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Anyone Heard of Underground 5?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by crashed, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi guys,

    I just want some honest feedback as to whether something is legit or not.

    I entered a competition here

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    http://www.undergroundonlineseminar.com/challenge/
    And one of the prizes is free attendence (worth $3k) to:

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    http://www.undergroundonlineseminar.com/
    Im trying to work out if it is a scam or not, cuz if its not then I need to book my plane tickets as I am in London UK, and the seminar is in Washington DC!

    Let me have opinions people, I realy don't want to get stuck in Washington DC!!!
     
  2. DimaKritchevski

    DimaKritchevski Registered Member

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    Yeh man, it's legit...

    Underground is held by Yanik Silver, who's a great marketers, even better copywriter and also he's Russian (same as me) which get's him extra brownie points.
     
  3. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    I know something of him and he's considered legitimate, as Dima has already pointed out.

    However I find it curious that these so-called "underground" events are marketed so incredibly loudly. I thought if one wanted to remain "underground", one might not carpet-bomb advertisements all over the place. Makes ya wonder, that's all.
     
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    DimaKritchevski Registered Member

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    Lol it's far from "underground"... Just branding!

    They call it underground cos it makes it sound more "exclusive' like you're part of some sort of "secret ninja inner circle" so u can spend more money (which yanik deserves) and have the added bonus of feeling like you "belong" to something - doesnt it just make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Man I'd hug you guys if you were here!
     
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    Understood Dima. I was just turning a jaundiced eye on the "branding" vis-a-vis the reality.
     
  6. DimaKritchevski

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    Ye half expected that u were just poking fun at the obvious "non exclusivity" of it all, but my inner "captain obvious" was just screaming to come out and have some fun at yaniks expense as well.
     
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    Lol, I booked my flights :) Well excited to be there :) Have exclusive lunch and business session with Yanik as well :)

    *bounces of walls n ceiling*

    :D Can't wait guys!