Direct Selling Self-Regulation Council

DSSRC Case Decisions and Administrative Closures

Case Decisions

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Case #45-2021 – Monitoring Inquiry – Globallee, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #44-2021 – Government Referral – ByDzyne

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self- regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.
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Case #43-2021 – Monitoring Inquiry – Limbic Arc, LLC

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #42-2021 –Monitoring Inquiry– Max International, LLC

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.
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Case #41-2021 – Government Referral – Alliance in Motion Global, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. 

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Case #40-2021 – NGO Inquiry –Mary Kay, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. Pursuant to section D(II) of DSSRC’s Policies & Procedures, DSSRC may commence an inquiry regarding the marketing disseminated by a direct selling company and/or its salesforce where the subject claims were referred to DSSRC by the Administrator of the...
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Case #39-2021: –Monitoring Inquiry– Enagic, USA, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. 

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Case #38-2021: –Monitoring Inquiry– Zinzino, LLC.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. 

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Case #37-2021: –Monitoring Inquiry– Aihu, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. 

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Case #36-2021: – Government Referral – Bulavita

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self- regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #35-2021: – Government Referral – UWell Life, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #34-2021 – Monitoring Inquiry – via ONEHOPE Wine

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #33-2021: – Government Referral – RBC Life Sciences, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.
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Case #32-2021 – Monitoring Inquiry – Magnetude Jewelry

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #31-2021 -NGO Inquiry- Primerica, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc.  Pursuant to section D(II) of DSSRC’s Policies & Procedures, DSSRC may commence an inquiry regarding marketing materials disseminated by a direct selling company and/or its salesforce where the subject claims were referred to DSSRC by the...
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Case #30-2020 -Government Referral- Gano Excel USA, Inc.

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #29-2020 -Governmental Referral- Flavon USA, LLC

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.

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Case #28-2020 -Government Referral- Fortress Network LLC

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC...
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Case #27-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- LurraLife, LLC

DSSRC's inquiries are a result of ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. Here DSSRC challenged earnings and product advertising claims made by LurraLife, LLC and the salesforce for the multi-level direct selling company that provides nutritional, tea, and coffee products.

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Case #26-2020 -NGO Inquiry- Counter Brands LLC d/b/a/ Beautycounter

DSSRC's inquiries cover the marketing disseminated by a direct selling company and/or its salesforce. Here, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to protecting consumers identified certain Beautycounter earnings claims being disseminated on social media and on the Beautycounter website. The NGO’s initial written submission to DSSRC...

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Case #25-2020 -NGO Inquiry- International Markets Live, Inc.

DSSRC's inquiries are in regards to the marketing disseminated by a direct selling company and/or its salesforce. Here, a nonprofit NGO brought to DSSRC’s attention certain...

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Case #24-2020 -NGO Inquiry- Le-Vel Brands LLC

DSSRC's inquiries are in regards to the marketing disseminated by a direct selling company and/or its salesforce where the subject claims. Here, a nonprofit NGO dedicated to protecting consumers...
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Case #23-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Fifth Avenue Collection, Inc.

DSSRC's inquiries are in regards to advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry including claims made by salesforce members on social media. This case is about Fifth Avenue...
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Case #22-2020 -Competitor Challenge- BioReigns

This DSSRC inquiry was commenced by MyDailyChoice pursuant to the competitor challenge provisions articulated in section D (III) of the DSSRC Policies & Procedures. Founded in 2018,...
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Case #21-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- R&D Global d/b/a B-Epic

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the...

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Case #20-2020 -Compliance- Pure Romance, LLC

BACKGROUND

In 2019, the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”), a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc, commenced a review pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct...

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Case #19-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Initial Outfitters, Inc.

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry. Through its monitoring of the direct...

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Case #18-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Tranont

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling...

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Case #17-2020 -NGO Inquiry- dōTERRA International LLC

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced pursuant section D(ii) of the DSSRC Policies & Procedures.

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Case #16-2020 -Government Referral Report- New U Life

On December 20, 2019, the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) published a report regarding the inquiry of product performance claims disseminated by New U Life, a multi-level marketing company located in Lehi, UT that offers a variety of health, wellness and weight-loss products including Somaderm which the company describes as “a powerful and innovative transdermal solution for...
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Case #15-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Global Domains International

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in...

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Case #14-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Paparazzi Accessories, LLC

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the...

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Case #13-2020 -Challenge- Young Living Essential Oils, LLC

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by TINA pursuant to the challenge provisions articulated in the DSSRC Policies & Procedures.

