📢 Legislation against scam ads one step closer

New legislation should tackle fake online adverts, a Parliamentary committee has recommended to the government.

The Online Safety Bill should include measures against fraudulent paid-for advertising, the joint committee drafting the Bill has recommended.

Which? submitted evidence of the devastating financial and emotional impact fake scam ads have on victims to the committee.

The Director of Policy and Advocacy at Which? Rocio Concha said.

“If the government is serious about cracking down on the epidemic of fraud, it must act on these recommendations and use the Online Safety Bill to finally require online platforms to take responsibility and prevent fraudulent paid-for adverts appearing on their sites.”

Read more about the recommendations for the Online Safety Bill.