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Wednesday 21 March 2012
An ad for a Sanex bath gel has been banned for suggesting that it contains no man-made chemical ingredients, a regulator said.
Saturday 17 March 2012
Groupon, the group-buying discounting website, has been forced by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to change its trading methods after complaints about misleading ads and unfair practices.
Friday 16 March 2012
Discount website Groupon must ensure its deals are “accurate, honest and transparent”, after the trading watchdog uncovered “widespread” breaches of consumer protection rules.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A poster advert for a lingerie company featuring a woman in bra, knickers, stockings and stiletto shoes has prompted complaints it was "offensive" and unsuitable for display where it might be seen by children.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Two major cosmetics brands that champion their cruelty-free ethics are facing a lawsuit claiming they misled the public as they allow animal-testing on some products abroad.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Budget airline Ryanair has been rapped once again for misleading customers - this time for falsely implying rival Thomas Cook was likely to go into administration.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Touching bank adverts which claimed the banks would “continue to provide banking services wherever we’re the last bank in town” have been banned after it turned it the claims were untrue.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
"Skin looks smoother," cooed the text alongside a magazine advert showing a picture of the Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz. "Complexion looks more even," it added, as an encouragement to the reader to buy L'Oréal product Revitalift Repair 10. But the beauty company had not been able to resist using digital trickery to enhance even the looks of a Hollywood leading lady.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
From Facebook to Google, websites are tracking your every move to deliver 'personalised advertising'. But now regulators have hit back. Ian Burrell reports
Saturday 03 December 2011
UK regulators could force US company to drop some of its eye-catching deals
Friday 02 December 2011
Ministers charged with delivering the Olympic Games have vowed to protect young people from binge drinking.
Saturday 26 November 2011
Hundreds complain after TV advert shows Mum, rather than Santa, as the one who delivers
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Six raunchy adverts for Lynx-branded men's toiletries have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after attracting more than 100 complaints.
Monday 26 September 2011
The advertising regulator will this week order broadband providers to give customers a more accurate picture of the internet speeds they can receive.
Friday 02 September 2011
Travel advice website TripAdvisor is being investigated by the advertising watchdog over allegations that not all its reviews are genuine.
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