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Case #12-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Aloette Cosmetics

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling...

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Case #11-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Dose of Nature

BASIS OF INQUIRY

Dose of Nature (“Dose of Nature” or the “Company”) is a multi-level direct selling company that offers water-soluble CBD and nano CBD products for humans and animals.

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Case #10-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- Magnolia and Vine

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct...

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Case #9-2020 -Monitoring Inquiry- MyDailyChoice, Inc. DBA HempWorx

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. (BBB NP) This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising...

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Case #8-2019 -Monitoring Inquiry- New U Life

BASIS OF INQUIRY

New U Life (“NUL” or “Company”) is a multi-level direct selling company that was founded in November 2017 and is headquartered in Lehi, UT. NUL offers a variety of health, wellness and weight loss products including Somaderm which has been described as “a powerful, innovative transdermal human growth...

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Case #7-2019 -Monitoring Inquiry- It Works!

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), is a national advertising...

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Case #6-2019 -Government Referral Reports- MojiLife, LLC

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the...

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Case #5-2019 -Government Referral Reports- Aloe Veritas, Inc.

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing...

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Case #4-2019 -Monitoring Inquiry- Pure Romance, LLC

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc., This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing...

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Case #3-2019 -Challenge- Team National, Inc.

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was...

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Case #2-2019 -Monitoring Inquiry- Southwestern Advantage, Inc.

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in...

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Case #1-2019 -Monitoring Inquiry- Wildtree, Inc.

BASIS OF INQUIRY

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) is a national advertising self-regulation program administered by BBB National Programs, Inc. This inquiry was commenced by the DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct...

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Administrative Closures

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #196

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five Facebook posts that DSSRC was concerned communicated unsubstantiated health and wellness benefits claims that the Company’s products can protect against health-related conditions including COVID-19. The posts were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #195

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts (i.e., one YouTube video and one Facebook post). DSSRC was concerned that post communicated the message that the Company’s products can help protect against COVID-19. The posts were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #194

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts and three other online posts disseminated by salesforce members which DSSRC was concerned were communicating inappropriate earnings claims. The posts included references to “Full-time income/employment,” “unlimited income,” “long term residual income,” “significant income,” and...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #193

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding earnings claims and product claims disseminated by company salesforce members on social media and by the Company on its website. DSSRC was concerned that such claims depicted success that may not be generally achievable by the typical consumer or individual engaged in direct selling of the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #192

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts disseminated by company salesforce members that communicated health-related product claims. In addition, DSSRC also inquired regarding certain earnings claims that appeared on the Company’s website as well as earnings claims disseminated by salesforce members on social...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #191

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members which DSSRC was concerned were communicating inappropriate earnings claims. The first post referenced the “unlimited earning potential” that could be realized through the Company’s business opportunity. The second post promised “additional...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #190

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. DSSRC was concerned that the posts were communicating the message that the Company’s products were effective in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #189

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. Two of the posts included the same copy which referenced the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant amount of income that two different Company salesforce members earned through the direct selling business opportunity. The third...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #188

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts made by international salesforce members of the Company. DSSRC expressed its concerns that the three posts, while originating outside of the United States, communicated the message that the Company's products are effective in the treatment of COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #187

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one YouTube video. DSSRC was concerned that the video, which was recorded and uploaded in Hungarian, made claims that the Company’s products are effective in the treatment of COVID-19.
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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,...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #185

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one social media post disseminated by a company salesforce member. Some of the language in the post made an atypical representation regarding the level of income that a salesforce member could expect to earn from the Company’s business opportunity. The post was identified by DSSRC pursuant to...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #184

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding six social media posts. The inquiry involved a number of health-related posts which included claims that the Company’s products can treat Alzheimer’s disease and cancer and prevent diabetes and strokes. The posts were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #183

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding nine social media posts. DSSRC was concerned that these posts made both explicit and implied claims that typical salesforce members of the Company could generally expect to earn significant, full-time, or career replacement income through participating in the Company’s business opportunity. The...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #182

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts disseminated by salesforce members of the company. DSSRC was concerned that the posts communicated the message that employees of the Company could earn unlimited, residual income and that the posts made representations that were atypical for salesforce members of the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #181

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one social media post that was disseminated by a salesforce member of the Company. DSSRC was concerned that the post communicated that a typical salesforce member will earn a significant amount of income from the Company’s business opportunity. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #180

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four social media posts that were disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. DSSRC was concerned that all four posts communicated the message that the Company’s products were effective in the treatment and prevention of several serious health-related conditions including, but not limited...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #179

