I’m no fan of “worst of” lists because someone deserving always gets left off, but the list circulated recently by a new consumer advocacy group called Truth In Advertising, made me — how shall I say this — bend my rule.
Truth In Advertising issued a total of 221 alerts in 2013, and technically it didn’t call these ads the most deceptive; its readers did.
Each one of these promos offers a case study in deception — a valuable lesson you can take with you the next time you go shopping. If nothing else, they show that consumers found some of these potentially fraudulent ads to be very entertaining.
You’ll see why in a minute.
“5 most deceptive ads of the year – and what they mean for you”