A couple signed up for the contest on July 6th, and our system logged a total of 3709 requests to vote for his application. Interesting thing is that they just picked up just 3 votes, between the 9th and 10th of July. The balance came in on the last 4 days 14-17th. On the 14th there were 63 vote requests, on 15th they shot up to 614, on the last two days we logged over 2800. Now prepare for this - All the emails on the last 3 days come from ONE domain space.net.in
A quick search on Google brings up a listing of TRAI authorized ISP providers and lists Space Online Pvt. Ltd. A confirmation from Just Dial returns same result.
So our applicant is not just running an ISP business on space.net.in,. but it looks like has also access to thousands of friends on his own ISP, who all decide to come in and vote for their favorite couple all in the last few days, in one sweeping home run - when the organizers are least likely to keep a watch.
But this starry couple not content with just the votes, decide to ‘step it up; on the testimonials as well. They are sure reading my ‘Tips’ on how to qualify. However in their rush for time, they discover they do not have time to create their own testimonials;so they go out and grab a few from their neighboring applicants, and in the process of cut&paste, forget to change the names.
If you are unable to see the above, let me help you: “Good Luck Amit & Jace” reads a testimonial to a couple with a completely different set of names. I decide to grab the testimonial and throw it in to Google to find if there is a match and BINGO - the same testimonial appears for Amit Singh and Jasleen Chopra
This has certainly been the most challenging moment for Team GDC. As a policy we have decided to continue to feature people, irrespective of their suspect voting patterns and testimonials, as we have done in the past.
The evidence is before the Jury who will take their final decision; but we need your verdict on this one!