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'Free' trials that cost: slimming pills

21 August 2014

Today (21 August 2014) Citizens Advice reported on the findings of research they carried out into internet offers, in particular for slimming pills, which unknowingly tie people into costly subscriptions. 

ASA and General Dental Council join forces to improve complaint referral process

21 August 2014

We've established a closer working relationship with the General Dental Council (GDC), so that they can refer misleading ads to us in a more efficient and effective way.

Three more payday loan ads banned

30 July 2014

We've banned a further three payday loan adverts for being socially irresponsible. The complaints were lodged by Citizen’s Advice, and form part of our on-going commitment to ensuring that payday loan ads are socially responsible.

"Guide prices" in ads for property auctions

28 July 2014

Last week (23 July 2014) we ruled against Auction House UK Ltd for misleadingly advertising property auction “guide prices”; these are prices which give an indication of the price that the property is expected to sell for and what the vendor is hoping to achieve.

Social dilemma: ‘Fee’ to pay?

28 July 2014

Greater transparency across the free-to-play industry will help to protect consumers. Our message to advertisers is that it doesn't need to be game over, so long as they stick to the rules.

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