Trading standards officers at Angus Council are warning local people to be wary before signing up for ‘free’ trial offers.
They have recently seen an increase in the number of complaints from consumers who have responded to online adverts for a free trial for items such as health and beauty products.
However, in signing up, they have also unwittingly agreed to have payments taken from their credit or bank card.
Officers advise anyone asked to give card details on a ‘free’ offer, to be very wary.
Consumers needing advice should contact the council on 08452 777 778.