When it comes to scams and deceiving people, no one can hold a candle to Qnet.  Formerly known as QuestNet, GoldQuest, and QI Limited, is a Hong Kong-based multi-level marketing (MLM) company owned by the QI Group. Qnet been charged with serious fraud and multi level marketing in countries such as India.

In case you were not aware, these articles might help you gain an insight into this multi-level marketing scam –

QNet: “It is a chain where a person is fooled and then he is trained to fool others to earn money” says Bombay HC order

The Bombay High Court while rejecting anticipatory bail applications of five accused in the multi-crore QNet scam continues –

“The motto of the company ‘sell more, earn more’ appears very attractive and innocuous. However, this motto is fully camouflaged. The company stands on a basic statement that people can be fooled. Thus, the true motto is ‘sell more earn more’ by fooling people. In fact it is a chain where a person is fooled and then he is trained to fool others to earn money. For that purpose, workshops are conducted where study and business material is provided with a jugglery of words, promises and dreams. Thus, the deceit and fraud is camouflaged under the name of e-­marketing and business.”

Ever since this MLM scam blew open in India since 2013, numerous agencies have covered the case. There have been several arrests and legal action. However, the kingpins have remained in exile, evading arrests and legal consequences. These are some notable actors in this scam, and major incidents related to Qnet Scam –

  1. Vijay Eswaran – Prime suspect in Qnet scam in India – currently residing in Malaysia and evading arrest in India. Official WebsiteWikipedia –  scamming people under a new name – QI Group. This shameless guy was the founder of QNet India and responsible for most of the woes suffered by Indian victims.
  2. Ramya Chandrasekaran  – linkedinFacebook – Former head of communications for Qnet and figurehead in this fake DMCA scandal. Currently residing in USA and will soon be under investigation for her role in perjury and fraud.
  3. Pathman SenathirajahOfficial ProfileFacebook – Chief promoter of Qnet in India – Wanted by the police, evading arrest.

However, let us now focus on what they did, and why did we investigated Qnet in the first place. After reading the above, it is no surprise that there has been a lot of (negative) coverage on Qnet and their multiple scams. News articles around arrests, police investigation, court proceedings and consumer outrage has severely damaged Qnet’s reputation, which limits their ability to operate globally and continue with their scams overseas.

So what would a criminal enterprise do to silence its critics ? Ofcourse, COMMIT ANOTHER CRIME.  This time though, they and their associates went berserk with fake DMCAs and forged court orders. We have reported on fake DMCAs before. But never have we reported a single company for over 4 dozen fake DMCAs and court orders. OVER 50… That’s some serious attempt to clean up Google.

