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.

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

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

FTC Sends Warning Letters to Multi-Level Marketers Regarding Health and Earnings Claims Related to Coronavirus

Ten letters target companies pitching business opportunities, supposed health benefits in response to pandemic The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has sent 10 letters warning multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) to remove and address claims that they or their participants are making … Continue Reading

Letter from the CEO: Compliance Never Rests

Dear Momentum Factor Clients and Friends, In the past weeks we’ve all been flooded with emails and scary news, much of it causing angst and confusion. Yes, this is pretty awful. But we will get through it. We will be … Continue Reading

FTC Acts to Shut Down ‘Success by Health’; Assets Frozen

Complaint alleges empty promises of wealth lead to millions in losses for participants FROM THE FTC PRESS RELESE: A federal court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to temporarily shut down an alleged pyramid scheme known as “Success By Health,” and … Continue Reading

Webcast: “Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Prepared?”

A conversation about the new Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council with Jonathan Gilliam and Peter Marinello.– For the first time in direct sales history, a truly independent self-regulatory body has been created to enforce social media and marketing rules among all … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Introduces Artificial Intelligence to Dramatically Improve Field Compliance Coverage 

Momentum Factor is taking a major step forward in bringing Artificial Intelligence to direct sellers to help them deal with the massive task of managing and enforcing compliance online. The program, FieldWatchAI, is an enhancement to the firm’s flagship offering, FieldWatch. FieldWatchAI … Continue Reading

The DSSRC is Up and Running – Is Your Company Prepared?

Q&A with Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Director Peter Marinello This month Jonathan Gilliam interviews Peter Marinello, Executive Director of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council, or DSSRC, to learn how the program will impact the compliance function of direct sellers. If you … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Offers Basic Compliance Monitoring Service to All Direct Sales Companies at No Charge

Firm adds compliance technology enhancement in its mission to help protect the entire direct selling industry. AUSTIN, TX, April 25, 2018 — Momentum Factor, the leading global provider of compliance monitoring and reputation management services to the direct selling industry, … Continue Reading