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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.

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Discount website Groupon must ensure its deals are “accurate, honest and transparent”, after the trading watchdog uncovered “widespread” breaches of consumer protection rules.

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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.

Bank TV ads banned for misleading viewers

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The ASA ordered L'Oréal not to use the advert again

Rachel Weisz L'Oréal advert censured for altering image

"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.

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UK regulators could force US company to drop some of its eye-catching deals

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Littlewoods accused of ruining Christmas

Hundreds complain after TV advert shows Mum, rather than Santa, as the one who delivers

'Offensive' Lynx posters banned by watchdog

Six raunchy adverts for Lynx-branded men's toiletries have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after attracting more than 100 complaints.

Watchdog cracks down on misleading claims over broadband speeds

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Travel advice website TripAdvisor is being investigated by the advertising watchdog over allegations that not all its reviews are genuine.

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