QNET Exposes Fraudulent Activities Linked to RYTHM Foundation in Nigeria

QNET uncovers fraudulent activities using its CSR arm's name in Nigeria, prompting action and awareness campaigns to protect the public from scams.

Ebenezer Mensah
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QNET Exposes Fraudulent Activities Linked to RYTHM Foundation in Nigeria

QNET Exposes Fraudulent Activities Linked to RYTHM Foundation in Nigeria

QNET, a global direct-selling company focused on lifestyle and wellness products, has recently uncovered fraudulent activities being carried out in the name of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, the RYTHM Foundation. The company reported that an individual had set up an office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, using the RYTHM Foundation's name and offering fake job opportunities, asking job seekers to pay a fee to secure the positions.

The incident came to light when a job seeker contacted the individual and was asked to pay a fee, prompting them to verify the legitimacy of the ad by contacting the foundation directly. Upon being notified, QNET immediately reported the incident to the relevant authorities, leading to the arrest of the perpetrator.

In a statement, QNET expressed deep concern over the impersonation of the RYTHM Foundation for illicit activities, stating that neither the foundation, QNET, nor any of its affiliate companies are associated with these fraudulent practices. The company has disavowed any connection with the perpetrators and is committed to collaborating with authorities to apprehend fraudsters.

Why this matters:

QNET has undertaken educational and public awareness initiatives to protect individuals from scams , such as establishing the Direct Selling Disinformation Centre (DSDC) and launching the "Social Awareness Campaign" and "Say No!" campaigns. The company urges the public to be vigilant and verify information before engaging in any commitments, and to report any suspicious job ads via the WhatsApp compliance hotline for Sub-Saharan African markets.

In a statement, QNET reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining trust with customers, partners, and communities, vowing to conduct business with sincerity, integrity, and a focus on enhancing lives through its product offerings and entrepreneurial opportunities. The company emphasized its dedication to empowering individuals through life-enhancing products and micro-entrepreneurship opportunities while collaborating with authorities to combat fraudulent practices.

Key Takeaways

  • QNET uncovered fraudulent activities using its CSR arm RYTHM Foundation's name in Nigeria.
  • An individual set up an office in Port Harcourt, offering fake job opportunities for a fee.
  • QNET reported the incident to authorities, leading to the perpetrator's arrest.
  • QNET is committed to combating scams and protecting the public through awareness campaigns.
  • QNET reaffirmed its focus on empowering individuals through its products and opportunities.