Seriously. I hate writing about shit that has no real value (that’s a lie) – but shit, it’s just too good to pass up.
Before I continue, I have to say i have had no contact with Yu ever in my life. So all I had was second hand accounts of his shady dealings. But our bald-headed friend Shoemoney, has had personal experience with him and he wrote: Rise and Fall of a Conman and just today – Dennis Yu Worse Than Originally Thought. And since everyone rides the PPC.bz coattails to popularity, we have to get a piece of our own action.
So Much Hate
After I wrote those two posts, I was contacted by a few people with direct relationships to Yu. These are generally nice, innocent people that did work for him or with him. But the common thing between them all – they all want to see Yu go down in flames.
For someone that was formerly thought of as a “nice guy” in our space, how could there be so much hate towards him?
Clearly he takes advantage of people, as you can see from the stories below. Shoemoney touches on extortion, which is clearly a illegal – but these stories are in a grey area. In any case, these are tale4s of Yu taking advantage of people. Whether they are kids just jumping into this industry, or people he works with – everyone gets some sort of fucked by Dennis.
Dennis Yu made a post his blog (not even going to link to it) crying innocence, like he is the victim. This motherfucker is not the victim. Like Shoemoney said, he is a conniving, sketchy fucktard.
Keep in mind these are just kids – not some super affiliates.
Making an Employee Miserable
I was working for [retail establishment] here and I had done freelance for Dennis. He offered me twice that of [retail establishment] and showed up and showered me with gifts, and taking me out to eat and shit, then 3 months later he was immediately threatening to fire me after he set up the blitzlocal.com mailservers.
He forgot to email me to tell me that he was forwarding my work tasks there nor did he even give me my user name and password for it. I had to argue not to be fired, work a 16 hour deadline project for an analysis deck and then do spamming on Facebook group accounts which ultimately got me banned from FB from that account.
After that things were OK until December of last year on Christmas day where he just kinda flipped his shit for no reason. Well actually I was lectured for 3 hours in [an affiliate conference] by him over an analysis deck for [a client] which wasn’t my task to begin with it was [friends]. [friend] supposedly dropped the ball so I had like 3 days to prepare this hugely in depth analysis with no help from anyone aside from the word document [friend] worked on. I put it together hastily – Dennis said it was shit someone else then added 2 pages to it, didn’t even bother to change the font. They just put blitzlocal serves (pictures of businesses) and an end synopsis left everything I put in before those and Dennis said it was golden.
December he flipped his shit on me cause I asked if he had any books I could read to help with writing focused more on top 500 clients – this was Christmas day mind you. He threatened to fire me and put me on a leash of checking in every 24 hours on my work status and told me I had to work 6 days a week etc etc. He then punished [another friend] by waking him up and making him agree to the same terms or we were both fired.
Then went on about every 2 weeks after that point for a year that it was YOUR WORKS AMAZING to YOUR FIRED every other day, it ruined my work moral and it really messed with my head on having any faith in the company. After so long I just quit fighting it and even with me not saying anything the man would argue with silence. I feel like I wasted a career at a [retail location] I enjoyed working for and 2 years of my life I could’ve worked on focusing solely on my [career] and everything else.
I’ve never had so much disrespect for one man but he has managed to hit the top level of my hatred. I’m not a malicious person. I just want him to quit fucking with me out of everyone else that has been talking shit about him and everything i’ve been silent until now.
The Plot Thickens – Yu Strongarms a Laptop
We had two guys working for us, [Person A] and [Person B] – They were chugging along and doing whatever and Dennis didn’t like [Person A] because he wouldn’t roll over. So this little plan was hatched, and it involved that seedy [Yu Employee] fuck spying on them through RDP / Remote Desktop, where he saw them talking half-half on how they were fed up with bullshit.
So Dennis pulls this good cop bad cop shit where he splits them apart and says “_____ ratted you out, its OK, if you just come clean we’ll fire him for causing drama” – Both of them were canned… Sad thing is, Blitzlocal had a client, and [Person B] was the presidents son trying to help out Dennis by lending a hand
So he sends someone to [Person A] house to ‘confiscate his laptop’ and [Person A]‘s wife answers the door and says ‘Uhh, thats his laptop, he bought it 3 years ago’ and Dennis chucks a shitfit and starts threatening all of this money lost shit
So the cops get called and the guy says ‘Ok, we can drop it’
The [Big Company]‘s Gig
“The guy who landed it, He was on Salary, and he landed us our biggest clients, dude had connections with people like [Partner Company] and [Big Company]‘s – So he negotiates for [Big Company]‘s and the day of landing it, he’s like Fuck yes, we closed it for $84,000!
As he walks outside, Dennis approaches him and says “sorry dude, you’re not cutting in” and basically goes on about how he’s a fuckup. So the guys in shock and says “Well, can we at least negotiate a revshare so i can live comfortably, and get out of your hair?’
“Nah man, cant do it”
“Not even 8k?”
…..Finally, they agree on a meager $1,000.
Random Thoughts by Real People
We make the joke that when Dennis starts running the speaky networky circuit, he’s going to haul back another sucker