American car drawing site, Cars.com, has announced that it will shut down after it was accused of “misleading” customers by using ads featuring products they were not buying.
“We are taking action to ensure the accuracy of our ads,” the website said in a statement on Thursday, adding that it is “working with our legal team to remove the content that was published on Cars.org, and will continue to review the adverts that we run to ensure they are accurate.”
Cars.net, a rival to Cars.co.uk, was not immediately available for comment.
The announcement comes just a day after the US government launched a new national campaign to combat misleading advertising on websites and social media platforms.
The campaign, called “Truth Wins,” is intended to educate consumers about the consequences of misleading advertising.
In the US, the campaign aims to “stop misleading ads from harming people and businesses.”
US car dealerships have faced criticism in the past for their advertising.
For example, US car dealer Liberty International was forced to apologize to a customer for its advertising, which featured a woman crying during a car show.
The ads featured a crying woman and the car that she was sitting in.
In April, Liberty International had to pay $2.2 million in damages and to remove a number of misleading ads that appeared on its website.
US car buyers can now also contact the National Consumer Law Center, which can take action against car dealers who mislead consumers.