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“SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes

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“SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes

Nickelodeon ran ads for its “SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes, which directed children to a website where they could enter a sweepstake with the grand prize of a Nickelodeon Cruise featuring SpongeBob…

Boy Scouts of America

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Boy Scouts of America

Self-regulatory group says sweepstakes advertising wasn’t clear enough on odds of winning.

HealthyWager

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HealthyWager

Site exaggerates participant winnings by including initial bet in advertised cash prize.

Foreign Lottery Emails

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Foreign Lottery Emails

We received a spam email regarding a winning ticket to the Canada-UK Lottery. The FTC warns that many scam operators are based in Canada, which is where this email is…

Can You Win the African Lottery?

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Can You Win the African Lottery?

Playing foreign lotteries is illegal. Do not reply to an e-mail like this or provide any information to the sender. For more information, check out TINA.org’s article on sweepstakes and…

BrewDog

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BrewDog

Brewery issues a “gold plated apology” for misleading consumers on “solid gold” cans.

Lumosity

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Lumosity

Lumosity will pay $2 million back to customers to settle federal charges it deceived consumers with unfounded claims that its brain games could help improve mental performance.