Have Mom be careful of free trial face creams....
How many times we see an ad for a free jar of face cream, either on TV or through email or an ad on the internet. Sounds pretty good :) You pay shipping and handling. Hey, what a deal !! Oops, only 10 minutes left to order this trial run.
Today I read an article in the Washington Post financial section [7/30/17] that those free face creams can create a lot of havoc on the elderly and even those us who are younger. Read the fine print, if you can find it, usually hidden under a hyperlink !!
You order the face cream, pay the shipping and handling. You try the free trial offer face cream for 14 days. Next thing you find out is that your credit card or debit card has a charge for $90+. What happened is that these "free" face creams are automatic monthly delivery, each jar is $90+. Trying to stop delivery would take a Philadelphia lawyer.
As the article states "Free for me is a code word for 'watch out' because there's always a price to pay.
Anyone run into something similar?