The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) reported that it had opened a case against Yandex LLC for violating advertising legislation. As the department clarified, the Yandex Plus subscription advertisement advertised a 44% discount, but it was impossible to purchase it at that price.
“When attempting to purchase a subscription at the specified price, the applicant was denied purchase. Thus, consumers received incorrect information about the cost of the service. The antimonopoly agency will evaluate Yandex advertising for violations of the law,” the statement says. message FAS.
If Yandex’s guilt is proven, the company will be required to pay a fine in accordance with clause 4, part 3, art. 5 of the advertising law. He assumes that for providing incomplete, unreliable, irrelevant information, the fine for medium and large companies ranges from 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles.
In early November, the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Stavropol Territory fined "Yandex" for 500 thousand rubles. The agency found that the advertisement posted on the Yandex search engine did not contain a warning “about the presence of contraindications in advertising of medical services.” In October, OFAS for the Voronezh region fined “Yandex Food” for 100 thousand rubles. due to incomplete information about the free shipping promotion.