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 Information: Advertising Standards Agency launches new Scam Ad Alert
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) are launching a UK Scam Ad Alert system in partnership with the major digital advertising and social media platforms, to help tackle bogus ads that leave consumers out of pocket.
The new system will help get online paid-for scam ads taken down across multiple platforms. The Scam Ad Alert responds to ongoing concerns about online paid-for ads linking to fraudulent content. Many scam ads use false stories or doctored images of celebrities, and misleadingly imply those celebrities have endorsed the service.
Consumers can now Report Scam Ads appearing in paid-for space online to the ASA. The ASA will promptly send an alert to all participating platforms with key details of the scam ad, as well as to publishers when the ad appeared on a publisher owned site.
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133

Kind regards

PCSO 21122 Maggie Sumner
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Margaret Sumner (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU)

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