The Code Administrator Report that follows lists areas of enforcement corresponding to the Code of
Ethics. The mere presence of a Code of Ethics case does not constitute a finding of a violation of the
Code of Ethics. This report represents matters that have been received by the Code Administrator
in the past year encompassing January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. This report encompasses 116
complaints of which 103 (89%) were responded to in a timely fashion by the member company and
112 (97%) were deemed resolved.
2019 Code of Ethics Compliance Report
2018 Code of Ethics Compliance Report
2017 Code Administrator Report
2016 Code Administrator Report
2015 Code Administrator Report
Direct Selling Association's Code of Ethics: The Standard for an Accountable Marketplace
DSA's Commitment to an Ethical Marketplace: The Applicant and Member Company Review Process
Purchasing Products and Services from a Direct Selling Company at a Discount is Legitimate
Pyramid Schemes Confuse Consumers by Masquerading as Direct Selling Companies
Law and Judicial Precedence Help Define, Prosecute Pyramid Schemes
New Economic Analysis Clarifies Approach
to Pyramid Scheme Identification
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