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

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

FTC Sends Warning Letters to Multi-Level Marketers Regarding Health and Earnings Claims They or Their Participants are Making 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

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

LIVE WEBCAST: FTC vs. Advocare – Has the Game Just Changed? 10/9/19 2pm CT

Has the game just changed? In a case that is sure to reverberate across the direct selling industry, AdvoCare and its former CEO are required to pay $150 million in fines for allegedly operating a pyramid scheme. While the themes … Continue Reading

Webcast: “Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Prepared?” April 4, 12pm CT

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

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

New Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Launches

**This article appears in the January issue of Social Selling News.  Click for subscription information. Policing agency now active; aims to monitor and enforce policies on all companies in the channel. “The message I want to impart and what I want … 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