A Proven ModelThe DSSRC process relies on best practices developed over decades of work in other successful self-regulatory programs administered by BBB National Programs.
Fast & EfficientThis program offers companies in the direct-selling industry a fast and efficient forum for review of express or implied claims about earnings and product performance.
Consumer ConfidenceBy discouraging advertising and marketing that contains unsubstantiated claims, this form of industry self-regulation enhances consumer confidence in the direct-selling industry.
Policies & Procedures
DSSRC will independently review any submitted inquiry to ensure that the matter is appropriate for review and a proper expenditure of program resources. Once they are final, all case decisions are available to the public.
News & Blog
DSSRC Recommends Direct Selling Company Aihu Discontinue Certain Health-Related Product Performance Claims
McLean, VA – June 10, 2021 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) opened an inquiry into several health-related product performance claims made on the company website and on social media by Aihu, Inc, a direct selling company that sells biodegradable, organic essential oil skincare products, and its salesforce...
DSSRC Refers Health-Related Product and Earnings Claims for Bulavita to FTC
McLean, VA – April 20, 2021 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) of BBB National Programs referred certain representative product performance and earnings claims to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for possible enforcement action after Bulavita failed to respond to DSSRC’s inquiry.
Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for the Direct Selling Industry
Operation Income Illusion: A Positive Step by the FTC to Curb Deceptive Income Claims