CBD Oil Free Trial – Scam Alert

How the Free Trial Bottle of CBD Oil Scam Works

“Get A FREE Trial Bottle of CBD Oil.” Sounds like a great deal, right? You just have to pay a small shipping charge on your credit or debit card. But you have good reason to avoid this common CBD oil scam.

Hidden in the terms and conditions of these “free trial bottle” offers is language that they will start charging the payment card you already gave them for $90 each month if you don’t call to cancel your “subscription” with them within a few days. The product is very low quality (typically only 100mg of CBD in a 30ml bottle) and customer service is non-existent.

You may even have problems canceling your subscription and most people end up having to contact their bank or credit card company to cancel their card and get a new one issued. We’ve also heard reports from users who have unknowingly been charged for other products on the credit card that they provided for the “free trial.”

“Brand names” tied to this scheme include: HempVive, Pure CBD, New Leaf Naturals, True CBD, Miracle CBD, Pro Naturals, Sky CBD, Assure CBD, Divine CBD, Pure Med, Organix, Isolate Direct, CBD XRP, Optimal Choice, Zen Labs, Star CBD, Serene and Serenity CBD.

The names change but any offer of a “free trial bottle of CBD oil” where you just pay shipping is typically a scam.

What If I’ve Been a Victim of This Scam?

Here’s what we recommend you do if you’ve been scammed.

  1. Try to call the company that charged you and cancel your subscription with them. Ask for a refund of any charges other than the small shipping charge that you knew you were paying. Be firm with them and tell them that you will be filing a “fraud chargeback” with your credit card company and contacting your state’s attorney general if they don’t refund your money.
  2. Even if you successfully get a refund from the company, you’ll want to contact your bank or credit card company. It’s safest to have them cancel your existing card and issue you a new one. That is the only way you’ll know that the scammers won’t be able to charge your card again.
  3. Let your bank or credit card company know that you did not authorize charges other than the small shipping charge. Ask them to file a “fraud chargeback” against the company so that you can get a refund of any excess charges.
  4. Don’t beat yourself up about being a victim of this scam. These scammers are preying upon thousands of people who just want to try CBD oil. Chalk it up to a lesson learned and let others know about this scam if you can so they don’t fall victim to it.
  5. Leave a comment below about your experience to help warn others.

Join the CBD Oil Users Group on Facebook to learn more about reputable CBD oil products and avoid these types of scams

Legitimate Low Cost CBD Sample Options

If you’re interested in trying CBD oil, a much better alternative is buying a quality CBD oil sample from a reputable company without obligating yourself to future shipments and charges.

Free CBD oil samples are rarely offered by respected brands given the high demand for these products. But there are many reputable companies that do offer low-cost sample bottles.

CBD Samples – Our Top Picks for 2020

If you’re wanting to try CBD oil for the first time or experiment with a new brand, then starting with CBD samples is a great option.We’ve carefully selected a few samples from highly reputable online sellers. There are no strings attached to any of …

Get CBD Sale and Giveaway Alerts Delivered to Your Inbox

Hidden Terms and Conditions of the “Free Trial Bottle” Scam

Free Trial Bottle of CBD Oil Scam

42 Comments
  1. I was another sucker. Paid $4.95 (shipping) for a “free” bottle of CBD oil. Only these crooks were pretending to be Steve Harvey’s company. The same day I was hit with the $4.95 charge for one company–the shipping charged I agreed to–then a second charge of $5.99 from a different company in a different state appeared. My bank’s fraud department questioned a number of charges that hit that day (I rarely use that debit card) and was able to deny the $5.99 charge. Tonight checking my bank balance it appeared lower than it should have. Looking through the list of transactions, the same company who charged me $4.99 successfully charged the amount of $95.21 yesterday. Since I noticed the charge a day late (it went through 2/20), my bank couldn’t reverse it, but I’ve filed a fraud refund request and have cancelled that debit card. The charge appears as Revitaserum8556023855-6023059 Ca 4851 on my bank statement. At least I should receive a credit from the bank and those crooks will not be able to charge any additional amounts to my debit card. I can’t believe I fell for this. I’m disabled and live in chronic pain. Had a feeling it was too good to be true. Next time I’m listening to my intuition! Don’t fall for it, people!

  2. I was taken in too. ,plus they sent a bottle of suplements which I was charged for and did not order.In Februray yesterday I received another package from them whic came to just under 200.00 They refused to take the unopened package for a refund.Tomorrow I call the attorney generals office. I did receive a call back from the company they said they would give me a credit for the free one We shall see.I am 88yrs old. on a fixed income. I suffer from cronick back pain. The add made it sound so helpful. Called mt bank They could not cancel charges. Then called CBD company. Was told that it said supposedly if I did not cancel contract within 14 days I would have to pay for the free sample.

  3. Yes I fell for the scam as well. They charged over $1200.00 under different company names and different products. I called Citi Bank. They have cancelled the card and are investing the fradulent charges and not holding me accountable for them. This is the last time I try ANY trial offer they all have the same small print that is too small to read!

