Combatting Unauthorized Amazon Sellers…with Psychology

The key to taking down unauthorized Amazon sellers? Take away the golden goose. One of the most challenging issues facing direct sellers today is the advent of the unauthorized Amazon seller. From former distributors who post their products for sale … Continue Reading

ALERT: FTC Releases Guidance for Direct Sellers and MLMs

The FTC staff have released guidance for direct sales companies on its official website.  From FTC.gov: Multi-level marketing is a diverse and varied industry, employing many different structures and methods of selling. Although there may be significant differences in how … Continue Reading

New Wave of Class-Action Pyramid Cases Swamps Industry

“The plaintiff’s bar is smelling blood.”  In March of this year, a federal judge in Nevada accepted a $7.7 million dollar settlement offer from Xocai as the result of a class action lawsuit. Last November, the U.S. Fifth Circuit certified … Continue Reading

FDA Warns Marketers of Supplements and Other Products—Stop Making Cancer Claims

The US FDA on Tuesday announced sending 14 warning letters and four online advisory letters to companies selling dozens of products that claim to cure, diagnose, treat or prevent cancer. Several recipients of the warning letters sell nutritional supplements, such … Continue Reading

Kirsten Dunst to Star in Dark TV Comedy About Multilevel Marketing

On the heels of a stinging rebuke from comedian John Oliver that reached millions of cable and online viewers comes the announcement of a new dark comedy from AMC about a down-and-out single mom and her quest to rise through the … Continue Reading

Moving Forward, Here’s What the FTC’s Order Requires Herbalife to Do

Following is a guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Herbalife. By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC After a two year investigation, Herbalife has agreed to pay a $200 million fine to the FTC and act … Continue Reading

Direct Selling Association Announces Partnership with Momentum Factor’s FieldWatch Solution

Association to utilize FieldWatch, the direct selling industry’s leading Compliance Monitoring & Management Solution, to enhance member enforcement activities. For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – The Direct Selling Association (DSA) today announced a new partnership with industry … Continue Reading

Join us for “Game of Compliance” next week at DSA!

Heading to DSA Annual Meeting next week? Be sure to stop by the “Night’s FieldWatch” at Booth 704 and learn how to protect your castle from hordes of Internet violations and illegal claims! And don’t forget to attend our session … Continue Reading

Beating the Unauthorized Sellers—A Step-By-Step Guide

Unauthorized Sellers are a menace. Now you can finally beat them. Many companies today struggle with their products being sold without permission on websites such eBay and Amazon. Direct selling companies are particularly vulnerable, from former distributors who post their … Continue Reading

Another Win for FieldWatch Compliance: Forrester Research “TechRadar”

Big news! Momentum Factor’s Direct Seller Reputation Defense and Compliance Monitoring was recently featured in yet another Forrester report! The TechRadar™: Risk Management, 2015. We are honored to have been included and are in agreement with all of their findings. The … Continue Reading