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Diet pill scam warning

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People are being warned about diet pill and anti-wrinkle cream internet scams following a spate of complaints to Derbyshire County Council.

The council’s trading standards team is urging people to be wary of ‘pop up’ advertising which can appear when they are looking at unrelated websites or unsolicited emails offering a ‘free trial’ in return for a small delivery cost paid by credit or debit card.

Some consumers who accepted trials complained to trading standards officers weeks later when they noticed several debits of between £50 and £100 taken from their card – despite repeated references on the website to a ‘risk free trial’ of the product.

Anyone who has lost money on a free product trial or would like advice about online shopping can contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506.

 

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