Agency targets 10 companies for alleged COVID-19-related income and health claims from the field
By: David Rauf
“During this health and economic crisis, we are on the lookout for false income claims for work-at-home opportunities, in addition to spurious health claims that products can treat or prevent COVID-19.”
—Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
“Your business opportunity participants and representatives must immediately cease making all express and implied earnings claims that would be false or misleading to current or prospective participants.”
—Excerpt from the FTC’s COVID-19 letter to Rodan + Fields LLC, April 24, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a message for direct sellers: Keep the COVID-19 pandemic totally out of your sales and recruiting spiels.
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