It’s widely accepted that NordVPN was the only power-player in the VPN providers business that offered a generous seven-day trial to its users. But, as all good things, this too came to an abrupt end. It appears that scammers have found their way around this system and came to exploit it so hard, that the company decided it would be in their best interest to give up on the trial altogether.
A NordVPN representative declared for TechRadar that “such abuse was so significant that it took a toll on their infrastructure and harmed their services in multiple ways.” Meaning that non-paying ‘customers’ (scammers) were putting such a strain on the infrastructure that paying customers couldn’t enjoy the premium service they payed for to its full extent.
The thing about NordVPN’s trial and what made it so special is that you could use their product without any limits for a full 7-days period before you had to purchase a subscription plan. This offer was backed up by another generous one: a 30-day money back guarantee, which is something many other competitors give you instead of a trial.
Fortunately, the 30-day money-back guarantee still stands, so you can purchase a subscription plan and try the service as much as you want (granted that you don’t get past the 30-day threshold) and, if you’re not satisfied, you can ask for a refund.
This decision comes shortly after a UK-wide ban has been enforced on one of NordVPN’s advertisements that was deemed misleading after multiple complaints were filed against it.