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

Jonathan GilliamJune 10, 2021
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 to obtain monetary relief for perceived consumer injury. Read more about their efforts in this article from KelleyDrye.
FTC Rulemaking Group - Social Selling News Article

Article – FTC Announces New Rulemaking Group

Jonathan GilliamApril 7, 2021
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).
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.
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.
Momentum Factor Webcast - Has The Game Changed in Direct Selling?

Momentum Factor Webcast – Has the Game Just Changed?

Jonathan GilliamOctober 9, 2019
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. Join Momentum Factor's CEO Jonathan Gilliam and prominent direct selling attorney Spencer Reese on October 9 for a webcast as they provide you concrete steps to protect your company from what could be a new FTC approach to the industry.
Momentum Factor Webcast - Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Ready?

Momentum Factor Webcast – Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Prepared?

Jonathan GilliamApril 4, 2019
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 direct selling companies, and their independent sales force. Join Momentum Factor's CEO Jonathan Gilliam and DSSRC Executive Director Peter Marinello for a lively webcast conversation on April 4th about how your company can stay out of hot water with this powerful new enforcement entity.
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