If you see false advertising, misleading or scam adverts for debt advice in your search results or on social media, you can report it.
You might want to report an advert if you think:
- The information is misleading – for example, they’re making claims about writing off debt that seem too good to be true
- The advertiser may not be who they claim to be - they’re giving the impression they have government authorisation or have a brand name suspiciously similar to a trusted advice provider
- The advert seems unfair or irresponsible - they’re promoting debt solutions that can make them money, rather than helping people
All popular social media platforms and search engines have a way to report misleading or incorrect advertising.
As well as reporting them to the publisher, for example Google, you can report scam adverts to the Adverting Standards Authority (ASA).
If you see any misleading and inaccurate adverts, you can also report them to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) if the advertiser is authorised by them.
Find out how to: