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Kirk Phatumanun is one of the most untrustworthy and dishonest.

I find Kirks behaviour childish, unprofessional and gutless. He does not have the strength of character to answer my questions over pay (or lack of it) In fact I think I have seen more courage in the kindergarten than i have experienced with this guy.
Kirky, if you are reading (put the Big Mac down) please read the following very carefully, as you will find it useful in the future:

If you have something to say, or someone to rob, the professional, proper and polite cause of action is to contact the employee and say it, even if you are robbing them blind. Failure to do so will result in more and more teachers turning their backs on you and the demise of your tiny little empire. Very soon, even the great Father Phatumanun will turn his back on you- and you will be all alone.

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    quest123456789 Jun 28, 2020

    This is our official response from QUEST EDTECH, acknowledged by our legal department. The individual who wrote this article doesn't represent the truthful view and intentionally wrote an online statement that constitutes slander in the legal jurisdiction of Kingdom of Thailand. Our legal adviser has informed us that the company has the rights to pursue an investigation and those who have signed the company NDA will be contacted shortly to work with the Thai law enforcement in seeking resolution from this libel.

    Quest’s platform has been an accumulation of our proprietary work fused with the best of opensource software which is the best practice done by many best software companies around the world such as Facebook using PHP, Dev Mountain using Freecodecamp, and AWS using Linux. Our founder believes that through the work of opensource movement at the end our customers benefit truly open system that the company and the clients can build the future upon. Our founder has actively involved in the software infrastructure where the contribution of our past tech personnel including the ex CTO was minimal to the entire progress of the company as a well respected edtech company supported by government agencies.

    The technical specs that has been posted in this complaint board is protected by Nondisclosure Agreement with our current or past employee which they are still liable if release the information without the consent of the company in whole or in part. We have contacted the owner of this website and would like to notify those who are involved including the writer of this post that the company will prosecute such individual to the fullest extension of Thai laws. Everyone who has worked with QUEST got compensated with salary and contract payment during their contributions to the company, though some individuals might represent their short comings, we did our best to part way with them always with payment that our legal consul believes is reasonable. The company works closely with Thai government agencies in creating platform that benefit education of Thailand holistically without the pretense of investment opportunity for profit, overall, we have achieved our goal with great success with TED Fund, NIA and DEPA since the inception of the company.
    Quest Edtech is fully committed to the betterment of Thai Education System including both soft skill in language learning and enable the future generation of Thai students to the pathway.

    Please see our company growth from a reputable news source from around the SE Asia
    https://e27.co/edtech-requires-certain-distinct-support-thats-different-from-other-verticals-stormbreakers-pat-thitipattakul-20190429/
    https://www.depa.or.th/en/article-view/thailand-competitiveness-conference-2019-rethinking-future
    https://kr-asia.com/thai-edtech-startup-quest-raises-seed-funding-from-reapra-others
    https://www.matichon.co.th/publicize/news_2234626
    https://www.facebook.com/NIAAcademyTH/videos/600970287205456/
    https://www.facebook.com/NIAAcademyTH/videos/267211611047614/

    Education is a Journey
    QUEST EDTECH

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    Quest Edtech Jun 28, 2020
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    This is our official response from QUEST EDTECH, acknowledged by our legal department. The individual who wrote this article doesn't represent the truthful view and intentionally wrote an online statement that constitutes slander in the legal jurisdiction of Kingdom of Thailand. Our legal adviser has informed us that the company has the rights to pursue an investigation and those who have signed the company NDA will be contacted shortly to work with the Thai law enforcement in seeking resolution from this libel.

    Quest’s platform has been an accumulation of our proprietary work fused with the best of opensource software which is the best practice done by many best software companies around the world such as Facebook using PHP, Dev Mountain using Freecodecamp, and AWS using Linux. Our founder believes that through the work of opensource movement at the end our customers benefit truly open system that the company and the clients can build the future upon. Our founder has actively involved in the software infrastructure where the contribution of our past tech personnel including the ex CTO was minimal to the entire progress of the company as a well-respected edtech company supported by government agencies.

