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Crazy Idea - Would this be "illegal"?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlackSeng, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    OK, let's say we have this diet product we're trying to sell.

    What if I were to write a fake testimonial with a "mistyped" celebrity or famous names?


    Like example:
    "This is an excellent product and I highly recommend it!"
    - Richard Simons

    Of course, the real spelling should be "Simmons" (2 m's).

    But I can simply say there's a real person by that name and it's not Richard Simmons, right?

    Or another example would be: "Opah Winfey"

    Is it, in anyway, illegal?


    All I'm trying to do is play "mind fuck" games with readers. When they read the testimonial and saw that fake name, they would assume it's a typo and actually think it's the real person/celebrity.

    note: I'm not in the U.S. so i do not need to worry about the FDA law thingy.
     
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  2. oni3350

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    Id say so, well its prolly not exactly illegal, but if any of these celebs find out your doing that and if they dont like it, they could for sure sue your ass and they would prolly win.
     
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  3. jacko999

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    Why not setup a email over a proxy. email yourself a testimonial using the name you want then if anyone asked you tell them you received it by email and have the email for proof and No one is any the wiser
     
  4. BlackSeng

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    Did that, done that.

    I'm finding more aggressive ways, if you know what I mean.