    • Yes me to. President Trump was giving a free bottle of this stuff. The problem is there where no terms & conditions. For just 6.95 shipping but they slipped gummy tablets which was another 6.95 to ship. One was 89.95 and another 89.95 that showed up a few days after. I’m still disputing.

  4. Everyone seems to have to have a problem getting this scam cancelled or their money back.The phone number for the scamming co.is, 1 844 200 1084 .Call them and ask for the account to be cancelled,they will do this.As far as the charges , after I told them that I would call my states Attorney General they agreed to give a full refund for the charges. After this I found that there had been two charges of $89.92 , my credit card company filled a charge against the company for the second charge. I hope this will help someone.

    • I was scammed for “A FREE BOTTLE of CBD OIL” if I agreed to pay the Shipping Charge of $6.95! The Company (Try Keto Life Now East Hanover, NJ, then subsequently charged my Visa two additional charges of $89.92 for items I never received! I notified CITI Bank card and they advised they would investigate!

    • thanks for the telephone number I’m 78 yrs old and I live on social security. I’ve arthritic knee and was hoping this oil that was supposedly sanctioned by my two favorite golfers would relieve my pay. I thought that I trying a sample to see if I wanted. I was shocked to see $89 charged to my card. FOR WHAT?? I haven’t received anything else. thanks again for the advice.

    • 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!

    • Fell for one of these. Sample bottle? They took £254 out of my account

    • I was scammed. Never received a trial bottle. Was charged 99.99 on my card immediately. I did not order order face cream no night serum. They mailed them. When i called to complain, i was told i should keep them because they sold them to me at a good price. Said no refunds

      • ordered sample and they just keep coming and charge for both gummies n oil
        i just want to Unsubscribe..

        • 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.

  5. I have a siatic nerve that runs all the way down my leg and the livity cbd is a wonderful. Beats a pain pill anyday.

  6. Answered a Tiger Woods tv ad for the CBD commercial. Knowing that Tiger Woods would not have his name tied to a scam, that trust allowed me to get the free offer. But was taken from my CC 179.65. When I finally was able to get thru to an agent, they refused an d said I had agreed to all their conditions which were never even discussed. The man just hung up on me!

    • This just happened to me with cbd oil & gummies! Over the weekend, 2 debis were taken out of our checking accounts for $ 89.?? each! This was for 2 separate products: one was Healthy & Glow & the other for Keto ???! They advertised it as product Sean Hannity & President Trump endorsed & agreed on together as a business venture for themselves! I feel so stupid! We live on a fixed income as my husband & I are retired. Makes me ill!!!

  7. I also was taken.keeped seeing this add for free trial bottle of CBD oil for acing pain and joints.Company (CALIGARDEN.COM) would send you a free bottle just pay shipping and handling(DONE).Then you get your credit card statement and it shows they charged you $89.99 when the shipping and handeling was anly $9.99.Called the company and was told I joined something and was to be billed every month for $89.99 cause I didn’t cancle within 14 days.Never saw the 14 day of anything.Still working on getting my money back.BE CAREFUL,ITS A SCAM.

  8. Got taken for the Free sample deal from Healthy Organics cbd oil and Gummies, just pay
    $6.85 shipping & handling. Now have been charged $89.91 and $89.85 billed from Ketoburning and from Bestyoungerlook will be calling to cancel and get my money back, and will cancel my CC and report as a SCAM.

  9. Count me in, Free samples are not free the next month. Know who you are dealing with and read the “Terms” at the bottom of the ad. I had ordered from 2 companies and they both were kind enough to delete my account. I got lucky. CBD oil works if from reputable companies. But reputable companies don:t need to scam people.

  10. how do we cancel subscription?

    • Got scammed paying £4.95 postage for a free sample. Nowhere did I see anything that stated I would be charged £69 within 15 days. The bank said it was a recurring payment and have no information about the company or person taking the money…. Fuming!

    • 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.

      • I am dealing with a problem like that. One distribution took back bottle almost empty with Prime Natural located in Tampa Florida wasn’t t happy they accept it back i paid for shipping received 3 more bottles separate orders different family members same oil different address wont accept returns want $118.00per bottle big scam order free trail online just pay shipping! This companylocated from elders Florida 34680 p o box1365

        • This scam withdrawn three times 89.69 dollars from my credit card with out my knowledge and authorization . I informed my bank accordingly and asked them to stop payments and change my credit card account .
          I request the authorities to investigate this fraud and do take the proper action .

        • Thats the one that got me. My bank was smarter than me; they declined the charge of $188.88 and THEN notified me. I spent two days trying to contact them. Even their VM on hold is a fraud. It says ” you can press one now and leave a number for a call back” NOPE! After 20 minutes on hold for the 3rd time I got “Lily” Yeah. Right. I had sent them 2 cease and desist emails which got me an automated reply. After Lily telling me she couldn’t cancel my account unless I paid the $188.88 bc I had gone “over the 14 days free trial” (NOT ONLY didn’t it say that the email literally disappeared after I ordered the free trial. Long story short they have a bazillion different names so I cancelled my credit card so they could change the number. I will contact the Attorney General in New York and Florida.

