Junk Mail ordered to dump ‘free credit’ ads

2014-06-11 13:37

Junk Mail Publishing has been criticised for publishing adverts with phrases like “blacklisted ... we can help”.

“Junk Mail published adverts with statements such as ‘blacklisted clients welcome, blacklisted ... we can help’,” said National Credit Regulator CEO Nomsa Motshegare.

“In terms of the [act], these statements or phrases should not be contained in the advertisements.”

Junk Mail was issued a compliance notice as the advertisements contravened the National Credit Act.

Junk Mail Publishing is the publisher of the Auto Mart car magazine.

The notice required Junk Mail to stop accepting such advertisements for publication, reviewing all advertisements before publishing and submitting its next version of the magazine with corrected advertisements to the NCR.

Motshegare said Junk Mail had agreed to comply.

Other phrases that were not accepted were “no credit checks required” and “free credit”.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.