    The technical specs that has been posted in this complaint board is protected by Nondisclosure Agreement with our current or past employee which they are still liable if release the information without the consent of the company in whole or in part. We have contacted the owner of this website and would like to notify those who are involved including the writer of this post that the company will prosecute such individual to the fullest extension of Thai laws. Everyone who has worked with QUEST got compensated with salary and contract payment during their contributions to the company, though some individuals might represent their short comings, we did our best to part way with them always with payment that our legal consul believes is reasonable. The company works closely with Thai government agencies in creating platform that benefit education of Thailand holistically without the pretense of investment opportunity for profit, overall, we have achieved our goal with great success with TED Fund, NIA and DEPA since the inception of the company.
    Quest Edtech is fully committed to the betterment of Thai Education System including both soft skill in language learning and enable the future generation of Thai students to the pathway.

    Please see our company growth from other reputable news sources from around the SE Asia

    Education is a Journey
    QUEST EDTECH

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    Just some updates on Kirky (Kirk Pathumanun), he might stop scamming as a teacher agency since he's pivoted to do "Startup" companies that scammed investors/clients with open source products that just been "slapped" with his own QUEST logo. The followings are QUEST AC (https://quest.ac/) and REACH (https://reach.ac/) that claims to have revolutionized the way to learn coding with a real-time platform that he himself has claim that he has "created" it. Though in reality, all the products that have been advertised to investors/clients are open source projects that Kirky didn't even modify it to fit his startup companies (if you don't count replacing the open source brand with his own logo and brand name LOL).

    For example, the "Coding Curriculum" (https://quest.ac/coding-courses/) that he claimed that QUEST has created it for students are just rip off version of freeCodeCamp (https://www.freecodecamp.org/) with half-baked translated contents. (One tip if you click on "Ask for help" during the lesson it will redirect you to freeCodeCamp forum LOL) FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that has been provided "FREE" programming courses that can teach you from beginning levels to advanced levels since 2014, the source code for their interactive courses are also open-sourced (https://github.com/freeCodeCamp/freeCodeCamp); therefore, Kirky gets his hands on it and try to advertised it as his own product and scammed investors/clients for their money.

    Another interesting product that he's heavily advertised, the so-called "real-time platform that will allow a pathway to the digital literacy" is also an open-source project that got slapped with QUEST branding and marketizes it as "LearnSpace" (https://app.reach.ac/b) is basically a rip-off version of BigBlueButton Greenlight product (https://demo.bigbluebutton.org/gl), the user interfaces are basically the same! Kirky please at least try to change the color to match your brand identity like your proud "Coding Curriculum", oh I'm sorry! Heard that you can't even code simple things leave alone trying to understand complex open-source project to modify it to your own version, the "Coding Curriculum" has been mostly done by my friend that got scammed to work for FREE with the promise of getting paid with salary and HIGH valuation equity.

    These are just a tip of the iceberg of what this guy can do, my friend has endured with his childish behaviors and "unprofessional" methods while working with him. Kirky's method is hyping up his own companies by attending various pitching events and startup accelerators to look more legit and credible, recently he even has his own personal blog (https://kirkp.co/) to elevate his own ego. My intention of coming here to post this comment is for the hope that there will be no more investors/clients that got tricked by his methods as I just saw that he already got funding from a VC (https://www.techinasia.com/quest-raises-seed-funding-reapra). I repeated everything he said are lies, there are no real products that have been created by him, there is no team under him, it's mainly him and his wife. No one can work with him as you can see from all the previous comments in this thread.

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    Quest Edtech Jun 28, 2020
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    @user2136322 Hello,

    This is our official response from QUEST EDTECH, acknowledged by our legal department. The individual who wrote this article doesn't represent the truthful view and intentionally wrote an online statement that constitutes slander in the legal jurisdiction of Kingdom of Thailand. Our legal adviser has informed us that the company has the rights to pursue an investigation and those who have signed the company NDA will be contacted shortly to work with the Thai law enforcement in seeking resolution from this libel.

