Free trials and warranties are real, but so are scammers


Maybe you’re curious about how to forgive some of your student loan debt or getting a home warranty, but don’t let scammers take advantage of that!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lechelle Yates from the Better Business Bureau joins 2 Wants to Know to talk about scams and the best practices you can take to protect yourself.

Buy now, pay later

BBB has a warning for us about the new buy now/pay later options we see popping up in almost every online shopping cart. 

Afterpay is a popular one. It breaks the cost of an item into 4 easy fixed payments, from $4 mascara to a Peloton bike. But this new payment option, which is really a loan, does not have the same consumer protections as credit cards. 

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