Eyewear Firm Hit With $3.5M Fine for Bogus Cambodia Charity Claims

An eyewear company has been fined $3.5 million by an Australian court after falsely suggesting it was donating glasses to Cambodians “in need” for every pair it sold, according to Australia’s competition and consumer commission.

Oscar Wylee’s marketing videos showed scenes of poverty in Cambodia and included slogans such as “For every pair purchased, a pair is donated to someone in need,” the commission said in a statement.

The company claimed to have partnered with international anti-poverty network Rose Charities and used images of the Rose Eye Clinic in Phnom Penh, the statement said.

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