Always read over everything and make sure you fully understand the details before you ever sing on the dotted line. Don't wait til after. Regardless of whther your a man or woman, you can avoid being scammed. As you said, "let the buyer beware, " consumers need to be knowlagble towards these schemes and how these businesses operate.
I hope you did not sing on the dotted line as you mentioned that you started to look through the paperwork. I hope you right then and there, noticed this to be a scam and avoided getting into the trap.
Nonetheless, is there a law in the US(as there is in Canada) that you can cancel a contract within 10 business days after singing for something?