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We also get many inquiries from consumers who mistakenly think that our website is affiliated with this scam. Which it most certainly is not. We warn people about this scam and advise them on what to do if they’ve become a victim. The best thing that you can do is to advise them to contact their bank or credit card company to file a fraud chargeback and get a new card issued so that they don’t continue to be be charged by the scammers.
You can try calling them back and demanding a full refund. Be firm but calm and tell them that you have notified your bank and that you are in the process of filing a fraud chargeback. It’s important to use that exact wording “fraud chargeback.” That is often the key to getting them to issue a full refund. Because if everyone filed a fraud chargeback against the charges, they would get their payment processing account shut down.
Thank you for sharing your experience with the “free trial bottle of CBD” scam. Unfortunately, MANY people have been taken for hundreds of dollars and we try to educate as many people as we can to avoid this scam. It’s always best to stick with safe and reputable brands when purchasing CBD products.
Unfortunately, there isn’t one brand that works for everyone. Most users tell us that they had to try a few different brands to find the one that works best for them. Buying from brands that work well for others can shorten the process but there is typically some experimentation required.
Unfortunately, the scammers are trained to say this and they are only after as much of your money as they can get. The best way to get a refund is to call your bank or credit card company and explain the situation to them. They can help you file a “fraud chargeback” to get a full refund for what you’ve been charged. They can also issue you a new card to ensure that the scammers don’t keep charging you in the future. Sorry this happened to you.
In answer to your first question, most CBD patches are transdermal which means that they deliver the active ingredients into your bloodstream. So yes, the risk would be similar to the sublingual oils. in answer to your second question, there are a few CBD companies that are publicly traded including Charlotte’s Web (CWBHF) and cbdMD (YCBD).
John, you are one of many victims of the “free trial bottle” scam. The best way to get the charges to stop is to contact your bank or credit card company and have them issue you a new card. Because they will keep charging you every month. You can also work with your bank to file a fraud chargeback and get a refund of what you’ve already been charged. Here’s more information about this and some suggestions on what you can do about it. https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-free-trial/
Their behavior is truly shameful. You may want to contact an attorney to send a cease and desist letter, and then be prepared to take legal action.
The people who are running the “free trial” scam intentionally make it difficult for victims to cancel their subscription. Even if you are able to contact them, they may keep charging you every month. We highly recommend that you contact your bank or credit card company. Explain your situation to them and it’s best to get a new card issued. That’s really the only way to know that the charges will stop.
Full spectrum CBD products can include up to 0.3% THC to be legally sold online or in local stores. Products with more than 0.3% are considered to be from marijuana so can only be legally purchased from a licensed dispensary in a state where medical marijuana is legal.
Yes, if you read the Terms & Conditions in the footer of their website you will see that they automatically enroll you in an auto-shipment program at a cost of $89.95 per month.
Endoca, CBDistillery, Fab and Spruce are examples of brands with tincture options of 80 mg/ml or more in terms of potency. All of those are listed on our recommended list above.
Most “free sample” offers where you think that you are just paying a small shipping fee is a scam.Especially those with a celebrity name associated with them. The product quality is low and they are going to keep charging you up to $90 every month until you cancel your subscription with them that you probably don’t know that you signed up for. Please contact your bank or credit card company and have them investigate. You will likely need to cancel your card and get a new one issued to get the charges to stop.
It is possible so we highly recommend that users speak with their medical professional before starting CBD oil. This is of particular importance if you are taking prescription medications such as blood thinners or other medications that are metabolized by the liver.
20-25 milligrams is about the average that people take per serving based on what users have told us in our Facebook group. That is the stated number of milligrams on the bottle and the amount that your body actually absorbed is less than that depending on the bioavailability or absorption rate of how you take it.
It’s been reported that Tiger Woods and other pro golfers may use CBD gum but he definitely does not have his own brand of CBD oil. Many scammers who promise a “free trial bottle” but then start charging you up to $90/month for a low quality product use celebrity names in an unauthorized way. Avoid those offers at all costs.
Mary, you can first try contacting the company that is charging you and ask them to cancel your subscription. But they don’t always do that even when they say they will. You should contact your bank or credit card company and have them cancel your existing card and issue you a new one. That’s really the only way to know that the charges will stop.
That’s good advice, Daniel, so thank you. Unfortunately, there are many companies that are a part of this scam and getting the contact information for them can sometimes be a challenge since they really don’t want to be found by their victims. It can be a good idea to first try and contact the scamming company but people typically find that they have to find a resolution directly with their bank or credit card company. Thanks again!
The trade (dot) gov website seems to be a good resource for those exporting from the U.S.
The scammers make it very difficult for you to cancel because they just want your money. Your best move is to call your bank or credit card company and have them cancel the payment card that you used and issue you a new one. That’s really the only way to know that the charges and potential fraud will stop. You can also have them issue a “fraud chargeback” on any previous charges to hopefully get a refund from the credit card company.