So let’s examine the fake DMCAs filed by Qnet’s PR team –

S.NODMCA NOTICEFILED ON/BYTARGET LINK FOR REMOVAL
1 1522881326 Oct 2017 by Money Lifehttp://www.abinet.org/wanted-qnet-fraud-director-takes-selfie-with-actor-rajnikant
214877399August 18, 2017 by Money Lifehttps://mlmonline.in/qnet-eow-arrests-v-elite-leaders-sandeep-kalra-and-hitesh-miglani/
315559125December 13, 2017 By Smriti Khuranahttp://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-eow-arrests-v-elite-leaders-sandeep-kalra-and-hitesh-miglani/40738/63165.html
415356656November 13, 2017 by MoneyLifehttp://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-eow-arrests-v-elite-leaders-sandeep-kalra-and-hitesh-miglani/40738.html
512266676May 17, 2016 by Aakshi Bhatiahttp://networkingeye.com/2015/01/three-qnet-representatives-arrested-in-mumbai/
62049283Extra News Pvt. Ltd on behalf of Adam Smithhttp://dirtytopic.bugs3.com/2012/04/actors-son-to-be-summoned-in-qnet-scam-ferreira-clarifies/
712227673May 12, 2016 by Gourang Kathuriahttp://donalcbh.blogspot.in/2015/06/fakta-qnet-penipuan.html
812469438June 16, 2016 by Qnet Newshttp://mulutburung.blogspot.co.id/2014/12/sebelum-join-qnet-baca-ini.html
91119282News Wine Pvt. Ltd on behalf of Surnen Desaihttp://qnetscam-fraud.blogspot.in/2012/02/report-on-fraud-scheme-operated-by-qnet.html
1010152211Extra News Pvt Ltd on behalf of Adam Smithhttp://dirtytopic.bugs3.com/2012/04/actors-son-to-be-summoned-in-qnet-scam-ferreira-clarifies/
1112227183May 11, 2016 by Gourang Kathuriahttp://saynotoqnet.blogspot.in/2012/05/fakta-qnet-penipuan.html
12 1902506 News Wine Pvt Ltd on behalf of Surnen Desaihttp://qnetscam-fraud.blogspot.in/2012/02/report-on-fraud-scheme-operated-by-qnet.html
13 12105859 April 18, 2016 by Shekhar Kashalikarhttp://qnetscam-fraud.blogspot.in/
14 12616233 July 09, 2016 by New generation Newshttp://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/qnet-scam-mumbai-residents-protest-outside-michael-ferreiras-house/
15 12726317 July 27, 2016 by The World News Hour Pvt. ltd.http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/240616/hyderabad-many-lose-lakhs-to-qnet-scam.html
1612036390April 04, 2016 by Gourang Kathuriahttp://fakta-qnet.blogspot.in/2013/04/puluhan-orang-merasatertipu-menyerbu.html
171853615Qnet Kyun on behalf of Sanjeev Singhhttp://qnetkyun.96.lt/uncategorized/qi-group-and-dato-vijay-eswaran/
1812737653July 28, 2016 by Sakeel Ahmadhttps://vimeo.com/46562110
19 14277319April 28, 2017 by Johan Andersanhttp://stopqnet.livejournal.com/41767.html
20 14376339 May 18, 2017 by QNET http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-ldquoit-is-a-chain-where-a-person-is-fooled-and-then-he-is-trained-to-fool-others-to-earn-moneyrdquo-says-bombay-hc%20order/46857.html

The above are just a few examples of fraud, perjury and impersonation by Qnet and their associates, in order to hide negative news stories and general outrage against them. The reason ? Qnet and their sister companies are looking to secure bank loan and investment, and a regular background check by authorities might screw their ambitions. They have been on a war-footing to raise funds in South East Asia, Russia and Europe and can go to any lengths to mitigate the damage done online. Even if it means fake DMCAs, forged court orders and dozens of new crime committed by their PR team.

At this time, we;re asking questions. We’ll be contacting them for an explanation into the fake DMCAs and court orders. Our second step would be to ensure that any and all content removed using illegal methods are republished, with Google ranks restored. We will then contact the victims of these fake DMCA notices to investigate each individual infringement and publish about them. Finally, we’ll contact all the banks and investors and send them a copy of our detailed investigation into each and every DMCA filed, and alert them of Qnet’s intention.

Lastly, we’re going to market this story extensively. We welcome the victims of Qnet to start commenting on this story, as well as share their grievance on Webactivism.com. We have secured QnetFraud.com from a victim of Qnet scam in India, and will be developing it as a one-stop platform for victims of Qnet to publish on.

We have declared WAR on Qnet, and this is just the beginning.


20 Responses to “Qnet – Investigation into their scams, fraud and fraudulent attempts to cover their tracks”

  • P Singh • Reply

    🐒There are different perceptions about the industry, Network marketing is a legitimate business model.
    🐒Take advice from people who are working in the industry not from people who don’t have experience of it.
    🐒 Franchise model v/s NM model, few decades ago there were doubts about franchise model but today it is all accepted here.
    🐒In comparison to Franchise model our business is much better because Seed capital, working capital, risk is very low.
    🐒Break even happens immediately.
    🐒Our industry need more control and regularizations.
    🐒Good thing is Qnet provides best opportunity for the same.
    🐒In India there is huge growth prospect.
    🐒Our company have best tie ups with world class partnerships.

