KGB has had several ads banned for exaggerated claims over possible savings and using misleading product images and descriptions to accompany deals. Separately, an ad for Gumtree has also been banned for exaggerating the savings that could be made by users taking up a daily deal. The ad watchdog referred Groupon to the Office of Fair Trading earlier this year for persistent breaches of the advertising codes. Groupon was given three months it instigate changes handed down by the OFT, a period that closes mid June. Clinton Cards is planning to reposition itself as an upmarket, premium gift and card retailer following its acquisition by American Greetings. Get your role in front of over , marketing professionals when you advertise with Marketing Week.
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KGB Deals overhauls compliance to avoid sanction
I am at the end of my tether with this awful awful company. It has taken 12 weeks for half my order to arrive. I must of sent at least 50 emails to various sites given to me. I have asked for a phone number only to be ignored. The support is rubbish and I will never ever use these clowns again. I intend reporting them to trading standards as I have kept every email I have received. Tip for consumers: Use another company if you don t want to have a nervous breakdown.
I immediately tried to purchase something else with the code and was told it wasn t valid. After reading the other reviews I m wondering if I will ever get the product I ordered. I m glad I used American Express to pay for it so I can decline the charge if the item doesn t arrive in a timely manner. Poor Company.. Cant make customer satisfaction! Maybe the people whose managing it are lack of professionality! Worst ever deals.
I do not suggest to buy here! Would not give them a single star! I have asked for a refund but kgb have refused to give me one. I want a refund! Does their CEO look at. Mr Bryan Conly how do you sleep at night! I bought a 2 pair of leggings that we re suppose to fit and average adult. When I received them eight weeks after I ordered them - they would fit a ten year old.
David told me that KGB would credit me for the shipping. KGB gave me the incorrect address for the return shipment to Canada - so the leggings were sent back to me. I called KGB again Spoke to David and his boss Emily. They gave me the correct address - so once again I shipped them back to Canada. The company received them, but the company never credited my account. My credit card company went after the Canadian company and I finally received a credit on my credit card.
It s the principle David and his boss Emily told me that they will not credit me the money for shipping now What great customer service! They lie to you. They don t care about there customers or try to make you happy. I would not even give them even one star. This is the biggest scam they send you a voucher link you can t access they say they are a UK company bur they are based over seas. Your review will help others learn about this website. Do not give them your credit card number.
They never said anything about a voucher until after I paid They said they would give me a refund and they never did What else do you need to know? If it sounds too good to be true, its probably kgbdeals. Please do not review if you are affiliated or have a conflict of interest with this website. Don t waste your time or money!!
I ordered something in August it is now never received the product or a return phone call. They stole my money. I have sent several emails to try and get a response nothing!! First of all it took over 4 weeks to receive my order. Once I received the order, a sweater, it was a piece of crap. Too small, basically a piece of cloth. Only a child could wear it. I tried to return it and receive a refund and I was told I had to deal directly with the vendor.
As usual, the vendor tells me the order has been fulfilled and no other communication. I tried several more times and the same response. However, I warn all consumers to stay away from this site. Too be to be true. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. I have tried to order items from KGB but I never get my product. Currently I ordered something November 19th.
The product is out of stock now and I never got my 2 items that I ordered. Now I am trying to find out why. This not the first time this has happened and I waited 6 months to try it again. My advice do NOT use this company. Did Not receive package and neither KGB deals or the other merchant, dealsdirect, has responded. I cant get any help and will not use them again. November I ordered some towels from kgb deals at 35 pounds as a xmas present. I,ve still not received the towels.
I,ve emailed numerous times but just get an automated response. No contact number on website. These were paid for on ordering. I would advise that no one ever uses this company. Absolute rubbish. I bought a deal and paid post but it was a no show all you will get from KGB is automated email response after automated email response. Do not use this site. Well great NOW I find this site.
Note to any dal buyer: I got the deal, could not redeem voucher despite several attempts to contact vendor. Emailed them for help. Their response? A lot of links to info that had no bearing on what was going on, AND they told me to do what I had already done. But the real kicker was the notice on the email: If you have not been able to work out the issue, you can resend your complaint in 31 days! Further, it took 14 days to get that response.
The rest of my complaint was about the Vendor, Your Star Forever.. But what is really horrifying, after I put the credit info in for the shipping amount, I discovered that, instead of the "secure" https notation, there is a star, KGB did not seem to think this was important, but I notified my credit card co. The gave me the run around for over a month and finally told me that their vendor couldn t deliver the goods and gave me a refund even though I had clearly requested them to ship a similar 7 tablet instead of refunding me the funds.
I wanted KGB to stand behind the transaction and provide the product that they had charged me for. This the last time I will buy anything from this website. Do not go for the "deals" they advertised. The price is cheap enough to suck you in and then the trouble begins. You then have to go to the merchant web site. There you will have to redeem the voucher number which you got from kgb deals. You then get slap with a higher fees for shipping and handling.
There go your savings. When you have problem with your purchase, KGB is so hard to get hold of. And then, they said they will contact you back which you will not hear from them again. They hope by then you forgot about the whole thing. I have been trying to get a replacement for the defective I phone 4 external battery charger that i bought from KGB. I have been charged for the initial shipping and then for the return shipping and despite complaining about the lack of a replacement being sent, all i get is the run around.
