Internet has become a big part of our everyday lives. New, unregulated
technology means new opportunities for consumers, investors, businesses – and
The continuing rise of Internet use brings more opportunities for deceptive
and misleading promotions, bogus travel offers, contests, lotteries, and other
Unlike print advertising, impressive-looking Web sites can be designed
relatively easily and affordably. Remember, just because an advertisement on the
Internet appears to be professional does not mean it’s legitimate.
Internet sales sites, like other businesses, are not above the law. DCA takes
complaints about sites selling electronics, if the sites have a New York City
Deceptive advertising can also come in the form of e-mail promotions. If a
business makes an offer that reaches New Yorkers via e-mail, DCA can intervene
if the business takes payment and doesn’t make good on its agreement.