Avoid recurring or subscription billing
Recurring or Subscription Billing
Recurring billing scams are more of an unethical sales practice than a direct scam. They arise from a genuine purchase that you make with further obligations on you hidden within the terms and conditions on the seller's website.
A typical recurring or subscription billing situation looks like this:
An example clause will read:
“by agreeing to the free trial / product by only paying for the shipping and handling, you have now enrolled in our free shipping program and will be billed accordingly every month”
Because the customer has authorised these payments by accepting the terms and conditions there are generally no chargeback rights for recurring or subscription billing. By acting quickly you can limit how much they can scam from you.