    Quest’s platform has been an accumulation of our proprietary work fused with the best of opensource software which is the best practice done by many best software companies around the world such as Facebook using PHP, Dev Mountain using Freecodecamp, and AWS using Linux. Our founder believes that through the work of opensource movement at the end our customers benefit truly open system that the company and the clients can build the future upon. Our founder has actively involved in the software infrastructure where the contribution of our past tech personnel including the ex CTO was minimal to the entire progress of the company as a well respected edtech company supported by government agencies.

    The technical specs that has been posted in this complaint board is protected by Nondisclosure Agreement with our current or past employee which they are still liable if release the information without the consent of the company in whole or in part. We have contacted the owner of this website and would like to notify those who are involved including the writer of this post that the company will prosecute such individual to the fullest extension of Thai laws. Everyone who has worked with QUEST got compensated with salary and contract payment during their contributions to the company, though some individuals might represent their short comings, we did our best to part way with them always with payment that our legal consul believes is reasonable. The company works closely with Thai government agencies in creating platform that benefit education of Thailand holistically without the pretense of investment opportunity for profit, overall, we have achieved our goal with great success with TED Fund, NIA and DEPA since the inception of the company.
    Quest Edtech is fully committed to the betterment of Thai Education System including both soft skill in language learning and enable the future generation of Thai students to the pathway.

    Please see our company growth from a reputable news source from around the SE Asia
    https://e27.co/edtech-requires-certain-distinct-support-thats-different-from-other-verticals-stormbreakers-pat-thitipattakul-20190429/
    https://www.depa.or.th/en/article-view/thailand-competitiveness-conference-2019-rethinking-future
    https://kr-asia.com/thai-edtech-startup-quest-raises-seed-funding-from-reapra-others
    https://www.matichon.co.th/publicize/news_2234626
    https://www.facebook.com/NIAAcademyTH/videos/600970287205456/
    https://www.facebook.com/NIAAcademyTH/videos/267211611047614/

    Education is a Journey
    QUEST EDTECH

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    JayEyeKay Jul 09, 2019
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    Is this [censored] still about?

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    somying Aug 22, 2015
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    Latest update...

    I think they're on to him. His face looks exactly like the Bangkok bomber...

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    smartkurvescam Oct 31, 2014

    Any update on this Scamming guy ? I see a post from September 14 2014, Its staggering that this sort of person is still in business with education in Thailand, Says it all about the country http://www.mathlessons.com/show/2551

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    somying Jan 12, 2014
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    Quote: ""I, too, was cheated for over 45, 000 Bhat by Smart Kurve (Kirk Pathumanun). I encourage all teachers who were cheated and abused by this company to continue to speak the truth and discredit his reputation so that he cannot inflict any more harm in his own country and to any future teachers PLEASE PLEASE do not sign a contract with this man. I'm pretty sure he has a drug abuse problem as I can see no other rational reason why a man would be this corrupt, stealing thousands of baht from educators educating children in his own country than drugs. After all, you know what they say, "cocaine is a hell of a drug". ""

    That's a lot of money. A sad truth by now that still teachers end up with this job agency looking for work in Thailand. I'll bet you informed the school about this issue and I'll bet the school paid kirk pathumanun anyway?! Nice business for both. they don't loose more money and they don't do more work...or at least not more work than normal. The teacher is doing alllllllllllllllll the work and doesn't get a dime! The agent makes money, or even very good money, the school just pays the agent from their budget they normally would have anyway (some tea-money for the director for keeping agent) or they keep the money if a teacher is fired after doing work directly with the school. We should in the first place never choose an agency and before we start at a school we should check it out online. I hope you do but probably you will never see that money again.

    NES Teacher for MEP Subjects Bangkok, Thailand - quest language scam
    This is yet another attempt to dupe English teachers out of their money!
    Easy to hide behind the back of father Suwit Khunkitti who doesn't seem to mind a lot anyway coz he's gettin something out of it too. Most Thais don't care about foreigners getting scammed but they scream murder if you post something online!
    Goodluck and keep us informed.

