Deceptive Ads - Examples - Consumergain from Information.com
False and Deceptive Display Ads at Yahoo's Right Media - Ben Edelman
This page gives screenshots to accompany False and Deceptive Display Ads at Yahoo's Right Media.
Unknown spyware (immaterial to the deceptive ad discussed here) sent my web browser to Cinevivo.com, a domain parked with parking provider Information.com. Information.com opened the popunder preserved below (shown after activation).
First Landing Page
Note the lack of any on-screen disclosure of the offer's requirements -- only the vague statement "purchase may be required," in text that is smaller than surrounding text (contrary to governing FTC requirements).
Bottom of Landing Page
Note the vague disclosure, e.g. failing to disclose the specific offers or the requirements of each sponsor offer.
XP Add Printer Wizard
The screenshot below is presented for comparison with the Consumergain ad above. Note numerous similarities in format, layout, and color scheme.