FTC Warns Advertisers About 'Up To' Claims

New study found consumers expect maximum benefit

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Advertisers need to be careful if they use the phrase "up to" in claims about their products. The Federal Trade Commission issued a new guidance warning advertisers that telling consumers they will save "up to 47 percent in energy costs" are likely to believe they will get that result.

The FTC's guidance was based on a study it conducted in May that found that consumers believe "up to" means they will get the maximum savings.

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