The acai berry is a berry that grows in Central and South America that remained relatively unnoticed by most of the world until it began to feature on television early in 2008.
As you can imagine, a large number of websites sprung up allowing people to purchase acai berry. Most of these sites were reputable and well made, but others were not so. Many scamming websites were created, designed purely to steal your cash and identity. one of the most famous of these are trials for ‘free’ acai berry to be sent to your home after you fill out your personal details.
Why free trials aren’t always free
To consumers, free trials seem like a great idea. they make us think that the product must work exactly how we are told, or the people selling it to us wouldn’t be so eager to let us get our hands on it for free. it almost means that if we do like it we can try it out without any risks straight away – something that you can’t often do with many products these days.
To the scammers however, free trials are never about the product. some people who sign up for free trials never see any product at all, but the ones that do find that they receive poorly manufactured, non-organic acai berry that had very little nutritional value.
But that’s not the worst part of being signed up to a fake acai berry trial. The people who run trials like this sell your information on to other companies and use your name, address and credit card or bank details to sign up you to a huge range of other ‘offers’, most of which take money out of your account without even asking, and can be very difficult to cancel.
How to avoid these scams
The best way to avoid scams is simply to be very wary of something that’s totally free. Real trials to exist but you can never really be sure about the quality of the product you will receive. it can be much easier to simply buy a small quantity of acai berry from a reputable resource that you know will offer you good value for money.
If you do have doubts about a website, then don’t use it Make sure any site you use has all their contact details, phone number and address visible and do research online using search engines like Google if you think that the site might be trying to rip you off.