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four social media posts that DSSRC was concerned conveyed the message that the Company’s products were effective in treating several serious health-related conditions, such as Covid-19 and other viral infections. DSSRC was also concerned that one of the posts, made by an international...
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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...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #177

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding seven social media posts that DSSRC was concerned communicated the message that the Company’s products effectively treated serious health-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and migraines. The posts were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #176

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four social media posts made by salesforce members of the Company. DSSRC was concerned that these posts conveyed the message that the Company’s products can effectively prevent or treat serious health-related conditions including eczema. DSSRC also brought to the attention of the company a series...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #175

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts that DSSRC believed to be communicating the message that the Company’s product was effective in the treatment of COVID-19 and two posts that DSSRC was concerned represented a level of income that could not be expected to be attained by the average salesforce member. The posts...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #174

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five Facebook posts that conveyed the message that the Company’s products effectively treated serious health-related skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and the Company’s business opportunity will typically result in salesforce members earning “financial freedom” and “unlimited income”....
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #173

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one YouTube video and two Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. DSSRC expressed concern that the video and the posts communicated the message that the Company’s products are effective as a treatment for several serious health conditions. In the YouTube video, the salesforce...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #172

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts (one of which was a Spanish-language post) disseminated by its salesforce members. DSSRC was concerned that the two posts communicated the message that the Company’s product was effective in the prevention and treatment of serious health-related conditions including, but not...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #171

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts that were disseminated by salesforce members of the company. DSSRC expressed concern that all three posts communicated the message that the Company’s products were effective in treating health-related conditions including, but not limited to, cancer, autism, diabetes, and...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #170

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding three social media posts disseminated by salesforce members that communicated the efficacy of the Company’s products to treat ADHD in children, COVID-19 and other health-related conditions. The social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #169

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts that DSSRC was concerned conveyed, either through depictions or accompanying text, that the Company’s salesforce members can earn a significant income through the Company’s business opportunity.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #168

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four social media posts that DSSRC was concerned contained health-related product claims including statements that the Company’s products could prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. DSSRC identified the subject social media posts that were made by Company salesforce members through its ongoing...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #167

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts that were disseminated by its independent salesforce members. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #166

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four Facebook posts that were disseminated by its salesforce members. One post communicated health-related treatment claims regarding skin maladies. The remaining three posts included claims that potential recruits could replace income that was lost due to COVID-19, pay off debts, and earning...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #165

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four Facebook posts that were disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. All four of the post conveyed strong health-related product claims including the message that the Company’s products were effective to treat serious health conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and auto-immune diseases.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #164

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) brought three Facebook posts containing product claims to the attention of a direct selling company (the “Company”). The posts were disseminated by salesforce members of the Company and were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling industry.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #163

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three social media posts that DSSRC was concerned contained health-related product and income claims including statements that may imply that the Company’s products could prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19. After commencement of its inquiry, DSSRC identified three additional social media posts by...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #162

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding social media posts that were disseminated by salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention through its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.    
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #161

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four Facebook posts that were disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. All four of the post conveyed strong health-related product claims including the message that the Company’s products were effective to treat serious health conditions such as COVID-19, ADHD, dementia, Alzheimer’s...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #160

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding social media posts that were disseminated by salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention through its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #159

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four Facebook posts that were disseminated by Company salesforce members. All four of the posts made reference to prospective salesforce members being able to “replace lost income” through the Company’s business opportunity and one of the posts included an implied reference to achieving...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #158

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) about two Facebook posts that were made by salesforce members of the Company. The first post conveyed strong health-related product claims including that the Company’s products combat COVID-19 and the second presented the earning opportunity afforded by selling the Company’s product as a way to make...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #157

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding five Facebook posts that came to its attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. Four of the posts made health claims pertaining to the Company’s immunity boosting products and COVID-19. In the remaining post, the Company’s salesforce member...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #156

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts that came to its attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. These posts made by the Company’s salesforce members included serious health-related claims for its products regarding immunity boosting and cancer-prevention.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #155

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and a YouTube video that came to its attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. Both Facebook posts made financial freedom claims, and one made explicit “doubled my income” claims. The YouTube video made health-related claims...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #154

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts and a YouTube video that came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of direct selling claims disseminated on social media.  The first Facebook post included a video testimonial and claims pertaining to the medical benefits that could result from using the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #153

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and a Slideshare presentation that were identified pursuant to DSSRC’s independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. The two Facebook posts included claims that the Company’s product could treat COVID-19 and its accompanying symptoms. The Slideshare...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #152

