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article imageOp-Ed: Become a DJ for £444?

By Alexander Baron     Feb 12, 2013 in Odd News
Sydenham - A company is offering young Londoners the chance to train as DJs for £444. What will applicants get for their money? Probably not what they think.
There are a few posters in Sydenham - one fewer now this one has been ripped down - which offer young Londoners between the ages of 14 and 25 the chance to become DJs. Book your space before March 20 and you will receive a free "polo T-shirt in choice of two colors". Wow!
The word free is of course debatable. The agency offering this course has a website - in this day and age, any company that doesn't, warrants suspicion. The problem is, when you visit this website you are likely to receive the message below. Enter the url in the Wayback Machine on the Internet Archive and one or two other peculiarities manifest.
A screengrab from the HomePage of BestDJAgency.com.
A screengrab from the HomePage of BestDJAgency.com.
A domain search reveals no meaningful information, and unsurprisingly there appears to be no BestDJAgency registered with Companies House. Finally, the telephone number given by the agency is a mobile.
Of course, none of the above means the agency is a rip-off, but at the end of the day, the only guarantee anyone registering for its course has is a debit of £444, which is a high price to pay for a free T-shirt.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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