Subscription scam

Online offer that appears to be free at first glance but then turns out to be an expensive subscription. These offers aim to lure Internet users into quickly concluding a contract or purchasing a service.

Subscription scams are usually hidden behind supposed surveys or competitions. The contract clauses are hidden at the very bottom in the small print or in the general terms and conditions. By registering or clicking, a long-term and expensive subscription contract is concluded. Sometimes, a credit card number is requested. The entire annual subscription is then immediately charged to the credit card.

Last modification 17.12.2020

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