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts made by salesforce members of the Company.  DSSRC was concerned that the three Facebook posts contained strong health-related product performance claims including but not limited to claims that certain of the Company’s products can treat and/or prevent chronic migraines,...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #151

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts that were identified by DSSRC as part of its ongoing monitoring of advertising and marketing claims in the direct selling industry.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #150

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and a YouTube video that came to its attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of marketing claims in the direct selling industry. In one Facebook post, the salesforce referenced earning $550 in the first month working for the Company. The second Facebook post included a...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #149

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one Facebook post and two TikTok posts disseminated by salesforce members of the Company.  DSSRC was concerned that the Facebook post conveyed disease treatment claims and that the TikTok posts contained strong health-related product performance claims including claims that the Company’s...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #148

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts communicated by Company salesforce members that referenced serious health-related conditions that purportedly could be addressed by use of the Company’s products.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #147

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding a number of social media posts disseminated by company salesforce members on Facebook. The subject claims came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #146

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding various social media posts disseminated by company salesforce members on Facebook. The subject claims which involved earnings claims regarding the amount of income that can be realized by the Company’s business opportunity, came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #145

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and a Youtube video disseminated by Company salesforce members. All three social media offerings were disseminated by salesforce members located overseas and all three included implied earnings claims that Company salesforce members can earn significant income through the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #144

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. The first post featured a depiction of the Company’s line of products in front of a backdrop that listed several serious health conditions including, but not limited to, cancer, lupus, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #143

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts made by salesforce members of the Company.  DSSRC was concerned that the three Facebook posts contained strong health-related product performance claims including claims that certain of the Company’s products can treat and/or prevent COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #142

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts made by salesforce members of the Company.  DSSRC was concerned that the three Facebook posts contained strong health-related product performance claims including claims that certain of the Company’s products can treat and/or prevent COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #141

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts that were disseminated by salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention through its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #140

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts that were disseminated by one active salesforce member and one inactive salesforce member. The first post discussed the efficacy of an ingredient in the Company’s product to protect against a number of serious health-related conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s and high...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #139

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts disseminated by Company sales force members on Facebook. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #138

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members.  DSSRC was concerned that one of the posts conveyed claims that the Company’s products can protect against disease including express claims stating that the salesforce member is “COVID free” and the products being a “pandemic response.”...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #137

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts disseminated by Company sales force members on Twitter and Facebook. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #136

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding a Facebook post disseminated by a Company salesforce member that was located overseas. The social media post came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. More specifically, the post included express claims that the Company’s products...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #135

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two social media posts disseminated by its salesforce members, one found on YouTube and one found on Facebook. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #134

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two identical Facebook posts disseminated by two separate salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #133

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three identical Facebook posts disseminated by three separate salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #132

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding three Facebook posts and a YouTube video disseminated by Company salesforce members. The three Facebook posts all referenced an antioxidant ingredient in the Company’s product that was purportedly efficacious against certain disease conditions including, but not limited to, ADHD, autism and cancer....
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #131

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding a social media post disseminated by a Company sales force member on YouTube. The subject claim which involved an earnings claim regarding the amount of income that can be realized by the Company’s business opportunity, came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #130

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding a video that was identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry and which was disseminated by a member of the Company salesforce team. In the video, the salesforce member makes unqualified representations regarding the potential of earning significant income within one year through...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #129

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) opened an inquiry with a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one Facebook post and one YouTube video that were disseminated by Company salesforce members located in Europe. The Facebook post made reference to “boosting the immune system” to protect against the corona virus during the winter months. The YouTube video similarly included claims...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #128

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding a testimonial video that was posted on Vimeo by a Company salesforce member. DSSRC was concerned that the video, which touted the salesforce member’s earnings as a direct seller, could be reasonably interpreted as implying that a new or prospective salesforce member of the Company could expect to...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #127

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding four Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. All four posts referenced the products ability to treat coronavirus by virtue of the product’s efficacy at boosting the immune system. While some of the claims expressly identified COVID-19  (e.g., “Lets fight COVID-19 – Boost...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #126

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two social media posts made by salesforce members of the Company.  Both posted touted the income opportunity afforded by the direct selling opportunity. In the context in which the posts were made, DSSRC was concerned with the claim that the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #125

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. DSSRC was concerned that the posts could be reasonably interpreted as meaning that the direct selling company’s products can treat or prevent several serious health-related conditions.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #124

