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Status and Updates

November 2nd, 2020 | by  .

By October 16, 2020: Market America removes the vast majority of deceptive income claims identified by TINA.org. October 8, 2020:


Summary of Action

November 2nd, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Market America, Inc., a North Carolina-based multi-level marketing company founded in 1992 by former Amway distributor James “JR”


Status and Updates

October 29th, 2020 | by  .

October 28, 2020: The DSSRC issued a report finding that Beautycounter had adequately addressed every claim brought to its attention. The


Summary of Action

October 29th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Beautycounter, a California-based multilevel marketing company that sells cosmetics and skincare products, and found that it uses unsubstantiated,


Summary of Action

October 27th, 2020 | by  .

Between 2015 and 2019, multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Quincy Bioscience for falsely advertising the brain supplement Prevagen to


Status and Updates

October 27th, 2020 | by  .

November 18, 2020: After a Final Fairness Hearing, the Court grants final approval of the settlement agreement. November 16, 2020: The


Market America Database

October 8th, 2020 | by  .

A TINA.org investigation has cataloged more than 750 instances in which Market America or its CEO JR Ridinger have made


Status and Updates

September 24th, 2020 | by  .

September 23, 2020: The DSSRC notifies TINA.org of its decision. September 9, 2020: The DSSRC issued a decision finding that


Summary of Action

September 24th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated International Markets Live, Inc., otherwise known as iMarketsLive, IML, or IM Mastery Academy, a New York-based multi-level marketing


Status and Updates

September 9th, 2020 | by  .

August 31, 2020: The DSSRC issued a case decision finding that Le-Vel and its distributors were making inappropriate health and


Summary of Action

September 9th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Le-Vel Brands, LLC, a Texas-based multilevel marketing company, and found that it uses unsubstantiated, and therefore deceptive, health


Beautycounter Income Claims

July 17th, 2020 | by  .

A TINA.org investigation has compiled a sampling of more than 100 examples of Beautycounter and/or its distributors making atypical income claims.


Summary of Action

June 24th, 2020 | by  .

In June 2020, TINA.org submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on whether to


Status and Updates

June 23rd, 2020 | by  .

June 22, 2020: TINA.org submits its comment to the FTC regarding the agency’s Endorsement Guides.


Summary of Action

June 12th, 2020 | by  .

In June 2020, TINA.org submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on whether to


Status and Updates

May 20th, 2020 | by  .

May 1, 2020: Everest Microbial Defense removes from its marketing claims that its products can kill the COVID-19 virus. April


Summary of Action

May 20th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Everest Microbial Defense, a Colorado-based company that sells cleaning products, and found that it was deceptively marketing alcohol-free hand sanitizers


Summary of Action

April 27th, 2020 | by  .

TINA.org investigated Herbalife International of America, Inc., a multibillion-dollar, California-based multilevel marketing company, and found that the company, through its



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