Website with part of KGB archive in Latvia launched
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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News
KGB Deals, the daily deals website, has been rapped by the ASA over two ads, taking the total number of cases upheld against it to 18 this year. The complainant questioned whether the ad was misleading because terms and conditions, which included additional fees for weekend courses, were not made clear. KGB said this was due to an administrative error, because it did not have a signed contract with South Wales Kitesurfing SWK and the kitesurfing company did not respond to its requests for one. It also noted while the ad stated the offer ended on 31 August, it actually ended on 1 August and the complainant was not informed. It did not provide evidence of the price of the wine.
Daily deals sites incur watchdog’s wrath
T he KGB. The secret police. The good old Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti. Well, not any more it s not. In the KGB has been transformed! Into three super-sassy Charlie s Angelbots here to lure you onto their localised deal-of-the-day website. In this particular episode, Agents K, G and B, clad in tantalising Tarantino-esque biker gear, harass innocent men trying to run a restaurant. We see Agent B storming in to the restaurant s kitchen, devilishly sucking the spoon from a pot of sauce and challenging an atypically frolicsome chef to a French-stick sword fight. Meanwhile, Agent G necks red wine samples and Agent K tucks in to everything she possibly can on the menu.
Ad watchdog raps daily deals sites LivingSocial and kgb
I am at the end of my tether with this awful awful company. It has taken 12 weeks for half my order to arrive. I must of sent at least 50 emails to various sites given to me. I have asked for a phone number only to be ignored. The support is rubbish and I will never ever use these clowns again. I intend reporting them to trading standards as I have kept every email I have received.
KGB- Radio Advertising Costs
The batches of KGB documents published today on the special website can be accessed from the National Archives Management s home page, www. The address of the special website for KGB files is kgb. Persons who wish to access the website and see KGB documents have to register, so they could be identified if they happen to violate the General Data Protection Regulation. This year s publication of KGB files will be like a virtual exhibition made up of KGB documents and explanatory notes. As reported, the published documents will include phone catalogs, listing KGB employees, and card index, listing outside collaborators. A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost-effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection. Subscribe Now! The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
LivingSocial and kgbdeals: daily offers that can disappoint
US-owned directories group Kgb, the parent company of , has created a TV campaign for its group buying brand Kgbdeals. The group hopes the ad will ape the success of its long-running "runners" campaign, and drive awareness of the fledgling brand. Kgbdeals launched a year ago. The campaign, which was created by Brooklyn Brothers in New York, airs from 1 June and, in a similar vein to the ads, uses characters named after the brand. Kgbdeals was the seventh most visited coupon site in the UK in April, with , unique users, according to ComScore. This was far less than the 2. The Kgbdeals ads were filmed in London and New York and feature real businesses offering deals through the group. As well as attracting consumers, the campaign is designed to attract small to medium-sized businesses that want to expand their customer base, but have a limited marketing budget.
Durban - KGB, the hangover cure developed by Durban advertising agency Roots and health product business Vitamology, will soon be stocked in stores in Ireland following its success in South Africa.
KGB rapped again by ASA over misleading daily deal ads
In , after the UK yellow pages directory market has been opened, kgb launched UK , a UK directory enquiries provider that assists customers with telephone number enquiries and general queries. After the success of in the UK, kgb launched in France when the French market has been opened. Thanks to a very good advertising campaign, it became quickly and is still the most used directory assistance service in France with around , calls each day on the phone number. Its In December , kgb acquired Texperts , a United Kingdom -based firm, in order to benefit from their "innovative software platform and industry experience. The first is through a mobile search service known as kgbkgb. It launched January 5, , following the launch of the similar "Ask Us Anything" service in the United Kingdom. The company has also entered the internet group buying space with a business called kgbdeals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New York City. United States. Retrieved US Department of Labor.
KGB rides wave of success
When Latvia attained independence in , the retreating KGB left behind two sacks and two briefcases containing indexed records of the secret informants who had been paid to turn in their neighbors for offenses including anti-Kremlin activism and watching pornography. After decades of deliberation, the Latvian Parliament voted to release the contents of the bags, naming 4, KGB informants, many of whom are still alive, and vigorously deny any involvement with the KGB; also named in the release is at least one journalist who was killed by Soviet forces while sympathetically covering the pro-independence movement. The people who say they were falsely accused offer different theories to explain how their names came to be in the files: Others say it was a false flag planted by the KGB as they left Latvia, a way to slowly poison the independent state by sowing internal discord. Tjarve said. But the publication of the full list has still caused dismay. And in a lot of ways, they were. For a while, going wireless meant you had to sacrifice a little sound quality at best and suffered spotty connection at worst. Luckily, times have changed.
It was and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. Kryuchkov had begun his career with five years at the Soviet mission in Budapest under Ambassador Yuri Andropov. In Andropov became KGB chairman. Kryuchkov went to Moscow, took up a number of sensitive posts, and established a reputation as a devoted and hardworking officer. His headquarters at Yasenevo, on the wooded southern outskirts of the city, was expanding: Workmen were busy constructing a story annex and a new story building. In politics, change was in the air. Soon a new man would arrive in the Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev. Kryuchkov faced several challenges. First, a hawkish president, Ronald Reagan, was in power in Washington. By contrast Reagan was seen as a potent adversary. The directorate was increasingly preoccupied with what it believed—wrongly—was an American plot to conduct a preemptive nuclear strike against the USSR. It was around this time that Donald Trump appears to have attracted the attention of Soviet intelligence. How that happened, and where that relationship began, is an answer hidden somewhere in the KGB s secret archives.VIDEO ON THEME: 2NE1투애니원's CL Product KGB CF