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and two Instagram posts disseminated by Company salesforce members that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC expressed its concern to the Company that all four posts either expressly communicated or...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #123

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding one Facebook post and one online video disseminated by Company salesforce members. The marketing materials came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern to the Company that both social media posts conveyed...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #122

Social media advertising for a direct selling company that markets health and wellness products came to the attention of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) pursuant to its monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC identified two Facebook posts that were disseminated by a Company salesforce member as communicating egregious health-related claims. One post listed several serious...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #121

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five social media posts disseminated by Company salesforce members on Facebook and Instagram.  DSSRC was concerned that five of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products provide immune support that may...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #120

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #119

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five social media posts disseminated by Company salesforce members on Facebook and Instagram.  DSSRC was concerned that five of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #118

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding five social media posts (i.e., four Facebook posts and one Instagram post) disseminated by independent salesforce members on behalf of the Company. The three social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #117

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding four Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC expressed its concern to the Company that two posts implied that the Company’s products offer protection from COVID-19. The two other social media posts...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #116

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding six posts made on social media by Company salesforce members.  DSSRC was concerned that the social media posts disseminated by these Company salesforce members included unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products can protect against...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #115

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts by Company salesforce members that referenced serious health-related conditions that purportedly could be addressed by use of the Company’s products. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #114

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding two Facebook posts making claims about the Company’s products. The Facebook posts were disseminated by a Company salesforce member and a former salesforce member of the Company. The social media posts were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #113

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC expressed its concern to the Company that all of the posts implied that the Company products are effective to treat a number of health-related...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #112

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry and disseminated by Company salesforce members. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #111

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company that is located outside of the United States regarding two Instagram posts and five Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The social media post came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. Specifically, DSSRC expressed concern that the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #110

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Youtube posts, two Facebook posts and an Instagram post that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry and disseminated by Company salesforce members.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #109

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members that were identified during DSSRC’s monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC expressed its concern to the Company that the two posts implied that salesforce members can replace their income through participation in the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #108

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) commenced an inquiry with a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #107

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding a Facebook video post disseminated by a Company salesforce member. The video came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its routine monitoring of social media posts in the direct selling industry and it was determined that the video implied that the direct selling business opportunity offered by the Company...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #106

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) about three Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. Two of the posts in question implied that the Company’s nutritional products could help individuals that consume such products fight viruses including COVID-19. The other post made specific health-related product efficacy claims...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #105

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) about two Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members of the Company. The posts in question implied that engaging in direct selling of the Company’s products could provide replacement income for those out of work due to COVID and/or a new career during the current public health crisis.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #104

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts disseminated by Company salesforce members. DSSRC expressed concern that both posts suggested that consumers could use the Company’s product to boost the immune system and prevent the cold and flu as an alternative to taking prescribed medication.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #103

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (Company) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #102

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) opened an inquiry into social media claims disseminated by the salesforce members for a direct selling company (Company). More specifically, DSSRC identified three Facebook posts which included claims suggesting that the Company’s product can remove the coronavirus from surfaces.  Although two posts communicated general effectiveness claims at removing...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #101

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (Company) regarding three coronavirus related hashtags that accompanied a post stating that the Company’s product can strengthen the immune system. Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that coronavirus related claims and hashtags when coupled with claims that a product can strengthen or boost the...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #100

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts and one Instagram post disseminated by Company salesforce members. All three posts referenced the ability of the direct selling company’s product to prevent and eliminate the coronavirus.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #99

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding three Facebook post disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #98

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Instagram posts and one Facebook post disseminated by the Company’s salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #97

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) inquired about an Instagram post disseminated by a direct selling company’s (“Company”) salesforce member. The post in question inferred that the Company’s product could protect users from the coronavirus. DSSRC noted that at the time the post was disseminated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Food Drug...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #96

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members that included claims that the Company’s products can assist in treating a number of serious health-related conditions including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #95

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding two Facebook posts that referenced the ability of one of the  Company’s products to treat a number of health-related conditions including, but not limited to, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and depression. Both of the posts were disseminated by the Company’s international salesforce members.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #94

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about one Instagram post disseminated by one of the company’s salesforce members regarding the Company’s product for children. DSSRC determined that the post inferred that use of the Company’s product would boost their immune system and protect children from COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #93

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) brought two Facebook posts to the attention of a direct selling company (“Company”) which included claims from salesforce members that the Company’s product can treat the coronavirus. More specifically, the first post stated that the Company’s product helps boost the immune system to fight viruses all around us including the coronavirus. The second Facebook...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #92

