What is Deceptive Merchandizing?
What is deceptive merchandizing? Deceptive merchandizing is any promotion that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities. The act can take many forms such as false promises, unsubstantiated claims, incomplete descriptions, false testimonials, partial disclosure, or visual distortion of products.
Deceptive merchandizing is also prohibited by the 8th commandment because it cheats people off their money. When one uses deceitful claims or misleading statements to create false impressions, they are deliberately trying to gain an unfair advantage over others. In the Bible, people are warned of the dangers of deceptive mechanizing.
Deceptive mechanizing can be dangerous. If you do not want to cause harm unto others, try to be as transparent as possible when it comes to promoting your goods and services. Do not mislead them or cheat them off their money.