False billing is another form of MLM fraud and is pretty self explanatory but for those who don’t know, it is when you are charged for something that you didn’t get or use.
I’ll give you a personal example. In February of 2009 a professional lawn service kept calling me approximately 5-6 times a day to sell me fertilizer and grub control packages for my lawn.
After my 3rd time telling them “No” for that month I saw a tag on my door 2 weeks later with a bill for $41 and a thank you note. I didn’t agree to any package and I received a bill. That was False Billing.
Another Example …
Another example would be if you paid a $12/year subscription to a magazine. In approximately 3 months you get a bill for another $12. You already purchased the magazine and paid it off for the year and
should be billed again.
It is very important that when you join an MLM company or pay for any of its services that you understand what you are offering or paying for. Read the fine print and look on the back of every page.
Here is a tip when watching TV sales commercials:
- Press the mute button and read the fine print.
You’ll be amazed at what you read in the fine print!