About two months ago I received an e-mail offering me a chance to "qualify" for a free sample of Force Factor pre-workout capsules. Seemed worth a try, so I filled out the form, and agreed to provide my credit card # to pay for shipping. Got the pills in a few days, tried them, jury's still out as to whether they help or not.
Then I got a full-size jar in the mail. No bill or invoice included, so I wondered if they'd screwed up and put it aside. Today I got another one. I scrutinized the label carefully, and found a billing number. I googled them, got a customer service #, called it, and found out that I'd been charged almost $75 for the two bottles. According to them, the terms and conditions automatically enroll me in a monthly purchase plan unless I pro-actively opt out of it!
Obviously I wouldn't have proceeded if I'd spotted this in the small print. I opted out of the "plan" immediately, but it looks like I'm out some serious money, and I doubt that I have any practical recourse.
Somehow, in my naievete, I've assumed that sports and nutrition people don't pull sleazy scams like this. Live and learn.
BE CAREFUL WITH THESE PEOPLE!!