If you use the internet, you’ve no doubt seen various companies advertising free trials, free memberships or free products for a certain number of days. If you every take advantage of any of these memberships and subscriptions, pay attention to the fine print! Most of these free trial offers are simply a way to get people signed up, and if you do not cancel within the stated number of days, you will automatically be billed for the full cost of the product, membership or subscription.
When buying anything online, pay attention to “add-on” orders or extras that are added to your shopping cart during the last few stages of your payment process. You might order a sports item and the order form could include a sports magazine subscription with the box already checked indicating you want to order it. If you’re not paying attention, you could miss the fact that you have to uncheck the box in order to avoid ordering the magazine subscription.
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