|Todd Ulrich a reporter at WFTV.com Action 9 News a local Orlando station has again completed another investigative report on Mr. Ayman A. El-Difrawi business practices. Mr Difrawi goes by many aliases and constantly changing his websites name and companies. He (Difrwai) no longer lists himself on any of his websites or companies he now owns or control. Instead, his General Counsel Keith E. Kress or one of Mr. Difrawi associates or employee are listed as Executive Officer on public records.
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
Author: Heather – Got Scammed Too!
Dang it, they got me too. CAUTION: THEY ARE GETTING MORE SNEAKY AND GROSS! I applied to a job posted on YAHOO’S HOT JOBS, asking for a Receptionist at a Pediatricians Office, making $17.50-$22.50 an hour. Yes, it’s a high pay scale, but some of these jobs want you to know medical terminology and do some back office, which is why I thought it was plausible!
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Here’s the ad from Yahoo Hot Jobs:
Healthcare Receptionist: Company Confidential
Company Name Company Confidential
Job Category Clerical/Administrative; Healthcare
Location Los Angeles, CA • San Diego, CA
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Salary $17 to $22.50 per hour
Experience 0-1 Years Experience
Desired Education Level High School
Date Posted April 23, 2009
We are looking for a receptionist for our busy pediatrics office. The ideal person is energetic, detail oriented professional. As receptionist your duties will include but not limited to answering the phone, transfer incoming faxes to the appropriate person, and data entry for payroll. Wage begins at $17.00 – $22.50 per hour with pay increases for hardworking employees. Our benefits package includes Health, Dental and vision coverage. Paid time off, Profit Sharing and 401k is offered after 60 days of continuous employment.
Qualified candidates will be contacted within 3-5 business days to possibly schedule an interview.
(Note, a link regarding the employer says the headquarters are in Newark NJ)
The link to apply took me to a funky domain…
Now, I see that jobsmatchnowemployment.com has scam alerts of its own, if you look them up on Google. It gets better!!!
Then I got this: From PerfectCareerCenter.com (which forwards to Career-Networks.com):
Secretary opening available – $25
From: “Perfect Career Center”
We are currently seeking a motivated Secretary to join our team as soon as possible. The Secretary will be responsible for various office duties such as answering phones, sending and receiving all faxes, sending and receiving all mail, and ordering office supplies. This position offers $25/hour and includes full benefits, which we will discuss at the time of your interview.
Heather, to avoid being flooded with applications and responses, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people. Your online resume caught my attention, and I would like to start the interview process as soon as I possibly can. I am looking forward to hearing from you today, if at all possible. By clicking the hyperlink below, you can view more information about the position, benefits offered, our company, and send in your application as an interested applicant.
I am interested in applying for the Secretary position.
I hope to receive your application later today!
If you cannot access the webpage through the link above, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this message into your browser.
See this link here? I put it in so you could click on it, and for my privacy, I decided to edit a few numbers on it. Well, when I did, it came up with a different scam job, looking for a Hotel Worker. Sheesh! They are reallllllly trying hard to scam people!
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When I clicked on the REAL link on my email, discussing my healthcare receptionist job, it was basically the same as the hotel worker link you see above. There was no mention of WHERE the job was. At least with the pediatrician ad it stated Los Angeles/San Diego (which should’ve been a clue it was a fake ad — that’s a very far roundtrip distance and I doubt they have offices in both areas, or if they could, they would expect a person to work in both offices!)
On the “About Us” Page at Career-Networks.com, it says ANOTHER domain:
Career Network is owned and operated by Three Stars, founded in 2005 by two individuals working from home to start a job board. In four years, that business has grown into a thriving international company with over 500 employees worldwide.
We are one of the largest gateways to employment opportunities on the Internet. Thousands of resumes are posted on our network of job boards daily, cross-posted through multiple channels, portals and search engines. With roughly 1.5 million job seekers applying for positions through our network every month, we provide employers with the most exposure to their vacant positions.
For more information about Three Stars, please visit our site at threestarsteam.com.
What We Do
At Career Network, we pride ourselves on not being your “ordinary” job board. For employers, we add high-level organization and superior management to their recruiting process by aligning them with qualified individuals and providing a user-friendly back office system that makes managing jobs and applicants easy. They are able to post unlimited positions, control where their jobs are advertised (nationwide, by state or by zip code), and choose their pricing bracket. We offer two different payment options: flat rate and pay-per-applicant.
For job seekers, we offer a vast database of open positions and an easy-to-use format to enhance their job search. Not only are they free to apply for positions at will, but we also invite them to apply for jobs that they are already qualified for.
By using a network of geographic and industry specific job boards, we provide employers and job seekers with options, an important factor to both parties.
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SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE…EVEN YAHOO JOBS APPARENTLY IS ACCEPTING SCAM ADS NOW. I AM GOING TO REPORT THIS, BUT BE SURE TO CHECK OUT SITES IF THEY LOOK LIKE THE JOB IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE OR IF THE SITE IS GENERIC
A note on what I think they are doing: they appear to be capturing data on whether a person wants to continue their education or start a company, in addition to being a job seeker. I believe their whole goal is to create sellable lists to make money off of OUR EMAIL ADDRESSES!
If you think that sounds far fetched, just know that I worked for a legitimate company that rented lists from a big legitimate list rental agency. We paid up to $50k for lists in a year! It’s BIG BUSINESS and our email boxes will suffer!!!!