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

While the Company did not directly acknowledge receipt of DSSRC’s concern, two of the three posts were removed shortly after DSSRC brought the posts to the attention of the Company. DSSRC later followed up and expressed its ongoing concern regarding the one remaining post. The third and final post was then promptly removed.

Due to the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 7/9/2021)

 

 

 

 

Administrative Closure Summaries

 

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

While the Company did not directly acknowledge receipt of DSSRC’s concern, two of the three posts were removed shortly after DSSRC brought the posts to the attention of the Company. DSSRC later followed up and expressed its ongoing concern regarding the one remaining post. The third and final post was then promptly removed.

Due to the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 7/9/2021)

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

While the Company did not directly acknowledge receipt of DSSRC’s concern, two of the three posts were removed shortly after DSSRC brought the posts to the attention of the Company. DSSRC later followed up and expressed its ongoing concern regarding the one remaining post. The third and final post was then promptly removed.

Due to the Company’s immediate, good faith actions to address DSSRC’s concerns, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.

(closed on 7/9/2021)