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TINA.org Investigation Reveals MLM Industry Rife with Illegal Health Claims

November 7th, 2016

MADISON, CONN. November 7, 2016 – Calling into question the Direct Selling Association’s commitment to consumer protection, a truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) investigation has revealed that 97 percent of DSA member companies selling nutritional supplements have distributors deceptively marketing their products with unsubstantiated health claims. Though the industry trade group representing multilevel marketing (MLM) companies states that it


MLM Health Claims Database

October 28th, 2016

Between March and November 2016, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) listed 62 DSA-member companies selling nutritional supplements.* TINA.org investigated each one of these companies and found that 60 of them (or 97%) have made or are making — either directly or through their distributors — claims that the companies’ products (which include supplements, as well


The Enduring Primacy of Retail Sales in an MLM Context

October 23rd, 2015

This is a guest blog by Peter Vander Nat, Ph.D., former senior economist with the FTC who has testified in numerous federal pyramid scheme cases and written two seminal works analyzing the MLM industry. POST HIGHLIGHTS • Meaning of Amway rules (1979), especially the “70% rule” and subsequent deterioration • Koscot (1975), Omnitrition (1996), and


MLM Company Investigated by TINA.org Shuts Down U.S. Affiliate Operations

February 18th, 2015

Ad Watchdog Continues to Press for Release of Consumer Complaints MADISON, Conn., Feb. 18, 2015 — Following an investigation by truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), which included a protracted legal battle with the state of Utah over the release of consumer complaints, Utah-based multilevel marketing company, WakeUpNow (WUN) has announced it is halting U.S. affiliate operations. The troubled


Premier Financial Alliance Pyramid Scheme Claims

June 12th, 2019

May 2019: A federal judge dismissed the claims against National Life Insurance Company, National Life Holding Company, and NLV Financial Corporation for lack of personal jurisdiction and the claims against Life Insurance Company of the Southwest for failure to state a claim. Plaintiffs have until August 2, 2019 to file an amended complaint consolidating this



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