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Consumer: Warning issued on ‘free’ online trials


Complaints are soaring over so-called ‘free trials’ on websites. Laura Bowyer reports.

The chances are if something looks too good to be true then it probably is. But so-called free offers are proving to be costly mistakes for internet shoppers.

That’s the warning issued by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

The watchdog has received a large number of complaints from internet shoppers who have been tempted by online “free trials”.

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