The FTC has issued COVID-19 stop and desists demand notifications to Family First Life, Enagic, and Amplifier.
The warnings are about COVID-19 marketing promises that are false.
Family First Life is an MLM firm that sells insurance, as reported on BehindMLM.
On December 27th, 2021, Family First Life received a stop and desist notification.
“Earnings claims linked to COVID-19,” according to the letter notification.
This letter is to inform you that in December 2021, FTC employees evaluated social media posts made by Family First Life’s business opportunity participants or representatives.
We’ve discovered that Family First Life is falsely claiming that consumers who join the Family First Life business opportunity are likely to make a lot of money.
The FTC cites many TikTok and YouTube videos as examples.
@winwithffl on TikTok: As an Agent with Family First Life, you may make your WEEKLY paycheck in ONE DAY…
What was the most money you’ve ever made in a month? — I checked on mine last month and it had grown to almost $40k in a month… —
What drew you to the insurance industry? — I believe it was a mix of several factors.
Working at a hospital had gotten to me, and I was completely burnt out on covid. And, when I met my upline, he was making a lot of money, really nice money.
And at that time, I didn’t have much to lose. So, I was simply like, “Let’s do it.”
On TikTok, @meighanadams says: I’ve been with Family First Life for three months, but before that, I worked as a nurse for seven years.
Okay, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, I have a 5-year-old kid with cystic fibrosis, and his pulmonologist took me away from patient care, so I was basically at home all the time.
So I came across Family First Life and jumped on board… It has impacted my life and the financial status of my family since I joined.
I completed a $46,000 problem pay last month. It’ll be a month, y’all. That’s completely ridiculous.
So, if you’re a hard worker, youthful, active, eager for a change, and desire financial freedom, please contact me[.] #financialfreedom.
FFL U.S.A. has a YouTube channel: My name is Lelah, and I’d want to introduce myself.
If you’re anything like me, and I’m sure many of you are, the epidemic has had a huge influence on your life. My employment, my career, had been taken away from me.
I had no prior experience with life insurance. In January, I began working for Family First. Last weekend, I accomplished what would have taken me ten months at my previous work in only one weekend.
I’m a single mother of three children, and if I can do it, so can you. To discover more, follow the link below.
MLM organizations are liable for marketing statements made by affiliates under US law.
After that, the FTC issued a warning to Family First Life.
If assertions regarding a business opportunity, including earnings claims, are false, misleading, or unsubstantiated and material to consumers, they violate Section 5 of the FTC Act.
To avoid being deceptive, express and implied earnings claims must be truthful and non-misleading, which means that claims about the potential to achieve a wealthy lifestyle, career-level income, or significant income are false or misleading if business opportunity participants do not achieve such results in the majority of cases.
Even honest testimonials from participants who gain a considerable amount of money or more will be deceptive unless the advertisement specifies the amount earned or lost by the majority of participants.
Participants and representatives in your business opportunity must immediately stop making any explicit or implicit profit statements that are incorrect or misleading to existing or potential participants.
The stop and desist letter from Family First Life was also sent to YouTube and TikTok.
TikTok outlawed MLM promotion in December 2020, however, the restriction isn’t enforced.
The notifications from Amplifei and Enagic USA are over COVID-19 product claims.
Markets for Amplifier Supplements with the Hapinss brand. Enagic markets in the United States Kangen water filters are a brand name for a type of water filter.
Amplifei received a notification from the FTC on December 9th. The firm is accused of “illegally advertising that AmpLIFEi’s medicines treat or prevent” cancer, according to the suit. COVID-19.
The FTC cites the following social media examples:
Amplifier CEO Robert Oblon: I just ended my war with Rona, and I won.
The only way to fight it is to have a healthy microbiota and a robust immune system. #triadforthewin
Unidentified Amplifier distributor on Facebook: “Girls!!!!!!!!!!!! I have returned from the theAmplifieri conference!
HOLY MOLY, HOLY MOLY, HOLY MOLY, It was [sic] fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take a look at one of the newest items… WHAT IS FULVIC ACID?
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT COVID? … NOT ANYMORE!!!…
It’s nothing to sneeze at to have a strong immune system!
ImmuneXP is the only dietary supplement on the market that contains three of nature’s most effective, synergistic anti-inflammatory substances (pinecone extract, humic and fulvic acid, and pyrroloquinoline quinone) in one capsule.
THIS IS ESSENTIAL FOR EVERYONE!
Unidentified Amplifier distributor on Facebook: Vitamins A, D, and K to help fight COVID?
Fortunately, my new AmpLIFEi supplements provide me with lots of them regularly!! Are you all set?
Unidentified Amplifier distributor on Facebook: THIS IS FOR YOU OR A LOVED ONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING ADVERSE EFFECTS FROM THE COVID-19 SHOT OR A MANMADE VIRUS.
Making false COVID-19 statements by Amplifei’s founder and CEO Robert Oblon is particularly reprehensible.
Who knows what garbage Amplifier is advocating behind closed doors if that’s what’s been said in public.
Enagic USA received a warning from the FTC on December 9th. Enagic USA is also accused of illegally promoting COVID-19.
The Federal Trade Commission uses Facebook and Twitter as examples.
Unidentified Enagic USA distributor on Facebook: Let’s not keep track of how many people have died or tested positive for COVID.
Coach Cynthia says that prevention is better than cure, and Kangen water is simple to hear (it’s water), but it’s important to understand its significance.
Unidentified Enagic USA distributor on Facebook: If you’re concerned about covid, perhaps it’s time to investigate one of these incredible gadgets….. Just a thought!
I mean, it couldn’t harm, right? #legacybuilders #enagic #kdunlifestyle
@CGeniusNOW on Twitter: A natural COVID-19 preventive approach… #Enagic #KangenWater
While drinking water, whether filtered or not, has its advantages, I believe that saying it is a COVID-19 preventative or treatment is so ridiculous that it should not exist.
But, um, we’ve arrived.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to Amplifei and Enagic USA.
Advertising claiming a product may prevent, treat, or cure human disease is illegal under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., unless you have competent and trustworthy scientific evidence substantiating the claims at the time they are made.
There is presently no such study for COVID-19 for the items indicated.
As a result, any COVID-19-related preventative or therapeutic claims for such products are not backed up by competent and trustworthy scientific data.
You must immediately halt and desist from making any further claims of this nature.
You should also analyze all other claims for your items and stop making claims that aren’t backed up by competent and reliable scientific research.
BlackOxygen Organics was also served with a COVID-19 stop and desist order for making similar claims.
On November 17th, the FTC issued its BlackOxygen Organics C&D. BlackOxygen Organics declared its closure six days later.
The death of BlackOxygen Organics is said to have been caused by toxicity concerns with its goods.
US officials have not taken any public action against the corporation or its management other than sending notifications.
Amplifei, Enagic USA, Family First Life, and BlackOxygen Organics have now received their second FTC COVID-19 notification.
The first was distributed to 379 MLM firms in October 2021 as part of a batch.