All of the “free trial bottle” offers that we’ve seen are scams. Especially those that are supposedly endorsed by a celebrity. There’s more information about this scam and what you can do about it on this page of the website: https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-free-trial/
Hi Rafael, unfortunately not. New Leaf Naturals (not to be confused with NuLeaf Naturals which is a highly reputable brand) has been linked to the “free trial bottle of CBD oil” scam. They make it sound like you are just paying a small shipping fee for a sample bottle. But in reality, you are signing up for a monthly subscription (hidden in fine print) where they will charge you up to $90 a month for a low quality product. We recommend that you contact your bank or credit card company immediately and get a new card issued to prevent future charges.
Anne, you will want to contact your bank or credit card company and ask them to file a ‘fraud chargeback’ against the company that charged you. This will give you the best chance of recouping those charges. You’ll also want to have them cancel your existing card and issue you a new one because otherwise you will continue getting charged by these fraudsters.
Your difficulty in trying to figure out company names and get a copy of terms and conditions isn’t surprising. These outfits do everything they can to avoid being found because they are all about taking your money and avoiding the eyes of the FTC, banks and others who would stop them from doing so in a fraudulent way. This is why we always recommend that consumers stick with reputable brands with quality products and a history of satisfied customers.
We understand that choosing a brand from the estimated 3,500 companies currently selling CBD products online can be overwhelming. There is no “best” brand for everyone or for particular conditions. We often recommend that new users start out by buying the least expensive bottle from a safe and reputable brand so they can see if it works for them before committing to a larger purchase. Most people find that they need to try a few different brands before they find the one that works best for them. We have resources on this website, including a list of affordable samples and a price comparison chart, to help new users make their own informed decisions.
We’re not familiar with that brand. If you have concerns about their third party lab reports, you can call or email the testing lab shown on the report to verify their legitimacy.
Contacting the company who is charging you is typically a waste of your time. They are only after your money and often just keep charging you. You need to contact your bank or credit card company and tell them that you are a victim of this scam. Ask to file a “fraud chargeback” to recoup past charges and have them cancel your existing card and issue you a new one. That is the only sure-fire way to get the charges to stop.
The lack of regulation in the industry means that companies can use whatever terminology they want to on the website and labels. A truly full spectrum product will have detectable levels of THC up to the 0.3% limit. Even products marketed as being “THC free” can still have trace amounts that were less than the detectable limit used in the lab testing. These trace amounts can build up over time and trigger a positive test. So this is why we recommend that anyone who would suffer dire consequences from a failed drug test not use any CBD products.
Vicki, you need to contact your bank to cancel your existing card and have them issue you a new one. Otherwise, these scammers will keep charging you every month. They are only after your money and will not stop trying to take money from your account.
The effects are highly individualized. Many people find that they have to experiment with a few different brands and product types before they find what works best for them. There just aren’t any products that work for everyone. Full spectrum is favored by most people based on polls in our Facebook groups. But some have an aversion to even trace amounts of THC so find that broad spectrum or isolate works best for them.
It really depends on the individual. Some find that even trace amounts of THC can result in increased anxiety so prefer broad spectrum or isolates. Others prefer full spectrum for the benefits of the entourage effect. Unfortunately, there is just no “best” brand or product type for everyone. Most people have to try a few different products to find what truly works best for them.
Palmetto Harmony and Mary’s are full spectrum. I believe the others are broad spectrum. Whether it matters or not just kind of depends on the individual. Generally, full spectrum may be the better choice for you but everyone is different. I hope that you find the relief that you are looking for!
Terpenes can be purchased online from a variety of sources. True Terpenes (https://cbdoilusers.com/true-terpenes-reviews-ratings/) is considered the market leader but there are several options for consumers.
Canadian laws regarding taking even hemp-derived CBD products in or out of the country are quite strict. Our store locator page can help you find a local store that sells CBD products in the U.S. https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-store-locator/
Possibly. You may want to pay particular attention to the carrier oil used in your current broad spectrum product. That may be what is causing the issues based on what other users have told us. So for example, if you current product uses a MCT coconut oil you may want to try a different product that uses hemp seed oil as the carrier or vice versa.
The carrier oil used in the product should not generally influence the best time or way of taking them. But you may want to experiment with the timing and method to find what works best for him.
It’s generally recommended that you apply the patch to a veinous area such as your inner wrist or ankle. We have a list of some recommended brands that offer CBD transdermal patches in the article above.
Hi Catherine, questions about how much to take are very common. We recommend that you use our drops dosage calculator to calculate the number of milliliters or drops you’d need to hit your desired serving size for the specific product that you have: https://cbdoilusers.com/cbd-oil-drops-dosage-calculator/. Best of luck in your CBD journey!
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