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Advice Requested - Phony Press Releases

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by chiggles, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. chiggles

    chiggles Junior Member

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    I work in an industry where bullshit news is released regularly, often disguised as opinion pieces or rumors...

    Issuing such a press release that gets picked up by major media outlets can often cause a reaction that could make someone a lot of money.

    I personally think this is bordering fraudulent, but again, if it is dressed up as an opinion or "hear say" it might be perfectly legal (just not ethical).

    Any thoughts?

    I am thinking of going down this road, but don't want to do anything illegal, nor do i want to do it and have it traced back to me (whether it is legal or not)

    I don't want to say which industry it is in at this stage.
     
  2. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    Hi again chiggles. Not illegal in anyway, this is like what we call in SEO "link bait", it works. So for sure, proceed. :)