Quality Education Holding Company (QEHC) malicious scam

On tefl.com I applied for a teaching position with Quality Education Holding Company (QEHC). I received a suspicious looking response that required me to send a lot of my personal details in a short period of time. I declined as, the Zen of Python states, “Now is better than never. Although never is often better than *right* now.” Then I received another email stating that they had set up an account for me on their website, providing a password and using my email as login. After making a lot of other applications and therefore becoming desensitised to sending my information out, I decided to give them a go presuming that they must have back-end access to the website, which I checked out taking precautions such as accessing it through a different operating system and checking its quality, spelling etc. It looked legit, so I logged in. Cringe.

Then things started to smell of fish: I changed the password for the account and the email address, expecting an email to confirm – none came. I quickly became aware that, anyone who had an account with QEHR’s website could simply replace the email with a password of their choosing and send the email owner a professional looking email to log on and update their profile.

Another alarm bell rang when I scrolled down to check their vacancies, and, apart from the one I applied for, the one before was years ago! I deleted my details and changed my profile as much as I could; hoping the malicious assailants did not have administrative access to the site.

Then I started getting emails using my email address instead of my name stating that I have a rebate from HMRC. HMRC don’t do rebates by email.

Then yesterday I received two text messages to my teaching mobile from 62226 stating:

“PayPal: Your verification code is: ******. Your code expires in 5 minutes. Please don’t reply.”

I ignored it but then saw I had received a voice mail from Paypal asking for …drum roll… my verification code. I checked my Paypal and discovered that hackers must have used my email address and ‘Forgot Password’ to get an activation code which they sent to my mobile number.

And to add insult to injury QEHC, failing that, has sent me an email stating:

“Fwd: Face-to-Face interviews & On-spot hiring in London – (July 28 to August 1)” from an Obai Hamdan.

Yeah, right.

 

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3 thoughts on “Quality Education Holding Company (QEHC) malicious scam

  1. I can confirm that the jobs QEHC offer are real. However, at my particular location in Saudi Arabia, I was treated particularly badly; multiple breaches of contract, non-payment of salary and overtime, withholding my passport and a multitude of lies and broken promises. I am not alone in being owed a very considerable sum of money (thousands of USD) by QEHC. Many of the teachers I worked with are in the same position.

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  2. Pete is telling the truth I worked for them and they do not pay you on time. This company breaks the contract and puts you in the worst living situations. They steal money off you and here is the Adil another wretch guy from qehc number you can WhatsApp him +966533983493

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  3. I was their regional manager in Dammam under a TVTC contract. Hired Nov. 14, 2017 and dismissed Jan. 10, 2018, after filing a systemic corruption complaint with the Supreme Anti Corruption Committee. They have kickbacks on their kickbacks.

    This is a poorly executed fraud kickback scheme that involves their CEO Mohammad Al Siraichi & HR Matar Alshammari, Agustin Francisco, TVTC PM and his boss, Mr. Ali Alfridi

    Greetings QEHC & Employees,

    Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s, Supreme Anti Corruption Committee coupled with King Salman’s recent speech to the Sharia Council, has demonstrated that the Kingdom will no permit fraud and corruption. On behalf of us, QEHC & TVTC, I filed the attached corruption complaint which has been confirmed, is under investigation and is now being amended. So it was anticipated that QEHC would terminate employment in their continuing fraud scheme. It’s how a fraud operates.

    We all see, feel and suffer under QEHC’s corrupt practices that exploit Saudi students, teaching and administrative staff in an elaborate public education fraud to enrich themselves at the expense of countless lives. The fraud is well planned and executed through low salaries, housing employees in squalor, stealing housing allowances, under or no medical insurance for employees and strapping employees with an array of out of pocket expense that is never refunded. The visa fraud in itself is stunning while making promises in recruitment they never intend to uphold-thank you, Syed Waqas Hussain.

    QEHC administrative staff like Dr. Ali Alfridi and Mohammad Ahmed Ismail, are the faces of this corruption and fraud, while Agustin Francisco and Adil Chliqua, freely submit to the fraud scheme through their active participation as pawns. Only the fraud scheme is valued, protected, nurtured and advanced. The scheme is operated by faceless nameless owner(s) who hide in the shadows.

    Finally, as outlined in the attached housing allowance letter, we are contractually bound to comply with all laws and not use our position to exploit or be involved in a self-serving scheme. We can see the entire employment contract is a fraud and ruse to conceal the systemic corruption and kickbacks that QEHC is involved in. We will continue to expose the fraud and with more free time and access in the Kingdom, this will be our privilege. QEHC’s possessions in the form of a key card have been handed over.

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