DSSRC Administrative Closure #50

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about two 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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct selling products can protect against COVID-19.

The first post in question alleged that the Company’s products can help boost your immune system and fight back against COVID-19. The post contained several photos of the Company’s products and a graphic stating nine health reasons to take the Company’s products. The second post claimed that by taking the Company’s products you can boost your immune system in order to protect against COVID-19.

In response to DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company was appreciative of DSSRC bringing these issues to their attention. The Company took prompt action to have the posts removed.

DSSRC expressed its appreciation to the Company for its efforts in removing the post. As a result of the prompt actions taken by the Company, DSSRC administratively closed the inquiry.

(closed 7/7/2020)