Rulings (125)
  • Stephen Bear t/a stevie bear

    • Internet (video)
    • 16 June 2021

    Three YouTube videos by influencer Stephen Bear promoting a competition were banned as the prize was not awarded.

  • Anthony Grant t/a Resonator.uk

    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 09 June 2021

    A website and Facebook ad for an electronic bio-resonance machine was banned for stating that it was an effective alternative to vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Hyundai Motor UK Ltd

    • Internet (website content)
    • 09 June 2021

    A website ad for Hyundai was banned for implying that no impurities caused by driving the Hyundai NEXO would remain in the air without having adequate substantiation to prove this was true.

  • Tesco Stores Ltd t/a Tesco

    • Newspaper
    • 09 June 2021

    A newspaper ad for Tesco did not make misleading price comparison claims and did not break the CAP Code.

  • Ashteck Media Ltd t/a Ashteck Media

    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 02 June 2021

    Three Instagram stories by influencers promoting a debt advice company were banned for not making clear the risk and fees of IVAs and for not making their posts obviously identifiable as ads.

  • Innate-Essence Ltd t/a Theturmeric.co

    • Social media (own site)
    • 02 June 2021

    A Facebook post promoting painkiller shots was banned for making claims which were not authorised on the Great Britain nutrition and health claims register.

  • The Positive Birth Company Ltd

    • Internet (website content)
    • 02 June 2021

    A website ad for a hypnobirthing course was banned for claiming to be the world’s most affordable hypnobirthing programme without holding adequate comparative evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • Laybuy Holdings (UK) Ltd

    • Internet (website content)
    • 26 May 2021

    A website ad for a delayed payment service was banned for misleadingly claiming that the credit checks they performed would not affect consumers’ credit scores.

  • Luno Money Ltd t/a Luno

    • Poster
    • 26 May 2021

    A poster for a cryptocurrency exchange service was banned for failing to illustrate the risks of investing in Bitcoin and for taking advantage of consumers’ lack of experience by implying that investing in it was straightforward.

  • GOAT Company Ltd t/a Goat Games

    • Internet (video)
    • 19 May 2021

    A pre-roll ad on YouTube for an online game was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence or harm by objectifying women.

  • Homeopathy UK

    • Internet (website content)
    • 19 May 2021

    A website ad for a homeopathy company was banned for discouraging essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought. 

  • Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd t/a Create and Craft

    • Internet (on own site)
    • 19 May 2021

    A website ad for a crafting retailer’s discount service was banned as it did not represent a genuine saving against the usual selling price.

  • JST Nutrition Ltd

    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 19 May 2021

    Seven posts on Jodie Marsh's Instagram account, promoting a food supplement retailer, were banned for making specific health claims which were not were authorised on the GB Register and for not ensuring that the posts were obviously identifiable as ads.

  • Lanistar Ltd

    • Social media (own site)
    • 19 May 2021

    A digital banking company could not adequately substantiate the claim in its Instagram profile that they were “the world’s most secure payment card”.

  • Marathon Alderney Ltd t/a Marathonbet

    • Internet (social networking)
    • 19 May 2021

    A Facebook post and a paid-for Facebook ad for a betting company were not found to be misleading.

  • Red Light Therapy Ltd

    • Search (paid), Internet (website content)
    • 19 May 2021

    A website post and a paid-for Google ad promoting red light therapy were banned for discouraging essential treatment for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Channel Four Television Corporation

    • Internet (website content)
    • 12 May 2021

    A website ad for Channel 4 was not found to be misleading.

  • Paul Coleman t/a VIP Inner Circle

    • Internet (website content)
    • 12 May 2021

    A website ad promoting a gambling company was banned for misleadingly claiming that they offered a money-back guarantee and for irresponsibly suggesting that gambling was a way to achieve financial security.

  • Asos.com Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 05 May 2021

    A marketing communication email from ASOS was banned for implying all their products were included in an offer when this was not the case.

  • Blood and Medical Services Ltd t/a Vivo Clinic Shop

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 05 May 2021

    A website ad for a health clinic was banned for making misleading claims about the speed at which they could provide the results for Covid-19 tests.