Have you been caught in the free e-cigarette fraud that is going around? If you have, don’t feel alone. Remember the old adage: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There are numerous e-cig companies advertising on the Internet, many with names that sound similar to www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk and www.eliquid.co.uk. Don’t be fooled and get caught in any free electronic cigarette trial advertisements that may sound like these two companies.
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, google the name of the trader with the words “complaints” or “scam” and you should also do a search at www.consumeraffairs.com for companies out of the United States. If you are in the UK, make sure you check out the company at www.ecita.org.uk
. This is the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association which reputable e-cig suppliers belong to.The scammers offer the free electronic cigarette trials and require you to enter a credit card or debit card number. Depending on which scammer you are caught with, some will send you a poor quality product while others do not even deliver a product to you. Once you give your credit card or debit card number, they start charging your bank account anywhere from £50 to £100 for refills. Once you realize that you have been caught in a scam, when you contact your bank or credit card company to cancel the charges, they tell you that you have to contact the company you bought the product from. Of course, these unscrupulous companies are very difficult to reach. Your only option at this point is to contact the bank and credit card company and change your card numbers to stop the charges. Once you take these steps, you also have to change all your direct debits that you may have.
Don’t let any free electronic cigarette trial fraud cloud your judgment as to the veracity of a good company and their refill products. Once you try a decent company, you will know the difference!