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Who We Are
We are a coalition of small business entrepreneurs and consumer advocates who believe in the direct correlation between strong consumer rights and our nation’s overall economic success.
We believe small business is the engine which drives our economy, and that engine is fueled by consumers. Therefore, it is imperative to create an environment of trust where consumers feel protected, bad business actors and scam artists are routed out and honest entrepreneurs have the opportunity to thrive.
Support The Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act
Despite hundreds of past cases and mountains of evidence to suggest pyramid schemes are still alive and well, there is remarkably still no clear federal standard that defines a pyramid scheme so that American consumers are protected and small business entrepreneurs have the clarity that they deserve. This is a gaping loophole in federal law that should be closed immediately so that innocent Americans can be protected and those who break the law will be prosecuted.
Fortunately, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to do just that. The Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2017, sponsored by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), defines a pyramid scheme for the first time in federal law using the exact same definition that has been adopted by more than 20 states across the country and that is also used as a model around the world, including the European Union. In short, it simply takes what is already working at the state level and codifies it at the federal level.
Mia Love: Protecting Utah direct sellers from pyramid fraud
March 10, 2018
By Representative Mia Love Sellers deserve to know the difference between a legitimate direct selling business and pyramid schemes, which is why I am supporting legislation to protect these entrepreneurs who are seizing the opportunity to own a small business. I’m privileged to represent Utah’s 4th District, a vibrant, enterprising community that serves as home […]
Myths About Self-Consumption in MLMs
February 14, 2018
By Jim Sobieraj, National Law Review Recently, legislation has been introduced in Congress (the Blackburn-Veasey bill, H.R. 3409) that seeks to bring clarity and consistency to activities that distinguish illegal pyramids from legitimate multi-level marketing companies (“MLMs”). A select few interest groups and certain regulators, who project a bias against MLMs, have spoken out against […]
H.R. 3409 Provides a Long-Needed Federal Definition of a Pyramid Scheme
November 28, 2017
By Robert McKenna, Morning Consult I served as attorney general for the state of Washington from 2005 to 2013. I used my time in office to fight for the security of Washington families and consumers and vigorously prosecuted cases of identity theft, internet fraud and child pornography. I helped lead cases brought by the National […]
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