Rulings (94)
  • CPBigwood Ltd t/a SDL Auctions

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 10 January 2018

    A catalogue for SDL Auctions property auction, which took place on 6 July 2017, contained a contents page that listed all of the lots for sale. Text at the head of the page said “All guide prices are subject to additional non-optional fees, including the buyer’s administration fee. Please see Important Notices in th...

  • Cottons Surveyors Ltd t/a Cottons Chartered Surveyors

    • Not Upheld
    • Catalogue
    • 10 January 2018

    A catalogue for Cottons property auction, which took place on 25 May 2017, contained a number of lots for sale that were presented with price information in the form “*Guide Price: £x - £y (+Fees)”. The asterisk linked to small print text at the foot of each page that stated “*Refer to Guide and Reserve Price Defini...

  • Ramsdens Financial Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 January 2018

    A TV ad for Ramsdens, a company which offered currency exchange services, seen on 21 June 2017. The voice-over stated, “At Ramsdens … you can change your points into Euros … Ramsdens guarantee to give you a great rate for all your travel money … Online or instore. But always at our hot currency rates …”. The ad feat...

  • ACAI Marketing Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Leaflet
    • 20 December 2017

    Two direct mailings for a marketing company, ACAI Marketing Ltd:

    1. The first mailing, received on 14 March 2017, featured text in large font at the top of the mailing that said "FINAL NOTICE". Text in a smaller font below stated "DEAR [recipient's name] An Unclaimed Reward is being held for you...

  • Car Cash Point Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 20 December 2017

    A web page on a website, www.carcashpoint.co.uk for Car Cash Point Ltd, seen on 1 June 2017, titled “Reviews” which featured a testimonial from Miss T Will, London and was headed “The Truth about Varoomas’ extortionate fees and charges”. The testimonial went on to state, “I wanted to write a review about the simply ...

  • Elevate Credit International Ltd t/a Sunny Loans

    • Not Upheld
    • Transport
    • 20 December 2017

    A poster for Sunny, seen on the London Underground network on 6 September 2017, featured an image of a man sitting in a deck chair wearing sunglasses and flip flops. Text stated “That’s life support … When you need some emergency cash, stress not”. Smaller text in the corner of the poster stated “Representative 750%...

  • Funplus Interactive

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 20 December 2017

    A promoted post on Twitter for King of Avalon, a computer game brand, seen on 5 September 2017, which featured the text, “My friends wouldn’t stop recommending this game to me. Eventually I gave in and now I can’t stop …” A still image of the game was featured below the tweet with a link to play the game, accompanie...

  • Grey Haze Online Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 20 December 2017

    An online banner ad for the e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturer Grey Haze, seen on 2 June 2017, on the e-cigarette forum www.planetofthevapes.co.uk, stated "10% OFF EVERYTHING! POTV10 USE AT CHECKOUT. WWW.GREYHAZE.CO.UK". The ad provided a link to another page on planetofthevapes.co.uk which contained a ...

  • Steinhoff UK Retail Ltd t/a Harveys Furniture

    • Upheld
    • Internet (sales promotion)
    • 20 December 2017

    A website for Harveys Furniture, www.harveysfurniture.co.uk, seen on 28 July, promoted a "Toulouse Large Sideboard". Text next to a picture of the sideboard stated "Was £499 - Now £399 - Save £100". Small text beneath the picture of the ad said the previous price applied from 14/06/17 to 20/06/17...

  • Thinking Plus Ltd t/a No 1 Ejuice

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Internet (sales promotion)
    • 20 December 2017

    A website, www.no1ejuice.com, seen on 30 June and 20 October 2017 selling electronic cigarettes and liquids. On 30 June the website featured a hovering box with text that stated, “Our Loyalty Point Powered by S Loyalty Log in”. On 20 October the website featured text that stated, “Sale!”, “HUGE %” and showed an imag...

Informally resolved (380)
  • East Lifestyle Ltd

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • Hedox Ltd t/a West London Interventional Clinic

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Cosmetic surgery and procedures

  • JustFab (UK) Ltd t/a Fabletics

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Levi-Strauss (UK) Ltd

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • Mundys Property Services LLP t/a Mundys

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Property sales and lettings

  • Reeds Rains Ltd

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Property sales and lettings

  • TSB Bank plc

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Television
    Topic: Financial products and services

  • Tesco Stores Ltd

    • 17 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 3

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Financial products and services

  • Student Money Saver Ltd

    • 10 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Financial products and services

  • Georgia Toffolo t/a toffgeorgia

    • 03 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking), Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

Mail order cases (14)
  • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd

    • 10 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Children and the vulnerable

  • William Reed Business Media Ltd

    • 18 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Recruitment and work

  • Alisha Lemay

    • 04 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • K n M's Embroidery

    • 27 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Lingerie Outlet Store Ltd

    • 30 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • Boots UK Ltd

    • 16 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Health conditions, Promotions and competitions

  • Stafco Ltd t/a Handpresso UK

    • 21 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Food, drink and supplements

  • Hearst Magazines UK Ltd t/a Good Housekeeping

    • 14 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Spar (UK) Ltd

    • 14 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Nisa Retail Ltd

    • 07 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

Database cases (8)
  • WorldPay (UK) Ltd

    • 20 December 2017
  • New Wave Capital Ltd t/a Capital on Tap

    • 06 December 2017
  • Wye Valley Promotions Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
  • Capital One Bank (Europe) plc

    • 15 November 2017
  • Wowcher Ltd

    • 08 November 2017
  • Ingenie Services Ltd

    • 18 October 2017
  • Emailing Network Sarl t/a ClicPlan

    • 14 June 2017
  • Totaljobs Group Ltd

    • 08 February 2017