Use this form to report online scam ads in paid-for space: including ads on newspaper websites, paid-for search engine ads or ads appearing on social media.

Examples of such ads include:

  • fake celebrity news, such as reporting a celebrity has been assaulted or has died when that is not true, or links through to websites making these claims.
  • false celebrity endorsements, such as claiming a celebrity made their money through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and is encouraging others to do the same, or links through to websites making these claims.

If you would like to submit a complaint about an ad on any other topic, please use our make a complaint page

For more information, please see our complaints FAQ.

 

Report an online scam ad: 

Are you able to supply the ‘ad link’ for the ad? Without this information, it is much less likely that we will be able to identify and take down the ad.

How to capture the 'ad link'

When using a computer:

You can capture it by right clicking and selecting ‘copy link address.

When using a mobile phone:

Place your device into Airplane/Flight Mode, and click or tap the ad. The webpage will attempt but fail to open. Copy the URL (web address) displayed into the browser into our form.

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By submitting this report to us, you confirm that you understand and acknowledge that you are submitting a 'report', and you are not submitting a full and formal complaint. As such you understand you will not receive a personal response from the ASA, and we will use the information you provide as intelligence in our action to tackle scam ads.