This section is devoted to the critical analysis of advertisement. How do we recognise misleading advertising? Online scams? Misleading offers? Let’s learn how to critically approach advertising and protect ourselves!
Whatever we do, wherever we are, especially on the internet, we are constantly exposed to advertising. Commercial and financial offers are vehicled through TV, radio, posters, targeted e-mails, flyers, banners and pop-ups, etc. and there are very few activities we can perform in our daily lives without being subject to advertising. Companies advertise their products in order to entice consumers to buy them, and mostly they do so innocuously. However, sometimes advertising hides some traps, such as misleading information, misleading offers or scams. The objective of this section is to learn how to recognise these traps in order to be stronger in front of deceptive advertising and protect ourselves and our savings.