Ashwin is giving away $2500. Fraud?

UPDATE: It would appear that this contest may have truly been a complete sham.  I was afraid that it was, but thought I’d try for the hell of it.  I’ve changed the links to ashwin’s blog to rel=”nofollow” links.  I won’t be seen giving link love to a scam artist.  I’m leaving the links there, however, as I think it may be worth while for some that are unfamiliar with the contest to see the original page.  If it stays up that is.  My thanks to Contest Blogger for the pointing out that Ashwin Khanna is full of crap.  P.S. wouldn’t it be fun if that post on Contest Blogger ranked #1 in the SERPs for Ashwin Khanna?

Ashwin Khanna seems to have taken someone’s advice to heart and started a contest on his new (relatively) blog. He’s giving away $2500 by paypal to one lucky winner and all that winner needs to do copy the following text into a post:

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

Seems pretty simple. Not sure how he plans on finding the entrants so I’ll be adding a comment to the thread to make sure.

It also seems that there are a few people who think that the whole contest is a fraud. Nobody seems to believe that he has the money or will even give the money away. I read someone say that he’ll probably just announce an accomplice as a winner and then not have to give the money away. Unfortunately for Ashwin, he didn’t lay down all the laws for the contest right away so that’s just fuel for the fire. He’s since added a deadline of August 20, 2007 and stated that there must be at least 50 entrants before the contest will be valid.

Either way, I’m entering. It doesn’t cost me much to throw a link up to his blog and if I win, well, I’ll be $2500 richer!

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Shane Ede is an IT guy by day and a Entrepreneurial Blogger by night. You can follow him here on Thatedeguy or over on Twitter and Google+.


  1. And the end of the competition is coming. who will be the lucky blogger?

  2. This is the first I’ve heard of this contest. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll ever know if it was a fraud or not. Unless you win 😉

  3. It’s getting very close to the 20th now. Though like Sam said, the only way for me to know its not fraud is if I win!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out, dude!


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