Fake news stories in Janesville
Both an email and online ad use the logos of CNN, CBS, and MSNBC and claim that Janesville stores can't keep a wonderful new diet pill on the shelves. But lucky you can buy it online.
Despite the news logos and a photo of an attractive woman holding a microphone, this really isn't a news story. In fact, a concerned Wisconsin TV news anchorwoman along with Janesville residents contacted me about the misleading ad.
I exposed this kind of questionable ad in the video below. The video is about work-at-home schemes, but the fakes news ads promote many products.
Last updated: 10:37 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville about 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog and is a regular guest on radio consumer protection programs. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.