DSSRC Administrative Closure #129

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) opened an inquiry with a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one Facebook post and one YouTube video that were disseminated by Company salesforce members located in Europe. The Facebook post made reference to “boosting the immune system” to protect against the corona virus during the winter months. The YouTube video similarly included claims regarding the ability of the Company’s product to treat several health-related conditions including the coronavirus.

Despite the fact that the salesforce members responsible for the two posts were located in countries outside of the United States, the Company exercised due diligence in contacting the individuals and was successful in removing the Facebook post and disabling the video. Based upon the Company’s good faith efforts to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 2/2/2021)