Reporting False and/or Deceptive Income Claims & Health Claims

There are 2 types of false/deceptive claims; Health claims, and income claims.

False and/or Deceptive Health Claim(s):
Claims that the companies’ products can treat, cure, prevent, alleviate the symptoms of, or reduce the risk of developing diseases or disorders.

False and/or Deceptive Income Claim(s):
Claims of participants quitting their jobs, becoming stay-at-home parents, paying for their kids’ college tuition without incurring debt, traveling the world, and driving luxury vehicles, among other things.

Read more about the FTC’s guidelines here

False Health Claim

Example: An essential oil MLM claiming that their essential oil cures autism.

“I am actually seeing results; more eye contact, more interactions with us…”

False Income Claim

Example: “Scentsy has provided me with the financial freedom so i don’t have to worry about my bills.”

Report false, misleading, or deceptive advertising:

If you believe that you are a victim of a false, misleading, or deceptive advertisement in the United States, you can submit a complaint to TINA.org.

The FTC encourages consumers to file a complaint whenever they have been the victim of fraud, identity theft, or other unfair or deceptive business practices.

Reporting a non-emergency complaint:

  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Supplements
  • More

If you are a consumer, health professional, or member of the cosmetics industry who wants to voluntarily report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction) related to a cosmetic:

Health Claims

You are prohibited from making inaccurate and impermissible claims about any of Young Living’s products.
In particular, you must not make any claim that Young Living’s products are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.
You must also avoid making any statements and claims that are false or misleading concerning Young Living’s products.
You must comply with all laws, both state and federal, regarding any statements made.
You also must not diagnose any disease or disease condition or prescribe any Young Living product unless you are a licensed medical professional authorized to do so.

Income Claims

You are prohibited from making any income projections to prospective members that may create false or misleading expectations.
In their enthusiasm, some members are occasionally tempted to represent hypothetical income figures based upon the inherent power of network marketing as actual income projections. This is counterproductive since new members may be disappointed if their results do not meet their expectations.
A copy of the IDS is available online at youngliving.com/IDS.
Any time that you present or discuss the Compensation Plan or make any type of income or earning representation about the Compensation Plan, you must provide any prospective members with a copy of the IDS.