    We follow most beautiful and amazing compensation plan and do our business ethically.
    The unemployment problem of the world can only be solved via Network Marketing.

  • Kaustav basu • Reply

    This is rubbish and bullshit.please do not fall for this maligned motivated campaign of these losers. These are people who will never help anyone nor will let anyone help anyone..QNET is a genuine network marketing company.QI group is a global growth company in world economic forum…Dont believe this people . Please check sites with credence for doing your research

  • Kaustav basu • Reply

    Please report these group of people for maligning a reputed company. I am proof of QNET.I am QNET… A common man whose hand QNET held with all love and care

  • Kumar shaketh • Reply

    That’s good you are earning through qnet… fine how may of your DRs are earning?? Have you ever look at each ur downlines? But being on top u enjoy those uvs generated by your downlines…. it’s fact to earn money back its compulsory to fool others… but ur just eating the brokerage by so many innocent ppl. It some one in chain start opposing you guys… your humble dumble everything comesout.. but only few can do it honestly… I appreciate… those only…

  • Jay Patel • Reply

    I was registered with this company in 2008 by one of my relative . In starting they motivates you about your love ur dreams and then it all comes to just selling . In our meeting they told that you will maxout when u get some amount of downline you will earn daily 1.13 lack 3.8crore yearly approx for life time . We has been told our super upline leader Hitesh Patel from mumbai has been MAXOUT means daily 1lack for lifetime . A few year later I heard he did not receive any kind of money rather then commission . There was no authentic proof in any document in qnet meeting that any person is maxout or getting 4crore yearly . But in all meeting they marketing this stratergy . I know because I was the one who makes this material of ppt .

    See legal framework of company is transparent as per my point of view but what they are training the persons who joins is totally fake . They dont even show any terms and conditions what will be after maxout

  • Nitesh Kumar rajput • Reply

    Qnet is totally fraud company. I am one the victim of this fraud. People are very crural they cheat innocent people who are are very close to them. They take advantage of trust.
    They all are big mother fucker.

  • Vivek P • Reply

    Qnet is scam MLM where people are taught how to use trust in friends, family & relationship to fool people. Instead of selling product they only focus to make more members by giving wrong information.
    These Qnet IR approched you with business opportunity but will boy give you detail information. Will ask to give money on their trust. For that they go any level, asked person to take personal loan, from market on higher interest, credit card use.
    Without giving information they will create your account on Qnet portal, many times will give wrong contact information so that company customer care not able to reach you for product confirmation. Till the time you come to know company, product refund policy will be over and you won’t get your money back through cancellation of IRship & product. I have seen that
    Many times Qnet IR transferred old victim’s product to new victim’s account or uses icoupon of old victim into new victims account and ate whole money of new victim.
    Another thing is that Qnet is doing kind of money laundering. They sell cheap product’s at sky high rate. Like travel package, Qnet Club membership, watched etc.
    Please be aware guys from this fraud company and save ur friends, family ppl & collegue. Also it will save ur country too.

  • Aryan • Reply

    Fraud company..
    Please don’t believe in qnet..it’s a scam…fooling n brainwashing innocent people.
    Please beware of this…and aware your friends n family about this..

  • Vinodh • Reply

    Don’t believe your friends who was doing business..
    Because definitely they doing MLM business..
    Nowadays scam qnet makes many fraud members in India. Sometimes your (fraud)friends also doing that (f***)MLM business.

    So guys pls be careful from ur friends

  • Prashant Mehta • Reply

    A group of cowards who says they are doing business but instead they are looting innocent people’s hard earned money by various tactics.
    A total cheat and fraud game conducted by Qnet and their group of fraudsters and liars will not only loot your money but will also ruin your relations with friends and relatives.

    PLEASE BE AWARE AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS FRAUD SO CALLED BUSINESS.

  • Prashant Mehta • Reply

    A group of cowards says they are doing business but instead they are looting innocent people’s hard earned money and not only that they just ruin your relations with friends and family members.

