Direct Selling Self-Regulation Council

DSSRC Case Decisions and Administrative Closures

Case Decisions

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 were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling industry.

The Company responded promptly to notice of DSSRC’s inquiry and expressed agreement DSSRC’s concerns. The company reached out the salesforce members responsible for the posts and the platforms on which the posts were made. Three of the four posts were removed immediately. At the time of this closure, the Company is awaiting a response to a request to remove the remaining post from the platform on which the post was made. 

As a result of the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 6/11/2021)
 

 

 

 

Administrative Closure Summaries

 

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 were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling industry.

The Company responded promptly to notice of DSSRC’s inquiry and expressed agreement DSSRC’s concerns. The company reached out the salesforce members responsible for the posts and the platforms on which the posts were made. Three of the four posts were removed immediately. At the time of this closure, the Company is awaiting a response to a request to remove the remaining post from the platform on which the post was made. 

As a result of the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 6/11/2021)

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 were identified by DSSRC pursuant to its ongoing, independent monitoring of the direct selling industry.

The Company responded promptly to notice of DSSRC’s inquiry and expressed agreement DSSRC’s concerns. The company reached out the salesforce members responsible for the posts and the platforms on which the posts were made. Three of the four posts were removed immediately. At the time of this closure, the Company is awaiting a response to a request to remove the remaining post from the platform on which the post was made. 

As a result of the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 6/11/2021)