April 27th, 2020
TINA.org investigated Herbalife International of America, Inc., a multibillion-dollar, California-based multilevel marketing company, and found that the company, through its distributors, deceptively claims that using various Herbalife products can treat and/or prevent the coronavirus by boosting one’s immune system. As a result of these findings, TINA.org filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on
April 27th, 2020
April 27, 2020: TINA.org files a complaint with the FTC against Herbalife for deceptively claiming that its supplements and nutritional products can prevent and help treat the coronavirus by boosting a person’s immune system, and urging the agency to take action.
March 16th, 2020
Scammers are aggressively pushing a variety of products that they falsely claim prevent, treat or cure the virus.
January 27th, 2020
Latest FTC pyramid action should serve as a warning for the MLM industry.
October 2nd, 2019
Health and wellness products MLM allegedly rewarded recruitment over product sales.
December 18th, 2017
More than 97 percent of DSA member companies use or have used misleading income claims.
November 1st, 2017
Jeunesse and Diamond distributors facing third pyramid scheme complaint in 10 months.
August 28th, 2017
More than 1,000 unsubstantiated health claims remain on the internet nine months after TINA.org’s investigation.
March 20th, 2017
Nutritional supplement MLM facing racketeering charges in class-action lawsuit filed by former distributors.
January 5th, 2017
• 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “IV Drips Don’t Cure COVID, But That Hasn’t Stopped People Flocking To Them” Dana Liebelson, August 5, 2020 “‘We found almost immediately that there was a segment of the wellness industry that was exploiting this pandemic—COVID-19—for
December 20th, 2016
Below are the replies TINA.org has received in response to its DSA health claims investigation and subsequent notification letters, which alerted offending DSA-member companies of TINA.org’s findings. 4Life AdvoCare Agel Amway Arbonne Flavon Forever Living FreeLife Herbalife Immunotec Isagenix Jeunesse Jusuru Kyani L’Bri LifeVantage LifeWave Limu Mannatech Melaleuca Morinda Nefful Nikken NYR Organic Sanki Global
December 16th, 2016
MADISON, CONN. December 16, 2016 – Vemma Nutrition, an Arizona-based multi-level marketing (MLM) company that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a pyramid scheme in a lawsuit filed last year, has reached a $238 million settlement with the agency that bans its recruitment-focused business practices. Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) first warned consumers about the energy drink and dietary
December 15th, 2016
Company agrees to a ban on pyramid scheme practices to settle charges.
December 12th, 2016
Find out which companies are on TINA.org’s 2016 naughty list.
December 8th, 2016
Here’s what we accomplished in 2016 with your help.
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
November 6th, 2016
TINA.org investigation reveals MLM supplements recommended for everything from cancer to Ebola.
October 31st, 2016
FTC Seeking to Clean up the MLM Industry
September 6th, 2016
Company struggled under court-mandated customer-focused business structure.
August 3rd, 2016
Few Jeunesse products are ever sold to anyone but distributors, lawsuit contends.