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Published on November 1st, 2013 by TINA

Note: A investigation into DealDash has found that the company is engaged in a widespread deceptive marketing campaign to lure bargain-hunting consumers to an illegal gambling site. Read more about’s findings and complaints to ... Read More

Television Ads

ACT Mouthwash

Published on October 29th, 2013 by TINA

A reader submitted a tip about this ad for ACT mouthwash, which claims it can “restore enamel and make teeth up to 2x stronger.” The reader’s concern was that it is not possible to truly rebuild ... Read More

Television Ads

Tommie Copper

Published on October 28th, 2013 by TINA

Company agrees to pay $1.35 million to settle deceptive advertising charges about its copper-infused compression clothing. ... Read More

Television Ads


Published on October 18th, 2013 by TINA

This TV ad for Quickinsurance123 has been airing recently, and promises breakthrough affordable health insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions. As incentive to call, Quickinsurance123 also offers a free prescription savings card. This commercial seems suspicious for ... Read More

Television Ads

Testosterone Gels

Published on October 16th, 2013 by TINA

Perhaps you’ve seen television ads for testosterone gels like AndroGel, which promise to help men with decreased sex drive, moodiness, and low energy. But do these topical testosterone gels, which generated over $2 billion in sales ... Read More

Television Ads

T-Mobile Network Speed Claims

Published on September 17th, 2013 by TINA

T-Mobile claims in its “the simple choice” ads that even touchy, reanimated monsters know T-Mobile is a better choice for cellphone service than AT&T. In particular, T-Mobile says it has “50% more bandwidth” than AT&T and ... Read More

Television Ads

Published on September 10th, 2013 by TINA advertises itself with television and web advertisements that claim “one weird trick” will net you an extra $1000 on your social security check. On the television ad, quotes alleged news organization Newsmax: “ is ... Read More

Television Ads

Air Wick Freshmatic

Published on August 22nd, 2013 by TINA

In the above advertisement, Reckitt Benckiser claimed that one refill of its Air Wick Freshmatic was equal to 55 cans of aerosol air-freshener spray. 55 cans! The ads fine print notes that it is assuming you ... Read More

Television Ads

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Published on August 16th, 2013 by TINA

Ford boasted in this advertisement that its C-MAX Hybrid got an estimated 47 miles per gallon, a better mpg than the rival Toyota Prius. But this week, Ford announced that it was cutting the estimated mpg ... Read More

Television Ads

Coors Light

Published on August 13th, 2013 by TINA

You there, beer drinker. You may think Coors Light comes in the world’s most refreshing can because Coors’ ads say as much. After all, what could be more refreshing than a “NEW Double Vented wide Mouth” ... Read More

Television Ads

Prego Spaghetti Sauce

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

Prego claimed that in blind taste tests even Ragu users preferred Prego spaghetti sauce, and it advertised as much on television and in print. But Ragu objected to the blind taste test claim that put down ... Read More

Television Ads

Tummy Tuck Belt

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

… No. Just no. Most of these claims are suspicious. The Tummy Tuck Belt system appears to have three parts: A spanx-like compressing corset, a “thermal accelerator cream” that “burns” fat, and a “tummy tuck instructional ... Read More

Television Ads


Published on July 31st, 2013 by TINA

Tropicana claims in this television ad that “if you want the world’s best fruit and vegetable juice, look in the cooler” as a shelf collapses to reveal a presumably more-stable refrigerator full of Tropicana juices. But ... Read More

Television Ads


Published on July 22nd, 2013 by TINA

Lumosity will pay $2 million back to customers to settle federal charges it deceived consumers with unfounded claims that its brain games could help improve mental performance. ... Read More

Television Ads

Coca Cola 139 Happy Calories

Published on July 17th, 2013 by TINA

Coca Cola advertised its staple Coca Cola beverage and the zero-calorie version, Coke Zero, in the UK with this commercial spot. The ad shows people dancing, dog-walking, and laughing in order to burn off the 139 ... Read More

Television Ads

JT Splatmaster

Published on July 1st, 2013 by TINA

has recommended that KEE Action Sports, the maker of the JT Splatmaster line of paintball products, change its advertising to better depict adult supervision. The paintball guns can only be purchased by those 18 and older ... Read More

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