16 CFR 437.6 - Other prohibited practices.
In connection with the offer for sale, sale, or promotion of a business opportunity, it is a violation of this part and an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act for any seller, directly or indirectly through a third party, to:
(b) Make any claim or representation, orally, visually, or in writing, that is inconsistent with or contradicts the information required to be disclosed by §§ 437.3 (basic disclosure document) and 437.4 (earnings claims document) of this Rule;
(c) Include in any disclosure document or earnings claim statement any materials or information other than what is explicitly required or permitted by this Rule. For the sole purpose of enhancing the prospective purchaser's ability to maneuver through an electronic version of a disclosure document or earnings statement, the seller may include scroll bars and internal links. All other features (e.g., multimedia tools such as audio, video, animation, or pop-up screens) are prohibited;
(e) Misrepresent that any governmental entity, law, or regulation prohibits a seller from:
(1) Furnishing earnings information to a prospective purchaser; or
(k) Misrepresent any term or condition of the seller's refund or cancellation policies;
(m) Misrepresent a business opportunity as an employment opportunity;
(n) Misrepresent the terms of any territorial exclusivity or territorial protection offered to a prospective purchaser;
(p) Misrepresent that any person, trademark or service mark holder, or governmental entity, directly or indirectly benefits from, sponsors, participates in, endorses, approves, authorizes, or is otherwise associated with the sale of the business opportunity or the goods or services sold through the business opportunity;
(q) Misrepresent that any person:
(1) Any consideration promised or paid to such person. Consideration includes, but is not limited to, any payment, forgiveness of debt, or provision of equipment, services, or discounts to the person or to a third party on the person's behalf; or
Title 16 published on 2015-12-04.
No entries appear in the Federal Register after this date, for 16 CFR Part 437.