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

Are you ready for EU privacy regs? Read how we’re staying ahead of the game.

As we approach the deadline for putting GDPR compliance in place, we’re getting more questions about our interpretation of the regs, what we’re doing about it, and what our clientele can do to protect against regulatory risk in the EU. … Continue Reading

ALERT: FTC Releases Guidance for Direct Sellers and MLMs

The FTC staff have released guidance for direct sales companies on its official website.  From FTC.gov: Multi-level marketing is a diverse and varied industry, employing many different structures and methods of selling. Although there may be significant differences in how … Continue Reading

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Announces Resignation

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said Friday in an interview that she will soon step down as head of the country’s most powerful consumer watchdog, after serving more than three years in the role and another three years before … Continue Reading