DSSRC Administrative Closure #186
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding nine social media posts disseminated by company salesforce members. DSSRC was concerned that these posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits claims that the Company’s products can protect against several health-related conditions including, but not limited to Diabetes, hypertension. Parkinson’s Disease, and Cancer. DSSRC was also concerned that one of the posts made an atypical representation of the level of income that a salesforce member for the company could expect to earn from the Company’s business opportunity.
The Company did not immediately respond to DSSRC when these posts were brought to the Company’s attention. However, the Company responded immediately when DSSRC followed up one month later. The Company then took immediate, good faith actions to have all posts removed.
As a result of the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.
(closed on 8/2/2021)