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MLM Group Not Buying FTC Executive’s Concerns About Its Income Disclosure Guidance

Executive Summary

FTC Division of Marketing Practices assistant director concerned direct selling self-regulation group’s guidance “will encourage deceptive conduct and facilitate deceptive earnings claims.” DSA president says the concerns might reflect the thinking of agency’s staff more than the intent of the agency’s regulations.

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