DSSRC Administrative Closure #178
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four social media posts that conveyed the message that the Company's products can treat several serious health-related conditions including diabetes and autism. DSSRC was also concerned that some of the social media posts communicated the message that salesforce members can generally expect to earn significant income from the Company’s business opportunity. The posts were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling industry.
Three of the social media posts, which made both income earnings claims and health-related product claims, were removed immediately. One post making an income earnings claim remains active at the time of this closing. The Company informed DSSRC that the individual responsible for disseminating the post is not and has never been a salesforce member of the Company. Further, the Company posted a public comment on the video stating that the video is not approved by the Company or associated with the Company in any way.
Due to the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.
(closed on 6/21/2021)