The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of free trial offers online for diet pills, work at home jobs and teeth whiteners among other products and services. Last year alone, the BBB received thousands of complaints from consumers across the country who thought they were getting a free trial, but ended up losing often hundreds of dollars in recurring credit or debit card charges. Deceptive online ads for “free trials” of various products and services can be found on popular sites like MSN.com, ESPN.com, and Weather.com. Often the ads link to websites of phony news outlets Before signing up for any free trial offer read the fine print carefully and always checks the company out with the Better Business Bureau. You’ll save time and money by avoiding the hassle and recurring charges of some unscrupulous offers.Additional advice on signing up for free trial offers is available at www.bbb.org/us/article/free-trial-offers–are-they-good-deals-425. Consumers who believe they have been misled by a free trial offer can file a complaint online with the BBB at www.bbb.org.