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    somying Jan 09, 2014
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    A case study in effective management. Or mismanagement. A comedy of errors that just ain't all that funny. Or that might be funny if it weren't true. An extraordinary situation that is sadly not unique. The reverse of the ฿100 note pictures King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) freeing the slaves, but not everybody in Thailand has heard the news. Actual E-Mails from SmartKurve...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhLvvY0RNJY

    ;-)

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    somying Jan 03, 2014
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    Websites used for scam teaching jobs at schools or universities in and around Bangkok Thailand:

    www.esl-jobs-forum.com
    www.eslemployment.com
    www.ajarnjobspace.com
    www.esljobfeed.com
    teachingandjobs.com
    www.eslhq.com
    bangkok.craigslist.co.th/edu/
    www.seriousteachers.com

    SmartKurve Education Services and SmartKurve (Thailand) Company Limited Together with an expert team of Information Technology and academic veterans, her vision is to establish an institution where world- class education, knowledge and innovation meet; thus the company was founded from these following principles. SmartKurve believes in educational development that benefits all communities within our society. Together with many other respectable lecturers and professors from both public and private universities throughout Thailand, SmartKurve provides superior turn-key educational services from Kindergartens to the University level. Our company also provides many other professional services: tutoring, educational workshop, educational camps and many other activities for both public institutions and corporate clients with great determination and commitment to educational excellence.

    Want to teach in Thailand but don’t know where to start? Want to travel and earn some money? Want to gain memorable experience in amazing Thailand?
    Edknovate, Axiom Recruitment, MEPPLUS, Double trouble Knowledge, Quest of Quality Club, ESLThailand.com, Smartkurve, Sara wittaya School, Streesmutprakan School,
    They are seeking Desperate Naive English Speakers to teach for little or no money whilst lining their pockets without any consequence.

    Compensation starts with a 'C' and ends with an 'N'. So does the word 'CON'.

    Well said whoever you are!

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    somying Jan 02, 2014
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    Happy New Year Porky F****r

    Starting the year with scamming Kirky?

    Seems so on bangkok.craigslist.co.th/edu/

    Somebody posted like 10 warnings: ESL Thailand.

    Please be aware of this company, I worked for this company up until last month when they were using the name QUEST CLUB. I was never paid, along with other teachers, Only after taking up employment did i realise that this has happened to all other teachers. They are now using the name ESLThailand.

    They are advertising to work at many schools, I worked at a school in SIAMSQUARE named CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL, and in one year 17 teachers left because they were never paid. Yes it is a top tier school but that makes no different when you are not being paid.

    Please be aware of KIRK pathumanun or phatumanun, the owner and scam artist.

    There are over 30 teachers currently signed up to a labour office court case against him because of never being paid.

    Location: Bangkok
    30 Teachers!!! WORLD RECORD SCAMMER!

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    wittlefish Dec 14, 2013

    Haha. What 'Bradwurst' posted about what Kirk has now written in regards to what I guess would be his mission statement for that new ### company named "Quest", is laughable. "Quest Club supports all students in the pursuit of academic excellence, social responsibility, respect for others, and a passion fruit for lifelong learning." HA! "RESPECT FOR OTHERS"????? You mean like the way you respected all these previous people as well as myself some years ago and threatened us with lawyers, as well as police and immigration action and arrest??
    Keep that anger comin' Kirk. We'll just keep on a'postin'

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    wittlefish Dec 14, 2013

    Haha. What Bradwurst posted about what Kirk has now written in regards to what I guess would be his mission statement for that new ### company named "Quest", is laughable. "Quest Club supports all students in the pursuit of academic excellence, social responsibility, respect for others, and a passion fruit for lifelong learning." HA! "RESPECT FOR OTHERS"????? You mean like the way you respected all these previous people as well as myself some years ago and threatened me with lawyers, as well as police and immigration action and arrest??
    Keep that anger comin' Kirk. We'll just keep on a'postin'

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    somying Nov 02, 2013
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    Ajarn.com forum members seem to have a lot of questions about schools and agents but they can't find out who where why and what?! Ajarnforum.net doesn't allow complaints about schools or agents so we need to help these teachers find our postings etc...lets connect the dots...

