Category Archives: deceptive ad

Samsung’s Galaxy 7: Not all it’s cracked up to be?

Pardon my pun but it’s the point of this blog. Don’t drop the Samsung Galaxy S7 because the glass may be easier to break than previous versions of the popular Galaxy phone. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 this month. … Continue reading

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San Jose Mercury News: Credibility suffers when content and advertising clash

Did you read the news story about the sexual harassment charges flying at one of America’s most prominent college campuses? The writers and editors of the San Jose Mercury News knew a great deal about the story. They did an excellent … Continue reading

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FTC goes after fake news ads on the Web

The Federal Trade Commission has asked the federal courts to temporarily halt what it calls “allegedly deceptive tactics” of 10 operations using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products. The FTC seeks to permanently stop this misleading practice … Continue reading

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Different face on Internet scam

A few months ago I described  how a company called Profit System Online (PSO) was using misleading ads in the Lawrence Journal World’s online edition that appeared as legitimate news reports. LJWorld.com pulls misleading ad Misleading LJWorld.com ad still appearing … Continue reading

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LJWorld.com pulls misleading ad

I am pleased to report that the LJWorld.com website has pulled the misleading ads I have blogged about this past week. (See: Misleading LJWorld.com ad still appearing) I’ve added the ad on the left side of this page for you to … Continue reading

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Misleading LJWorld.com ad still appearing

Lawrence, Kan. – At first, I thought it was a promotion for an investigative story by an intrepid reporter working for 6News Lawrence, a sibling of the Lawrence Journal World newspaper’s LJWorld.com website. The photo, on the front page of … Continue reading

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