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Federal Trade Commission Finds New Avenues to Counter Section 13(b) Decision

Although the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was dealt a blow from the Supreme Court’s ruling on Section 13(b), the commission is not sitting idle following the decision. Instead, the FTC has gone on the offensive with new measures in order … Continue Reading

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Unanimous Court Curtails FTC’s Ability to Obtain Restitution for Deceptive Practices

HUGE news in the direct sales industry. With its unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court is essentially declaring that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has abused its power for decades. A thorough rebuke. Read into the full story at Social Selling … Continue Reading

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FTC Announces New Rulemaking Group

The FTC has announced that the agency is creating a new and dedicated “rulemaking group,” a move that would strengthen the FTC’s ability to invoke civil penalties outside its historical use of 13(b). Full article here.

FTC Cracks Down on Income Claims in “Operation Income Illusion”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) together with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners announced Operation Income Illusion, a nationwide crackdown on illegal income claims. According to the FTC, Operation Income Illusion focused on scammers making false promises of income … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Wins 4th Inc. 5000 Award as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

AUSTIN, Texas, August 14, 2020 – Inc. Magazine has recognized Momentum Factor, a leading global provider of online risk mitigation applications and services, amongst the fastest growing companies in the U.S. on its annual Inc. 5000 rankings for the fourth … Continue Reading

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for Direct Sellers

Arlington, VA – July 9, 2020 – BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), today released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Government to Disgorge Illegal Profits

The 8-1 decision is a victory for the federal government and its power to “disgorge” money from those who obtained it illegally. “The court holds today that a disgorgement award that does not exceed a wrongdoer’s net profits and is … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Builds Another Home in Mexico for the Poor – Sustains Families through the Pandemic.

In late February, employees worked side by side with locals to build home for a family in need. Now they are ensuring the family has enough in food and supplies during the pandemic. AUSTIN, TX  — Momentum Factor, the leading … Continue Reading

Second Round of FTC Warning Letters Hits Direct Sellers

Once again, the FTC has sent out a round of letters to a new list of MLM companies warning them to stop their field from posting that their products can cure the Novel Coronavirus/ SARS-CoV2.They are giving the companies 48 … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Clears $1.8M in Medical Debt for Austinites in Need

COVID-19 pandemic creates a new sense of urgency for one firm determined to help the less fortunate clear their oppressive medical debt. May 5, 2020 / AUSTIN, Texas — Momentum Factor, an Austin-based technology firm, has purchased $1.8 million worth of … Continue Reading