    Some user comments from Ajarn forum Thailand:
    "What is the name of the scam agency or education scam?"
    "It's nice to be informed about experiences such as this and it would be even more helpful to know what agency is being discussed here"
    "Is that Thai School Watch - Black list still in operation?"
    "There's an agency in Bkk which has moved it's small office 3 times in a year. hiding from certain authorities. The incredible fact is schools use this agency knowing how it treats its teachers, simply because it offers the cheapest price in the bidding for the contract. And when a teacher quit from the agency, without giving notice because of being underpaid, the agency was able to freeze their bank account because it had given the teacher a letter to help open the account. Incredible Thailand"
    "A job placement agency owes me almost a month's salary and they don't answer my phone"
    "Similar thing happened to a friend. Was the agency's name a three letter acronym by any chance?"
    "Situation is dont say anything about agencies on ajarn.com, even if you dont mention the name"
    "this seems to be the crux of the problem. A little research on this site would have turned up the foul nature of many teacher recruitment agencies. This is not a city for the naive farang"
    "So let me just get this straight. You signed a contract to work at a school that you hadn't even seen?"
    "If you were on a tourist visa he is blowing smoke out his ### and trying to extort his lost fee from you (easier than him finding a replacement so he can get paid (and the chance for double payment))"
    "There is an agency near my home, that is very famous for making treats to those who work for them"
    "what's with all the anger???...no need to "tell him" anything...just move along and find another job..."
    "Was the contract both in Thai and English?"
    "I would print those e-mails and mail them to the Ministry of Education, asking for verification of the agent's standing (is he licensed?)"
    "And you're being screwed by an agency? Good luck with going to MoL, they wont give you much help, so its the lawyer route and that will cost you as much as you are trying to recover"
    "Over the years, I've had some kind of pay issue at every school I was. One school thought they might get away with not paying for October. The contract said x months times xx k Baht. Took a few days. They tried to settle for "half pay"."
    "It gets tricky when some director personally grabs the cash. It's a government village school. I quit and am now involving the district office. They have an attorney"
    "Of course, my contract is with the agency, not the school and as such, my salary is in no way dependent on the school"

    Just Google "Thai education scam" or "Asian education scam" or "Fake job agencies" etc...

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    somying Oct 29, 2013
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    The teacher placement agency is that of ‘Smartkurve’ or as one of its other aliases ‘ESLThailand’, ‘MEPPLUS’, ‘Edknovate’ and ‘Axiom Recruitment’.
    All are run by and individual known as Kirk Phatumanum who has built up the unenviable reputation of scamming foreign teacher which is so prolific that it has forced him to change the company name on several occasions.
    In a recent investigation it now looks like Kirk Phatumanum now has yet another set of companies; including ‘Double Knowledge’ and ‘Quest Club’ but there might be more.
    During the investigation we took a look at complaintsboard website which details a number of very disgruntled, angry and disillusioned foreign teachers; all of whom have had dealings with Kirk Phatumanum and his scam.

    Website meebal.com/foreign-teacher-scam-thailand/

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    A Simple Man Sep 03, 2013

    This is the same guy,

    FTC Educational services — Bad employee

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    somying Aug 23, 2013
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    Lucky for Thais it doesn't really matter if names are registered or not...so many companies don't have their name registered! Although Kirky stands out a bit these days. He must be a natural scammer?! It's in his blood, or i guess it runs in the family? He thinks he can do anything and everything and get away with it...actually it seems he can but it is getting harder with his name and picture and company info posted online literally everywhere, but then again there is mister Suwit Khunkitti giving a helping hand u know ;-) If Kirk is angry that people post his everyday move online that's just stupid because even a monkey knows he had it coming...good for us that there are so many complaint sites! Keep on jerking Kirky Phatumanun...we keep on posting...people keep on reading. Nice to have his Thai ID online now.

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    user1306117 Aug 22, 2013

    Thanks for the info Somying, we need to reveal as much info about this fraudulent company as possible. Although i have actually recieved documents that seem to suggest that Smartkurve and Edknovate are actually registered companies, though, who knows, they could be forgeries. I know that a lawyer has also been provided with this information, i will post here when i hear of any updates. Also, here is this guy's ID:

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    somying Aug 18, 2013
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    Hey Suwit Khunkitti ... wake-up bro!
    Do you know Kirk Phatumanun?
    Your little boy is running one of the biggest scams in Bangkok!
    Ahhh yes i forgot, you're in the deal as well ;-)
    Hmm maybe you are the scam yourself?! You just let your son take the heat, smart man!
    Hope you're happy with your name online, here for everybody to read!
    Keep on scamming...keep on reading...keep on posting!!!
    Fake school, neglected son, rich parents, no respect for anything but a real scam!