    QNET is total scam conducted by group of fraudsters and liars.

    PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS SO CALLED FRAUD BUSINESS AND MAKE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AWARE TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS.

  • deboratty v • Reply

    It is totally scam that how to fool innocent people in smart way even though these fraudsters will not tell you the name of company till you made investment and you being an innocent fall in trap and loose your hard earn money in lacs in just one moment in future how it is to be recovered or not that god knows.
    So guys its request dont give weightage to any of ur best friend phone call or invitation for meeting in ccd or mall that he has some senior position for u in his business and dont loose opportunity
    Its all fake fraud cheating
    All your hard earn money goes into their pocket and with ur money they visit malaysia bangkok dubai for their chutia conference
    Pls pls pls be aware from this business and i m telling you the name of company its Qnet dont be trapped
    Thank you

  • Arshad shaikh • Reply

    Qnet is totally money laundering and a big scam they do brain wash and fool to ppl for investment in lacs and give the worst product like watches,holiday packages which is useless. ….qnet ppl mostly living malls cafe shop with 5 6 ppl group ….If any ur close friends relatives showing big dream like that pls don’t trust them….already lot of ppl lost their hard money. Qnet ppl paise ke liye kuch bhi karte hai….It is the chain….I want to save everyone innocent ppl in 2018….22/01/18

  • Ravi • Reply

    This is a business model which is very effective in Indian market..

    Why? Because Indians are emotional fools and Indians love seeking short cuts to make money quickly..

    Hence this model is successful in duping people of their hard earned money.. Everything against QNet is available online if someone doesn’t do a simple google search before investing lakhs of rupees in these Ponzi schemes then I don’t feel sorry for them for losing their money..

    I have seen people live a lavish life due to QNet and I have seen people lose everything because of QNet. ULTIMATELY it’s a scam which is going on and government/judiciary needs to ban it ASAP like it’s banned in many other countries.

    But hey it’s india no one gives a crap if people are getting duped…

  • ekta chanda • Reply

    It will be surprise to you after reading the truth Your friend Navin is doing a business if he call you for any business opportunity I have experience of his business this is a true experience what he has done with us..So please be aware of these frauds before investing with him The person who get me in this fraud Business was my Best Friend His name is NAVIN VASHISTHAV he stays in Mira Road he was working with Reliance Retails and he Make CHUTIYA to Innocent People an take money same thing happens to me HE WORK WITH QNETreally a BIG SCAM COMPANY (Qnet India Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd)
    if he call you for any business opportunity plz call me first to know abt this business boz . … Never ever indulge into this fraud… I was one who is suffering with this…i trust him an start but later I came to know it’s a Chain Business where they are trained to make people fool …by showing irrelevant facts and useless product they will sure you but don’t get trap as they want money out of your pocket and later they will simply take a walk f you doesn’t succeed please don’t invest or u would say waste your hard earned money This is a true
    experience. Until you agree them and do as they directed they will speak in favor with you. Once you are against they will show their true color…beware so please aware of these frauds

    imp:- Plzz beware they have Script when they call people to come an invest where poor people get convince to get into it… script is

  • manish • Reply

    if IR is confirmed once can he get the money back?

  • P Kumar • Reply

    I was also the victims of QNET, I request you not to join and there are the experts ” SHYAM” : +919160062404 Who worked for Genpact as an Manager and also a person by name “Joel Jaideep” he was also worked in Genpact as manager in HYDERABAD, I request you guys please avoid there calls they might cheat you anyway…

    GOD BLESS THEM AND MAY THEIR SOUL TAKE THE REST IN HELL.

  • RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN OF INDIA • Reply

    To those morons,
    this is my questions to all people who involved in qnet and Blindly following below mention people who absconded from India and acting as ICONS are SACHIN GUPTA, KAVITA SAUGANDH, SHARFUN SHEIKH, DEV WADHWANI PATHMAN,AND ABOVE ALL FATASS DATO, ask them that if they are doing business ethically and legally then why lookout circular, arrest warrant issue by Hon’ble Indian court, appropriate authority and Interpol. and carrying out business in legally then they should surrender before Indian courts and resolve this issue?
    Let me tell you some facts about QNET,
    1)in below link see QNet founder Vijay Eswaran, Eswaran has denied any involvement with vihan direct selling, who is feeding money to his packets.
    https://vijayeswaranqnetscam.wordpress.com/category/vijay-eswaran-fraud/
    2) When India CEO Suresh Thimiri denies relations with the company -MoneyLife
    http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-mumbai-police-issue-lookout-notice-against-10-including-michael-ferreira-vijay-eswaran/35824.html&grqid=sOoIclJf&hl=en-IN
    3) On below mention you tube channel DATO give reply about bad publicity that “let the dogs bark” https://youtu.be/YZVLGgl6Vtc
    i would like to ask him that how dare you to called peoples who lost money and Hon’ble courts and appropriate government authorities who are opposing your business model as a dogs. while motivating his agents on your you tube channel you talking about ethics and entrepreneurship is using such a words is the part of your ethics? Calling everybody barking dogs you supposed YOURSELF as a lion? you come to India and resolve that reports and cases are going in Hon’ble court which i mention below with link as source and deny any connection with vihaan direct selling company which is giving you money earned by this business, is it truthfulness or ethical?
    https://youtu.be/vKviklhvGOc
    http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-mumbai-police-issue-lookout-notice-against-10-including-michael-ferreira-vijay-eswaran/35824.html
    https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-most-cheated-and-unethical-team-in-Qnet?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C1317486180
    https://www.quora.com/What-are-all-complaints-and-scams-regarding-QNET?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C5575335937
    http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-mumbai-police-issue-lookout-notice-against-10-including-michael-ferreira-vijay-eswaran/35824.html
    4) WRIT PETITION NO.19402 OF 2013 (T-TAR) filed before Hon’ble KARNATAKA high court by customs department transview enterprises import chi pendent as artificial jewellery and sold at 50000 INR. Hon’ble judge passed order to detained that goods because importers given false information about products which are meant for QNET and made in Germany.
    5) Letter HON’BLE BOMBAY HIGH COURT in bail plea NO. 360 give opportunities to defend themselves and send BIODISK to BHABHA ATOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE for confirming the claims about biodisk properties and concluded that it is only piece of plastic, then found business model as completely scam.
    6) When the whole QNET SCAM exposed then QNET found no way out, to protect themselves against strict legal action QNET accept the all charges that biodisk actually have cost of only 110 INR. also accepted that all wrongdoing made to evade tax duetys, and for to fooling peoples by doing scam see https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.moneylife.in/article/qnet-settlesrsquo-violations-and-misreporting-when-caught-to-keep-the-scam-running/46928.html&ved=0ahUKEwiV4_60gufXAhVFOI8KHffXDGQQFggpMAI&usg=AOvVaw0waL98AKq25NQijj47xDQI
    after reading my comment on Face book Mr. sachin Gupta marked my comment as spam By blocking my comment can you change the truth, or may I conclude that the rolls Royce that Mr. sachin Gupta posing on Face book purchased by looting gullible victims, his foreign trip done by looted moneys”
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Eswaran
    watch your contract with company there’s stated that if something goes wrong only ir will be responsible for it not company, and company lawyer argued that major complaints are against irs not company, if something goes wrong you will be on your own,please don’t think that Sachin gupta, kavita saugandh, sharfun shaikh, dev wadhwani enjoying money earned by their hardwork they settled abroad to hide, saving themselves to getting arrested and above all to evade taxes which is the right of Indian government, in v-con video their is nowhere name of company because this business is banned in Saudi Arabia, and your up line direct the new irs by get apply for tourists visa not business visa if you tell to authority you are there for business engage with company you will caught by Dubai authority known for strict rules and laws and imprisonment