      • I fell for this scam. Luckily we were able to catch and deny any charges before they could rob us. My question is the original web site I ordered from was very quick to ship and deliver. The web site and name of company that tried to charge account was different than the one I originally ordered from. How do we connect the two, what appears to be separate company’s. Also, what is the possibility of getting them to email a copy of terms and conditions. When its nearly impossible to retrieve the original transaction?

        • Hooray for JP Morgan Chase Bank. They declined the charge BEFORE they notified me.

        • 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.

  11. Quest Fit Keto and Quest Fit Detox are a complete scam, they prey on pain suffers with no remorse, unly profits. I have reported them to my bank and stopped the charges and am reporting them to MO Attorney General’s office. They need to be stopped. The auto renewal is hidden so deep in the presentation that you need a magnifiying glass to see it and the phone number listed is no longer available. And the actual monthly cost (double any other supplier) was never shown when the initial sample order was taken. So beware of any dealing with this outfit.

  12. i ordered from First Class Herbalist on 12/03/19. Called them 2 times the last on 1/03/20. Received product 11/09/20. They said trial stated when I placed order even though had not gotten it yet. Was charged $89.95. Going to try to get the bank to file a fraud chargeback.

    • SunRaised CBD Oil / Meta Boost Serumz is another fraudulent group. They sell you a trial sample that never arrives, charge you monthly for more product that never arrives, they tell you a refund has been processed and to date it has not. Our bank has been notified and my card is being changed. Lesson learned, only in person from now on . . .

    • I received a bottle. It has given me a body rash. I do not want any additional shipments. 1/15/20

  13. Brunin Skinny, Winning, and one other all tried to charge my card for product not authorized. Was notified by bank fraud alert. Card has been canceled.

  14. cannabro.com is the name they used and got me! $5.99 for trial sample! I called and told them to cancel all of it! They kept saying I had to try it for 14 days and then I could cancel it! It was some damn iranian or someone who could hardly speak English! Finally told them to get F—d went out to the bank and cancelled my debit card and ordered a new one ! I cancelled before they got me for more! Hope they dont find a way to charge me again??? and I havent even received the trial sample either but dont want the shit either

  15. I was also taken by canna blend cbd oil. There was nothing on my receipt about a subscription. I knew nothing until the charges showed up on my credit card a month later. Then it was impossible to get a hold of them to cancel over the phone. Canceled credit card, still trying to get my money back.

  16. I would like to have removed from my debit card ending in 6745 any future payments. I only wanted the free sample. I do not wish to have any more of this product . It was for New leaf naturals . My name Vicki D.

    • 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.

  17. I WAS ALSO TAKEN IN WITH THE FREE SAMPLE DEAL. I INITIALLY ORDER THE FREE SAMPLES ON 11/7/19 AND I DID NOT REALIZE THAT I HAD ONLY 14 DAYS BEFORE THEY CHARGED ME NEARLY $200 DOLLARS WHICH THEY DID ON 11/23/19. THE CHARGES WERE UNDER BETTER CLEAN AGELESS AND BODY AGELESS IMAGE. I DISPUTED THE CHARGES WITH MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY, BUT THE COMPANIES REFUTED THEM AS I DIDN’T CANCEL WITHIN 14 DAYS, SO I GOT STUCK WITH THE CHARGES. I COULD NOT FIND ANY CONFIRMATION FROM THEM WHERE IT INDICATED I ONLY HAD 14 DAYS TO CANCEL. I TRIED TO SEE IF I COULD RETURN THE UNOPENED ITEMS FOR REFUND AND THE PERSON ON THE PHONE SAID THAT I COULD NOT; THEY WERE A SHIPMENT FACILITY ONLY AND MY ACCOUNT HAD BEEN CLOSED. THIS IS TRULY A SCAM.

    • Got a Amazon 130.00 free giveaway with jeff bezos why not try something free!!!! Tried to get it “free” 10.90 later couldn’t cancel because “lily” said had to wait 14 days to cancel 14 day supply!!! When does 14 start? When I order when u recieve?? 118.89 a month for something that tastes like burnt olive oil is not for me!!

  18. WAS TAKEN IN WITH THE FREE SAMPLE DEAL. gAVE THEM MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND THEY CHARGED ME FOR 5 BOTTLES. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS REMOVED FROM MY CREDIT CARD WITH A FULL REFUND. oRDER nUMBER 50492 THANK YOU

    • 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.

      • I fell for the one that was 37.50
        For 6 bottles and was charged 225.00.
        I called my bank immediately .
        They recommended to work with their fraud claims Dept.
        Rather than cancel my credit card.

    Leave a reply

    CBD Oil Users