U.S. Food and Drug Administration & Federal Trade Commission coordinate consumer protection efforts

Article – FDA & FTC Coordination Appears to be Escalating

Regulatory action is on the rise as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are coordinating consumer protection efforts. … Continue Reading

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Press Release – FDA, FTC Warn 10 Companies Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Diabetes

The FDA and the FTC posted warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). … Continue Reading

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DirectScale Webinar - The Future of Compliance in Direct Selling

Jonathan Gilliam to Take Part in DirectScale Webinar on Sept. 8

Momentum Factor CEO Jonathan Gilliam will be joining DirectScale CEO Rodger Smith on a webinar to discuss the future of compliance in direct selling and compliance automation on Wednesday, September 8 at 2 pm Central.  … Continue Reading

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Momentum Factor earns fifth consecutive Inc. 5000 Award

Momentum Factor Earns 5th Inc. 5000 Award

AUSTIN, TX, August 17, 2021 – For a fifth consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has recognized Momentum Factor, a leading global provider of online risk mitigation applications and services, amongst the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. on its annual Inc. 5000 … Continue Reading

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Federal Trade Commission - Protecting America's Consumers

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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United States Supreme Court

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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Federal Trade Commission Announcement

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.

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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

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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

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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

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