DSSRC Administrative Closure #41
DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about three social media posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. Specifically, DSSRC expressed concern that the three Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct selling products can help cure migraines and seizures.
The first post claimed that the individual had been using the Company’s product to treat migraines and seizure disorders and included a photo of the Company’s various products. The second post in question included a testimonial from a man that claimed that he resorted to the Company’s products to cure his seizure disorder after modern medical approaches and therapies proved ineffective. The last post claimed that the individual has been seizure free for an extended period of time due to using the Company’s products.
In response to DSSRC’s letter, the Company has contacted the responsible individuals and removed the social media posts. DSSRC expressed its appreciation to the Company for their prompt efforts to remove these posts. Based upon the Company’s actions, DSSRC administratively closed the inquiry.