Job offers as such are nothing more than a marketing ploy or deceptive marketing practices by non other than Mr. Alex Difrawi aka Alec Difrawi aka Ayman A. Difrawy aka Ayman A. El-Difrawi aka Alex Simon dba Three Stars Media dba 3Starsinc dba Three Stars Inc dba Internet Solutions Corporation and his many aliases. Mr. Difrawi goal is to get you to sign up for continuing education. He should say outright what it is he’s peddling.
We are looking for a candidate with strong office experience to work with a stable and growing company. We are looking for a candidate who is looking to commit long term within the company, not just a “job”. Qualified candidate must have office experience and good computer skills in Word and Excel. Must be professional, punctual, upbeat, have great customer service skills, and be able to support a multi-diverse group of people.
Responsible for answering mulit-line phone system and routing calls to employees, greet visitors, handle incoming mail, responsible for making daily deposits to the bank via remote deposit, and other basic duties.
Our hours are 8am-5:00pm M-F Pay will be starting at $14 per hour with benefits.
Special Benefits Include:
Independent contractors may respond
No Telecommuting – must work all hours on-site
Only considering local residents
US citizens only
Channel9 Reporting three years ago. Notice the website names have changed
Defrawi does have a history, a felony fraud conviction for a federal jobs scam in the 1990’s where he took advance fees for non-existant jobs.
Add http://www.hourglasscareers.com to the long list of websites this company uses.
According to the FL Department of Corporations, Career Network, Inc is incorporated in Delaware (which won’t give out corporate information), though their attorney can be contacted at the information below.
KRESS, KEITH E
2295 S HIAWASSEE ROAD #407
ORLANDO FL 32835
A company contact is:
ROMERO, KELLY W
6996 PIAZZA GRANDE AVE SUITE 315
ORLANDO FL 32835
According to the articles of incorporation, Career Network, Inc was started as a “Marketing and Advertising” firm. I think we can all agree this is completely true.
I looked on Yahoo’s HotJobs for administrative assistant openings in the DC metro area. I will never again apply to any position where the company is kept confidential. I inputted my name, address, phone number, and email, but thankfully was not yet prompted to upload my resume. The first time they got me, I applied to an HR Assistant position and became suspicious when I had to wade through a bunch of education-furthering opportunities before I could even submit my resume for a job that may or may not exist. I have a Masters degree, so I declined, but the website did not like that answer and kept prompting me to accept more info.
Later, for another position, I wasted 15 minutes taking a stupid “quiz” with English and Math problems, “designed to evaluate my abilities to come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems”. I figured it was like the essay questions that the government asks you for, to weed out applicants who can’t be bothered to spend a little more time on an opportunity, since the job was offering a bit more per hour than the average opening. It wasn’t SO much money to raise a red flag, they’re obviously smart in that respect.
I received an email this morning requesting I check in to let them know I was still interested in the position. I replied that they should immediately remove my name, email, and all other information gleaned from my application from their database. Fat chance. I’m waiting for the spamming to begin.
Career-network.com advertises employment opportunities on Craigslist. The company name is never mentioned. If anyone ever got a job through this company, I would like to hear about it. After responding to the ad, you are directed to one of several shell websites under the banner of career-network.com to fill out your personal information including your address and what cell phone carrier you use as well as whether you own your own business, whether you indent to pursue more education, what your credit score is etc.
After replying to this, a second e-mail directs you confirm the previous information and provide personal information about your references. No additional information about the position, such as location, company, etc. is provided. It has a very bad smell about it; it is probably just an elaborate phishing scam.
The company operates under several aliases and uses an Orlando FL snail-mailbox for correspondence. According to one investigator, the company is registered in Delaware.
“A company spokesman alleged on aboutus.com they are incorporated in Delaware. I found a recent incorporation of a Career Network Inc., File Number: 4545479, Incorporation Date / Formation Date: 05/09/2008.”
The aliases include:
Another investigator reported:
“On the “corporate” site http://www.careernetworksite.net/ they give the address 1001 Craig Rd, Suite 240; St. Louis, MO 63146. Telephone: 314-244-3547. No TOS and not incorporated in Missourri.
On their main working site http://www.careernetworkjobs.com TOS it says they are in Orange County, Florida jurisdiction. Both sites domain registration is anonymous via Network Solutions.”
These are believed to be subsidiaries of another notorious scamming company, Internet Solutions Corp.