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by one of the company’s salesforce members that conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products can protect against disease and COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #91

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by the company’s salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern regarding the earnings claims that were communicated...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #90

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by one of the company’s salesforce members that makes product performance claims and references the current health crisis.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #89

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding one Facebook post disseminated by its salesforce member. The social media post came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. Specifically, DSSRC expressed concern that this social media posts communicated that the Company’s products can protect...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #88

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding two Facebook post disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #87

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by one of the company’s salesforce members that contained a claim that implied that the direct selling company’s products could help prevent COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #86

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Instagram posts disseminated by the company’s salesforce members that pertained to the efficacy of the Company’s products regarding several serious health-related conditions.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #85

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three social media posts disseminated by the company’s salesforce members that conveyed aggressive product performance claims. Both social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising and marketing in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC was concerned...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #84

A direct selling company (“Company”) was contacted by the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) with respect to three Facebook posts that included claims that the Company’s products can boost the immune system and protect users from the coronavirus. Shortly after receipt of DSSRC initial correspondence, the Company contacted the salesforce members responsible for the posts and requested that the posts...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #83

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by the Company’s salesforce members that expressly associated the immune system support benefits provided by its products to the treatment of and/or protection against the coronavirus. One post, for example, claimed that the Company’s products helped him “overcome...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #82

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern that one of the social media posts communicated the message that the Company’s products can protect consumers against a...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #81

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by one of its salesforce members that contained several earnings claims including an express claim that salesforce members could earn $500 or more per month. Other claims at issue in the social media post included language describing the opportunity as zero-risk and money back guaranteed as well as the claim salesforce members could...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #80

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding two Facebook 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 posts conveyed the unsupported health-related message that the Company’s direct selling products can protect...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #79

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding 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 concerns that the posts conveyed unsupported product, health and wellness benefits and the message that the Company’s...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #78

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company (“Company”) regarding a Pinterest post and a claim on the company website, both of which referenced a business opportunity at the Company with unlimited income potential. More specifically, the Pinterest post featured a photograph of scattered $100 bills and the promise of glamourous trips, extra cash and unlimited income. In...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #77

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members. The subject claims and 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 communicated the message that the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #76

Social media advertising for a direct selling company that markets health and wellness products came to the attention of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) pursuant to its monitoring of the direct selling industry. DSSRC identified three Facebook posts that were disseminated by Company salesforce members as communicating egregious health-related claims. One post stated “build your immune...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #75

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) contacted a direct selling company regarding a Facebook post that referenced the Company as providing an “unlimited earnings opportunity” and “financial freedom” for salesforce members. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #74

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five Facebook posts that discussed the ability of the Company’s products to treat and/or alleviate a number of health-related conditions including, but not limited to, cancer, depression, arthritis, memory loss and epilepsy. The Company responded to DSSRC and explained that all of the posts at issue were not disseminated by the Company or its...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #73

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding three Facebook posts disseminated by its salesforce members as well as two product performance claims, one business opportunity claim and nine consumer testimonials located on the Company’s website The subject claims and social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace....
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #72

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding three Facebook 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 health-related benefit claims related to the current COVID-19...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #71

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding five Facebook 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 benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #70

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about two Facebook posts disseminated by the company’s salesforce members that conveyed product performance stating and/or implying that the company’s products can help prevent or treat COVID-19. Both posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #69

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about two YouTube videos disseminated by the company’s salesforce members that conveyed product performance claims while referencing the current global pandemic. Both videos came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #68

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about two social media posts disseminated by the company’s salesforce members that conveyed product performance claims. Both social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #67

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about certain social media posts disseminated by salesforce members regarding product efficacy claims that referenced “Corona Virus.” DSSRC also identified more general product claims regarding viruses that DSSRC was concerned could be reasonably interpreted could be reasonably interpreted as meaning that the company’s products are effective against the...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #66

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about three social media posts disseminated by salesforce members regarding business opportunities during the pandemic. The social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #65

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about three business opportunity posts disseminated by salesforce members. The social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. 

