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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 earn full-time income, career-level income, or income sufficient to replace a full-time job.

In response to DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company promptly contacted the salesforce member that made the testimonial video and was successful in having the video deleted. Based upon the Company’s good faith actions to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 2/01/2021)

 

 

 

 

Administrative Closure Summaries

 

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 earn full-time income, career-level income, or income sufficient to replace a full-time job.

In response to DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company promptly contacted the salesforce member that made the testimonial video and was successful in having the video deleted. Based upon the Company’s good faith actions to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 2/01/2021)

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 earn full-time income, career-level income, or income sufficient to replace a full-time job.

In response to DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company promptly contacted the salesforce member that made the testimonial video and was successful in having the video deleted. Based upon the Company’s good faith actions to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 2/01/2021)