Market America

TINA.org investigated Market America, a North Carolina-based multilevel marketing company that sells a variety of different products and services, including cosmetics, dietary supplements, jewelry, household products, and internet and financial services, and found that it used a plethora of atypical income claims to recruit distributors.


Highlights

  • Sent a warning letter to company
  • Company promptly removed hundreds of deceptive claims

Timeline

By October 16, 2020: Market America removes the vast majority of deceptive income claims identified by TINA.org.

October 8, 2020: TINA.org sends a warning letter to Market America notifying it of TINA.org’s findings (including a sampling of more than 750 deceptive income claims made exclusively on the company’s or CEO’s own platforms) and asking that the company remedy the deceptive marketing immediately.


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MarketAmerica

January 2020: This case was stayed pending arbitration, administratively closed, and consolidated with Market America v. Yang (Case No. 17-cv-897, M.D.N.C.). April 2019: The California case was transferred to a…

MarketAmerica: Pyramid Scheme Claims

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MarketAmerica: Pyramid Scheme Claims

January 2020: A magistrate judge granted MarketAmerica’s motion to compel arbitration. October 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. September 2019: This case was transferred from a court…