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We all know who the archetypal scam victim is, don’t we? That’s right. It’s an elderly person living alone – or is it? The National Trading Standards Scams Team (which, as you may or may not recall, made me a Friends Against Scams Scambassador) campaigns long and hard to raise awareness of how scammers target […]

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There was much to interest a prize promotions nerd like myself in a recent ruling by the ASA on a promotion run by the multinational beauty brand, Weleda. The case is an instructive one, because it shows that even if you act in good faith, and Weleda clearly did, if you don’t adhere to the […]

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin, but I’m afraid there’s no way to cushion the blow. Obviously I’m aware that Ant and Dec – particularly Ant – have had more than enough problems of late, but Ofcom has apparently added to the duo’s woes with an investigation into a complaint about the secret sofa […]

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It started with a poster, which could be seen in three locations and which asked people if they wanted free clothes. If they did – and who wouldn’t? – they had to follow fashion brand Pretty Little Thing on Instagram. Once they’d done that, they could access an Instastory, which instructed them to add the […]

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