|Job offers as such are nothing more than a marketing ploy or deceptive marketing practices by non other than Ayman Ahmed El-Difrawi (a.k.a “Alec Defrawy, Alec DeFrawey, Ayman El-Difrawi, Michael Difrawi, Michael Jensen, David Mellon, Alan Madison, Alen Madison, Alex Simon, Alec Simon, Alec Siman, David Katz and many more”) was born in 1964 to Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafia Kashmiri-two Egyptian immigrants who now live in Groveland, Florida. Ayman is the trustee and beneficiary of Paramount Trust, which is financially tied to Trans Continental Entertainment Group Inc now dba Career Inc. dba The Internet Company dba Career Network dba Monkeyjar 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.|
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-existence jobs.
Channel9 Reporting three years ago. Notice the website names have changed
This number is a part of Careers Inc, which is a verification service
for employers for hundreds of different job boards. I’m a
representative of Careers and would like to clarify why you’re getting
a text from us on this number.
We receive a large quantity of resumes for thousands of positions
across the country, and our job is to verify that your contact
information is correct. Employers use Careers because they get such a
massive response to job postings. It’s very hard for any company to
sort through interested applicants – people are not reachable, their
phone numbers are disconnected, or their email is invalid or typo’d on
their resume. This leads to frustration on both ends, where applicants
receive no response and employers get bad contact info for an
otherwise qualified individual.
Careers attempts to contact applicants to confirm that their
information is correct – if it is not, then we help them to correct it
and update the employer on the applicant’s status.
We do not ask for any sensitive information such as SSN. We do not
charge for our service. We will never ask you for anything beyond
confirming what’s already in your resume on file.
I scheduled a phone interview half an hour ago. After waiting ten minutes past the scheduled appointment time, I called the phone number for Robert Schaffer (given as the only phone number on the Contact Us page of the site). His mailbox was full, so I was unable to leave a message. I have read additional comments where those who were able to have a phone interview and go on to work for jobnab were not being paid reliably for their work. The bottom line, in my opinion, is this: This is a company which probably has a legitimate business and for some, may be a solid opportunity to earn some extra money working from home. However, the way communications have been handled imply that either jobnab doesn’t have the resources to handle itself professionally (I have never heard of a facebook page being set up for any purpose besides networking), or staff sufficient to take on the high volume of responses they are receiving. I’m not willing to write this company off so quickly, but the fact that my interview couldn’t take place because the company/Robert Schaffer can’t be reached via phone makes me believe they may be in over their head.
MI R – You must work for the scamming company to get so worked up.
You are correct that it was a toll free call and while the personal information was provided to them, it was done so under a false pretense. And you state no money was spent – you make the assumption that the people receiving the texts have unlimited texting. Not everyone does. Some people pay a per text rate. (primarily because they don’t use texting and have no need for a text plan)
You ask for proof it’s a scam – Let’s review a few things –
They post job listings under different company names (such as Meganiches) under the false pretense that you are applying for a specific position with that particular company. The position does not exist and they use the information in a manner in which you never agreed to.
The text and emails state “I saw your resume online” How odd because I know for me, I have never posted my resume online. I’ve only applied directly to companies for specific positions. So exactly how did they get my information if it wasn’t from their fraudulent job posting?
Oh and one more thing – on Jobnabs main page they list “top employers”. This is very misleading because it makes it appear these are companies that Jobnab works with to provide people with jobs.When in fact they are just listing top employers in the country hoping people will believe they work with them. I can say with certainty that is not the case with Google. Very slick Jobnab.
I have filed a complaint with the FTC and the state’s Attorney General’s Office and encourage everyone that has been scammed by these people on any level to do the same. I also have an appointment with a lawyer to discuss the fraudulent manner in which they obtain information from people.
About two months ago I was looking for a job and came accross some site that got my information and had to deal with the emails about “jobs” that wanted me to respond with more info but they were not anything near a match for me….CSR experience and they were sending me stuff about sewage plants and government jobs I have never heard of. After like 3 weeks of that crap I got an email from someone at jobnab. They said they wanted to conduct a phone interview but it was actually a closed conference call and there were thousands of people nationwide on the call. It is a scam to scam other companies into letting you post their jobs for them and then trying to scam their potential employees into clicking an ad which gives permission to harass them. As a Jobnab “Job Scout” I have not made a penny for searching for these jobs and posting them for them and I am certain that one of my hundreds of jobs produced some leads. They have conference calls last minute all of the time to talk about how to generate better leads and then they have most larger metro areas saturated with scouts anyways so their own company is competing with itself to scam people. It really is a bad deal for anyone trying to find a job, and especially in an economy where it is hard enough to find a job! The best way to find a job is to go directly to a company site in which you are interested in working and applying directly. I’m sorry that you were scammed by this company. I was too, but at least I don’t have to take those 800 number calls/texts.
I never received a call or text from this same number, but I have received a text to call about a Help Desk/Call Center job I applied for at the number 866-250-8061 or 1- 8662508061 . I actually applied for a Help Desk/Call Center job for Meganiches company directly at the website. The information I was provided was the fact the company I applied for and the position as well as where it would be located (number of miles from my residence) and just confirmed the information that I sent them.
Whether or not this is a scam, I am not sure, but I will say that hourly wage of $15.88 does seem a bit skeptical now that I have been thinking about it. Chances are it is a part-time job if it is real.
Just my two cents
my girlfriend and i both recieved a text this morning saying the exact same thing. “Hi, I`m Ann, based on your resume you match a position I`m filling. If you register at jobnab.com we can discuss the details if you`re interested.” I have only been online here and there looking for something better in the working world here recently so i could understand how they got MY number but what is odd to me is how they got my gf`s number. she has been working at the same place going on 5 years now and hasnt filled anything what-so-ever out online. what really worries me is the fact that everywhere i look people are saying that jobnab is a giant scam so wtf?! anyone care to help me out with this?
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JobNab.com Hires 1000 Job Scouts
New internet career service JobNab has assembled an elite team of over 1,000 locally positioned job scouts in the top 250 U.S. markets to hand pick the right opportunities for job seekers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 24, 2010 – Orlando, FL – JobNab.com has hired a team of more than one thousand job scouts in 250 top U.S. markets to identify and submit only the best currently open positions to appear on the site. This spares job seekers the frustration of dealing with business opportunities, positions requiring a fee, or just outright scams.
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