To learn the truth about political campaign ads, we rely on fact checkers who promise to filter out the spin. In the equally confusing realm of credit-card advertising, an obscure self-regulatory agency is looking to play a similar role.

The National Advertising Division, a 10-person shop that's based in New York, investigates allegations that companies are engaging in deceptive marketing, often after a competitor lodges a complaint.

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