    Above all how shameless you are? Yourself declared god addressing your fellow countrymen as dogs and despite of that you work with him only for 10 % of commission and laundering to abroad for hiding and enjoying lavish lifestyle.
    QNet, the controversial Hong Kong-based multi-level marketing (MLM) company, has been trying hard to get support from its peers, but with no success. While a few powerful members are not allowing QNet’s entry into the Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA), its franchisee Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd’s application too has been rejected by the other association, Federation of Direct Selling Association (FDSA)
    FDSA has rejected membership application of Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd. Michael Ferreira, former world billiards champion, owns 80% stake in Vihaan, while the rest is owned by Malcolm Desai. Both Ferreira and Desai, along with Vihaan’s directors, Magaral Balaji and Srinivas Vanka, were arrested by police in October in the multi-crore QNet scam.
    While rejecting Vihaan’s membership application, FDSA said, “The Federation is repeatedly being approached by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police seeking various information regarding the company (Vihaan). The (Scrutiny) Committee feels it has collected the information about the pending court cases and is serious on the sub-judice status of the company. The Committee feels that the sub-judice status of the company (Vihaan) will jeopardise the faith of the government/ industry bodies in the Federation, hence recommends that the company need to come out clean before being considered by the Federation.”
    Srinivas Vanka (V Srinivas Rao), the operations head of Vihaan, has been trying hard to get membership of FDSA. He met and tried to convince FDSA officials several times. In the letter, the FDSA says, “…during the personal meeting at Hyderabad, we have received your logics (sic) and justification on your defence over what is happening in the field. You may be right at your end, but what image you carry is more important, which is created by the activities seen at ground level.”
    The FDSA, in the letter dated 17 April 2016 also says Vihaan is in the recruitment business rather than retailing, allowing an independent representative (IR) to open as many as 21 business centres under one ID. The letter says, “…the company revenue proportion of ID activation sales and retailing sales, clearly indicates that new recruitments is the only business in focus, not retailing.”
    FDSA says that according to its code of conduct, products from members should be reasonably priced, have optimum utility and be re-saleable. “Your (Vihaan’s) core product, the holiday voucher is one such product, which is not falling in line with our FDSA norms. The magnetic pendent is another product falling in grey area, which has notional value
    The rejection letter from FDSA also raises questions on refund and indiscipline in Vihaan, citing complaints it received from people who claim they have been dragged into QNet. FDSA says, “At ground level, it is a common practice that the IRs put soft pressure on a prospect for depositing couple of lakh rupees in the company. If the prospect is not having the funds, a personal loan is processed in no time under some arrangement with the branch manager of the bank. This is a case of lawlessness amongst the IRs and poor control of the company on them. You cannot do away this fact by classifying this as an act of unsatisfied people. The Committee considers this as no less than disguised money circulation and gross indiscipline in the industry.”
    FDSA also reveals how its director V Srinivas Rao also misled the courts of law across the country. He had repeatedly stated in his submissions before the courts that he had resigned as director from Vihaan in August-September 2014 and thus had no links to the QNet franchisee thereafter. However, the application submitted to FDSA is dated 16 December 2015 and mentions V Srinivas Rao as head of operations of Vihaan.
    #financialterrorism #qnet #moneychain #qnetscam #directselling #qnetscamkerala
    #qnetindia #youth #scam #hyderabad #kerala #ernakulam #fraud #moneylaundering #colleges

  • Sk • Reply

    Wow Qnet, awesome it’s the bestest thing I am doing in my life. My dreams are coming true fast and thick.
    All bullshit these are the words used by these frauds to attract the innocent people. They are cunning bastards play with your emotions. On the name of trust and believe they take your hard earned money and give you a shit travel package.
    They ask you not to change your password so that they can easily transfer money from your portal with ease using some e cards.
    These qnet bastards keep you so much busy for at least one month, so that you won’t able to apply for refund of money.
    This Qnet is operating on mlm and pyramid scheam.

    Pls stay away from these frauds. They can be your friend, colouge or family members. They are brainwashed to cheat people.
    Stay away from Qnet and it’s IR’s.

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