Ever since Resveratrol was featured on 60 Minutes and profiled the two scientists who discovered the active ingredients in Red Wine that are responsible for so many health benefits, there has been an outright craze to buy resveratrol supplements. This craze, unfortunately, has spawned a number of unethical business practices to cash in on the latest developments in anti-aging research. Acai Berry supplements also received a very similar spotlight in the mainstream media and it too has seen a the rise of fraudulent business practices to cash in on the demand.
Resveratrol and Acai Berry supplements are the hottest supplements on the market and unfortunately many websites are luring innocent people into "Free Trial Offers" to trap and deceive them for financial gain by using deceptive reoccurring billing charges. The practices of these companies are currently under investigation by the FTC (Federal Trade & Commission). These companies "claim" to offer a free trial of their product and you, the consumer, must simply pay for shipping charges ranging from $2.95 to $7.95. Once you receive the trial bottle the agony begins. If you do not cancel your trial within 10 days of the ship date, not the date you actually received the product but the date it was shipped, you are billed $89.95 to $149.95 for the item you received. The charges to your credit card reoccur every month until your subscription is canceled. To make matters worse, the companies behind these schemes make it very difficult for you to contact them and stop the charges. Their contact numbers are difficult to find and if and when you find it, the lines are consistently busy. Individuals have reported that the reoccurring billing continued for up to 5 months after their subscription had been canceled.