Better Business Bureau serving Canton Region and Greater West Virginia offers tips and advice for consumers to avoid fraudulent practices.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, an active ingredient of cannabis, is now legal in many US states. If you want to try the drug, watch out for scams. BBB Scam Tracker has received dozens of reports from frustrated consumers who thought they signed up for a free trial offer, but ended up getting billed for hundreds of dollars.
HOW THE SCAM WORKS:
You see an ad for CBD on social media or in an online search. A company is offering samples of CBD oil. All you need to do is pay a couple dollars for shipping and handling, and you can try it for free. In some cases, the product is even endorsed by a celebrity. For example, recent Scam Tracker reports mention popular ministers Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen.
Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, if you order the “free” sample, the scammers now have your credit card number….