DSSRC Administrative Closure #216
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a company (“Company”) regarding eighteen social media posts disseminated on Facebook and YouTube that were identified pursuant to its monitoring of the direct selling industry. Fifteen of the social media posts made health-related claims regarding skin conditions such as, but not limited to, eczema and psoriasis. DSSRC was also concerned that the remaining three posts at issue communicated atypical earnings claims regarding the amount of income that can be generally expected by the typical salesforce member participating in the Company’s business opportunity.
Following its receipt of DSSRC’s notice of inquiry, DSSRC was informed that the Company has either removed or edited the social media posts at issue. DSSRC confirmed that all of the social media postings at issue have been removed or edited to remove any egregious claims.
Based on the Company’s good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.
(Administrative Closure #216, closed on December 15, 2021)
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