DSSRC Administrative Closure #157

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding five Facebook posts that came to its attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. Four of the posts made health claims pertaining to the Company’s immunity boosting products and COVID-19. In the remaining post, the Company’s salesforce member claimed that by participating in the Company’s business opportunity its salesforce members can earn a weekly income of $50,000 and a monthly income of $200,000.

The Company contacted its salesforce members shortly after receiving DSSRC’s inquiry and had the posts removed immediately. In its response, the Company also advised DSSRC that it will take ongoing action to further educate its salesforce members and customers on adhering to the Company’s policies and procedures.

Accordingly, DSSRC administratively closed the inquiry pursuant to the DSSRC Policy & Procedures based upon the prompt, good faith actions taken by the Company to address its concerns.

(closed on 03/30/21)