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    somying Aug 17, 2013
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    Message on bangkok.craigslist:
    They will hold back your money from you and refuse to issue a work permit or even help you fill out the paperwork and so on. The list goes on from other people who have been screwed by this so called agency and Kirk Phatumanun so called owner and director.
    The reason why I am writing is that we are investigating an ESL placement agency here in Bangkok, Thailand using your name. Actually, they've been using three names EDKNOVATE, SMARTKURVE and AXIOM RECRUITMENT.
    EDKNOVATE CO., LTD
    916/13-14 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Sukhumvit
    Khlong Toei Nuea
    Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
    Tel: [protected], [protected]
    www.edknovate.com

    SMARTKURVE
    916/13-14 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Sukhumvit
    Khlong Toei Nuea
    Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
    Email: infoatmartkurve.com
    Tel & Fax: [protected], [protected]
    Mobile: [protected], [protected]
    Web: http://www.smartkurve.com/

    SMARTKURVE LLC (U.S.A)
    5300 Edina Industrial Blvd Suite 100 Edina, Mn. 55439
    Web: http://www.smartkurve.com/

    AXIOM RECRUITMENT,
    916/13-14 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Sukhumvit
    Khlong Toei Nuea
    Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
    Tel: [protected], [protected]

    At the request of other ESL placement agencies and Teaching job boards here in Thailand. We have been asked to investigate this company to see it is legit and legal, and is anyway a sub-contractor or a franchise of yours as they claim to be. Some of the main reasons is the director of three of the above recruitment agencies Kirk Phatumanun a citizen of Thailand has received a lot of complaints about his business practices, from extortion, to theft of personal property, miss leading advertisement, threats against schools, teachers and other staff members.
    We have contacted governmental offices in the state of Minnesota to verify his Limited Liability corporation registration and received a response form one of the staff members about it not even being registered! Furthermore we contacted the city where their other business is believed to be registered, and there is no listing.

    Next was Exact Academy...and now: fraudulent job or teacher agent or agency Quest or Quest language center or school?! Amazing Thailand!

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    bradwurst Aug 16, 2013

    kirk pathumanun's axiom, edknovate, smartkurve, exact academy...quite a list and just one scam...oooops one missing: new fraudulent job or teacher agent or agency QUEST

    Quest Language Center? NES Teachers for Language Centers in Bangkok
    Quest Club supports all students in the pursuit of academic excellence, social responsibility, respect for others, and a passion fruit for lifelong learning. Our school is committed to seeing every student fail to achieve the excellence required for college and career, and sack teachers without pay, we'll be so rich!!!
    We are seeking young vibrant instructors from native English speaking countries from Great Britain, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to join our two newly established learning centers in Bangna and Sathorn Area. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and are not over 45 years old. No teaching experience is required but TEFL/TESOL or other equivalent qualifications are given special salary reductions ala kirk pathumanun-style...
    Please send in your details at [email protected] www.questkidszone.com tel: [protected] Skype [protected]
    Employment Criteria and other bladibla...read more on teachingthailand.com
    and facebook.com/questlanguage website...seems they just moved in! Confirm please...

