end up being charged for several months before they realize what has happened.
Many of these contracts lock consumers into a Continuous Payment Authority, which they then have trouble cancelling.
I think, people should be commended on their intelligence, soon technology will be so advance that we no longer have to use dangerous technologies, we can ba able to apply our being smart not just to smart phones.