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #64

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about three social media post disseminated by salesforce members. The 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 benefit claims related to the current COVID-19...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #63

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post 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 post conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the current COVID-19...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #62

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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #61

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 two of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #60

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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #59

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about six 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 benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #58

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post 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 post conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the current COVID-19...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #57

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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product health and wellness benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #56

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 benefit claims related to the current...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #55

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 two social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated earnings claims that individuals could either take financial...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #54

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about five 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 three of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #53

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about twelve 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 health-related claims that the Company’s direct selling products...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #52

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about four 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...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #51

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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct...
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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...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #49

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about three social media posts disseminated by its salesforce member. 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...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #48

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post 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 post conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct selling...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #47

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post 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 post conveyed unsubstantiated earnings claims that individuals could make up lost income due to the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #46

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...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #45

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about one social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. 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 post conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct selling...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #44

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 social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated earnings claims that individuals can make a minimum level...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #43

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about one social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. Specifically, DSSRC expressed concerns that the social media post conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s direct selling...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #42

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 concerns that two of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s...

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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...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #40

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about six 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 six Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #39

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about thirty-five 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 concerns that thirty-three of the social media posts...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #38

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about five 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 four of the Facebook posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #37

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about two social media posts disseminated on behalf of the company. The two 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 two disseminated social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits that the...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #36

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding one earnings claim and one health related product claim disseminated on behalf of the company. The subject claims came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern to the direct selling company that the earnings claim conveyed an unsubstantiated earning potential claim. In...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #35

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about a social media post depicting the company’s name alongside an image of a hand stopping a coronavirus particle. The subject social media posts came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern to the direct selling company that the post conveyed unsubstantiated product claims...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #34

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding two Facebook posts that referenced the corona virus. The first post discussed the necessity to slow the spread of corona virus accompanied by a picture of the Company’s product. Viewers of the post are required to scroll down the screen to view language disclosing that, although the product has been proven to eliminate almost all viruses, it has not been tested...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #33

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 two Facebook posts disseminated by salesforce members conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #32

Social media posts disseminated by distributors for a multi-level company came to the attention of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) pursuant to its internal monitoring process. More specifically, one Instagram post...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #31

Facebook posts disseminated by distributors for a direct selling company came to the attention of DSSRC pursuant to its monitoring program. One post referenced the corona virus and claimed that its products could act as an immune system booster. A second post stated that the Company’s products will help protect against Covid-19 and the corona virus. As DSSRC noted to the Company, the 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #30

DSSRC reviewed a social media post disseminated by an independent salesforce member of a direct selling company. DSSRC expressed its concern that the Facebook post suggested that the Company’s products may serve as a form of defense against Coronavirus.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #29

Social media posts disseminated by the salesforce of a direct selling company were identified by DSSRC as communicating claims that Company products are effective at treating Covid-19 and the symptoms associated with the virus. More specifically, four Facebook posts came to the attention of DSSRC through its routine monitoring program which included claims about attacking virus accompanied by hashtags that...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #28

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 two YouTube videos disseminated by salesforce members conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #27

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company about one social media post disseminated by a salesforce member. The subject social media post came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. Specifically, DSSRC expressed concern that the Facebook post disseminated by a salesforce member conveyed unsubstantiated product claims that the Company’s...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #26

DSSRC inquired about two social media posts disseminated by the salesforce of a direct selling company that came to its attention pursuant to its DSSRC’s independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern that the two Instagram posts conveyed unsubstantiated product claims that the Company’s products can protect against COVID-19 virus.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #25

DSSRC inquired about two product claims disseminated on Facebook by salesforce members for a multi-level marketing company. The claims pertained to the ability of the Company’s products to treat COVID-19 and the symptoms associated with the condition.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #24

DSSRC inquired into a two product claims disseminated on Facebook by a distributor for a multi-level direct selling company. DSSRC expressed its concern that the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product claims that the Company’s products can protect against disease and the COVID-19 virus.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #23

DSSRC inquired into two Facebook posts disseminated by the salesforce of a direct selling company. The DSSRC expressed concern that the two social media posts unnecessarily referenced the COVID-19 crisis as an optimal opportunity to make money with the Company.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #22

DSSRC inquired into two product claims and one earnings claim disseminated on Facebook by distributors for a multi-level direct selling company. The claims were disseminated by salesforce force members regarding the ability of Company products to treat or prevent coronavirus disease and the earnings people who have recently lost income can make, or both.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #21

DSSRC inquired into a product claim disseminated on Facebook by a distributor for a multi-level direct selling company. The product performance claim pertained to the Company’s product being more potent than natural vitamins.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #20

DSSRC inquired about a social media post disseminated by the salesforce of a direct selling Company that came to DSSRC’s attention pursuant to its ongoing independent monitoring of advertising in the direct selling marketplace. DSSRC expressed concern that the post at issue conveyed unsubstantiated claims that the Company’s products can protect against COVID-19 virus.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #19

