Tag Archives: SB 313

Governor Brown signs CFC sponsored SB 313 to make it easy to cancel automatic renewals

“It should be as easy to cancel a subscription as it is to sign up for it,” said Richard Holober, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California. Read More ›

Fake celebrity skin care ads dupe consumers with ‘Free Trial’ offers

by David Emory, Snopes

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The perpetrators use networks of bogus web sites, social media, and e-commerce technology to trick users into ordering “free trials” of supposedly celebrity-endorsed products, only to find they’ve unknowingly signed up to receive regular shipments for which they’re automatically charged on a monthly basis. Read More ›

Pesky automatic subscription renewals might soon be easier to cancel

by Dennis Romero, LA Weekly

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You subscribe to a magazine or join a gym for a special rate and months later realize you’re paying a lot more for renewals. And those fees keep hitting your bank account while you try to figure out how to make it stop. Read More ›

Free trial offers

by Steve Baker, Baker Fraud Report

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We are deluged with ads for various pills and potions to lose weight, improve memory, help with arthritis or back pain, eliminate wrinkles, or improve sex. What do far too many of these have in common? They advertise free trial offers with “no risk.” Read More ›