Trade Descriptions Act

a British law, passed in 1968. It states that all goods and services offered to customers must be described in a way that is completely accurate and honest, and that it is illegal to make false claims about goods or services in advertising or in any other attempt to sell them:

They could be charged under the Trade Descriptions Act.

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