Consumer Case

False advertising

A breakfast serial company came up with an advertisement stating that if you eat their serial for a 2 weeks and nothing else you loose around 3 kgs. I did exactly what they said and there was no change in my weight. Can i file a case against them for false misleading advertisement?

Expert Advice

Advertisement claims are generally subject to terms and conditions, which forms a part of the fine print. You must first go through these terms and conditions to verify whether you qualify for the promised weight loss. If you meet the criteria, you can certainly file a complaint with the Advertising Standards Council of India ( Visit the 'lodge your complaint' section of the ASCI website and enter your details. You will receive your complaint status updates on the email id and the mobile number provided by you. You can also track your complaint using the tracking number provided to you at the time of lodging your complaint.

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Adv. Manish Acharya

Andheri , Mumbai

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