That was a real lol moment
The Consumers' Association magazine has worked hard to build trust in its consumer-focused product reviews.
The Consumers' Association magazine has worked hard to market itself in the same way as Readers' Digest, Automobile Association (in their heyday) and all the other outfits whose main route-to-market is direct mail. The quality of their product is concomitant with that approach.
A so-called consumer champion selling its product via a "free trial" and reliance on inertia not to cancel is seriously unethical.