DSSRC Administrative Closure #134

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two identical Facebook posts disseminated by two separate salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.

DSSRC was concerned that the two posts conveyed unsubstantiated health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products have been clinically validated and proven to be effective to treat conditions such as diabetes. After receiving DSSRC’s inquiry, the claims were soon disabled thereafter.   

Accordingly, based upon the prompt actions taken by the Company to disable the two social media posts, this inquiry was administratively closed pursuant to the DSSRC Policy & Procedures.

(closed on 02/04/21)