DSSRC inquired into hashtag claims disseminated on Instagram by a distributor for a multi-level direct selling company. The hashtags referenced a million dollar business and six figure earning potential included as well as a hashtag naming a specific direct selling company.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #18

In 2019, DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding several earnings claims on the direct selling company’s website as well as claims that were being disseminated by the company’s salesforce on social media.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #17

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) about earnings claims disseminated on the Company’s website and on social media by salesforce members. Specifically, DSSRC identified a number of express and implied earnings claim that referenced financial freedom, exorbitant bonuses and vacations, luxury cars, the ability to pay off college loans and generous reward programs. The advertising also...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #16

DSSRC opened an inquiry into a multi-level marketing company regarding several business opportunity claims including aggressive, atypical income and bonus incentive claims that did not include disclosure of generally excepted results. The claims were disseminated on Facebook, in YouTube videos and on the Company website and were communicated expressly in the posts as well as through accompanying hashtags. More...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #15

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding unqualified income and product performance claims that were disseminated by its distributors. The claims appeared on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. More specifically, the posts by Company distributors claimed unlimited income opportunities, earning potential of up to $2,000 per month, and claims of working part time for full time income and replacing full...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #14

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding a product efficacy claim their products. More specifically, a claim from the Company’s international salesforce appeared on Instagram and claimed that the product can be used to treat COVID-19.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #13

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding two claims made by Company distributors that potential recruits can achieve financial freedom and that their products have health benefits.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #12

DSSRC contacted a direct selling company regarding three income claims. Specifically, claims from Company salesforce members appeared on various social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Facebook Watch and included references to company representatives being able to financially support themselves, make “good money” and the kind of income they desired. In addition, another post included a “part time...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #11

In 2020, a direct selling company contacted DSSRC seeking guidance regarding company events at which top distributors are recognized. The direct selling company stated that it had previously presented some of its highest performing distributors with oversized checks at the event but, since the success of those top distributors was not typical, it was concerned that the oversized checks might convey an...

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #10

DSSRC commenced an inquiry into a direct selling company regarding nine income claims. Claims from Company salesforce members appeared on various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and included unqualified references to the Company’s bonus and incentive reward program including references to luxury automobiles and atypical income representations. Income claims were also...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #9

DSSRC reviewed claims by a multi-level direct selling marketing company. The inquiry included one earnings claim stating: “actually make whatever figure you wanna put in there..” and included references to earnings of up to $30,000 a month. Another claim stated that the Company could help “… people part/full time make an incredible income.”
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #8

DSSRC investigated a multi-level direct selling marketing company regarding earnings claims that were primarily disseminated on Facebook. The claims involved the potential to achieve “financial freedom” and a substantial income or lavish lifestyle. One such claim mentioned that a mother who was working as a full-time teacher was able to earn over $28,000 last year as a result of selling the company’s goods, and...
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #7

DSSRC reviewed marketing for a direct selling company’s incentive trip reward. After discussions with DSSRC, the direct selling company included a disclosure informing consumers of what is needed to qualify for the incentive trip as well as how likely it is that the typical company representative would earn such an incentive trip. 
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #6

DSSRC investigated a multi-level direct selling company regarding its earning claims that were primarily found in posts on Facebook and in videos, which indicated that a lavish lifestyle could be achieved through selling the company’s products. The claims included buying a house with earnings from selling the company’s products and being able to generate several thousands of dollars in income per week....
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #5

DSSRC contacted a direct selling regarding marketing on the direct selling company’s website. Specifically, the company’s website included an unqualified claim regarding an incentive trip that could be earned by salesforce members.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #4

DSSRC inquired into the earning claims disseminated on Facebook by a multi-level direct selling company. The statements at issue mentioned the ability to earn a full-time income and the possibility of replacing one’s day job as well as earning perks such as all-expense paid vacations to exotic places.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #3

DSSRC inquired about income and incentive claims disseminated by a direct selling company. The claims at issue pertained to atypical and unqualified income claims and travel and incentive claims disseminated by company distributors on Facebook and YouTube.
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DSSRC Administrative Closure #2

DSSRC opened an inquiry with a direct selling company regarding Instagram and Facebook posts made by the Company salesforce regarding claims of achieving “financial freedom,” a claim stating that potential recruits can “earn the income that want,” an unqualified claim of atypical earnings and an unqualified claim regarding company incentive trips.

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DSSRC Administrative Closure #1

The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) inquired with a direct selling company regarding twos social media posts disseminated by members of the Company salesforce. The first claim appeared on Instagram and stated that that the salesforce member was able to more than replace her salary from here previous, full-time job. 

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