Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

Press Release – DSSRC Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for Direct Sellers

Jonathan GilliamJuly 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 made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards.
Federal Trade Commission - Protecting America's Consumers

Press Release – Second Round of FTC Warning Letters Hits Direct Sellers

Jonathan GilliamJune 5, 2020
Once again, the Federal Trade Commission (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 hours to prove they have put actions into place to address their concerns. These posts include mentions of eliminating vaccines, boosting immunity, using a stimulus check to make more money, and much more.
Momentum Factor clears $1.8M in medical debt for Austinites in need

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

Jonathan GilliamMay 5, 2020
Momentum Factor, an Austin-based technology firm, has purchased $1.8 million worth of medical debt currently in collections via a national charitable debt relief organization, RIP Medical Debt. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of Austin-area families will receive notices in the mail that their debt has been abolished.
FTC COVID-19 Warning Letters

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

Jonathan GilliamApril 24, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 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 about their products’ ability to treat or prevent coronavirus disease or about the earnings people who have recently lost income can make, or both.
Letter from the CEO - Jonathan Gilliam

Letter from the CEO – Compliance Never Rests

Jonathan GilliamMarch 27, 2020
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 temporarily banged up, but we will definitely get through it, together.
Prime & Punishment - Amazon Marketplace - The Verge Article

Article – Dirty Dealing in the $175B Amazon Marketplace

Jonathan GilliamMarch 4, 2019
Fake reviews on Amazon and other online marketplaces are a major problem for consumers and businesses alike. For companies, these false review can not only hurt their online reputation, but can cost them their sales channel entirely.
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