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    DooWop222 Aug 06, 2013

    I'm assuming you will read this Kirk since its obvious you have been on here taunting other teachers of whom you have not paid either:
    Kirk, your fat podgy pig cheeks, your big bulbus eyes protruding from your face and your steamed up cheap glasses make you look like an upright constipated geek lizard being given electro-shock treatment. Not only are you extremely ugly, but you have no emotions and you are stupid - you don't excel in any category (yes a born loser). I just wanted to express how pleased i am that two prominent schools in Bangkok broke the contract with your "company"; (haha) Smartkurve today. I am also pleased to inform you that we teachers have secured jobs directly with the school now, so u aint getting any more from us. Enjoy the money you stole off us Kirk, but know that we are excited about an idea one of us has to expose you as a fraud (yes we have contacts). Do you ever care to think about the effect you have had on so many people? right down to the students (i.e. for weeks they sit in the class with no teacher)? I mean, i couldn't live with that guilt, and i don't know anyone that could. Anyway, im glad its all over now, and i can get back to teaching - you know, an actual job that benefits the community - and you can go back to stealing money from teachers and encouraging corruption in the education system in Thailand. Hmmm on second thoughts, maybe i have been a little too insensitive towards you Kirk, i mean, who knows, you could have been abused as a child, maybe you need to see a psychologist, here, i'll refer you to a clinic, i know their website: www.smartpsychologists.com/kirkisabigfatuglywanker

    **By the way, Kirk's new fraudulent agency is called QUEST.

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    somying Jun 14, 2013
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    About kirk pathumanun's axiom, edknovate, smartkurve, exact academy.
    Update from website eslteachersunited about schoolReview of smartkurve;

    ""Due to a request made on May 28th, 2013 from SmartKurve, we have removed their original logo and replaced it with the above.
    We are not required to do so but after 3 emails and a phone call from, who we assume was, Kirk himself we have adjusted the image""

    Seems Captain Kirk is trying to get his ### removed from thai related websites...good. Shows us to mainly use websites not related and or hosted in thailand...lets post another logo here :-)

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    wittlefish May 18, 2013

    I'll have to write another post in the near future about this mischievous newborn named 'Exact Academy'. It won't do anything if I don't write something otherwise it will not be flagged and still be a scam. Thanks for the update 'smartkurveliars' and 'somying' for your recent info.

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    somying May 14, 2013
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    So now we have kirk pathumanun's axiom, edknovate, smartkurve, exact academy...quite a list and just one scam...still operating today!

    Nice to connect the keywords together, it'll look nice in google ;-)

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    smartkurveliars May 13, 2013

    Now they are advertisiing as EXACTACADEMY, beware this is the same scam agency, , Smartkurve run by Kirk pathumwnan

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    @smartkurvecheats May 13, 2013

    there is now a Twitter page where you can add all your tweets about the cheating ### head Kik, He lost some big Contracts in last 2 months

    @smartkurvecheat

    Keep posting

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    wittlefish May 07, 2013

    Haha. To 'smartkurveliars', about the incident going after someone with a baseball bat? Yup. That's Kirkyboy all right as was the user who posted right before you identified as 'esllosers'.
    Kirk, it's more just pure entertainment to see the same comments by all your various screen names again and again. You can't think of anything else to say except be like a broken record and repeat baseless threats over and over and over. Ooooo. We're really scared of your 'traditional' threat of police action. You know how many times I've seen this comment since 2010? Classless Kirk. Just classless.

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    butteryfly Apr 30, 2013

    Wow how disgusting is this Kirk guy! He's digging his own grave by posting insane, abusive, threatening and immature comments on here about teachers who express dissatisfaction with him (which is their RIGHT to do!). No one in their right mind would ever sign a contract with him after googling his company and then seeing the craziness he posted online. All he's accomplished is to prove that these teachers' accusations are true. I've never had any personal contact with smartkurve, but former smartkurve teachers will be happy to hear that their campaign against the agency is working because since moving to Bangkok recently I have been warned 3 separate times (once by a teacher and twice by 2 different agencies I interviewed with) to stay away from smartkurve AT ALL COSTS and that they are the worst scam agency they have ever known to exist.

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    somying Apr 02, 2013
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    Billy said he isn't a teacher and doesn't care.

    I said this topic has nothing to do with you so why don't you just stay away?

    Try to read and understand silly girl.

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    somying Apr 02, 2013
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    Jesus take it easy Tasha, have a beer...i mean milk sorry.

    You made a typo b.t.w.

    and both you and sbilly are trolling!

    Kids...

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    sbilly Apr 02, 2013
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    Thanks for helping spreading THE WORD...owwwww you said some about Kirk. Now he's going to get you!!!

    I have examples, I have examples, I have examples...you sure do tasha 14 years. Use them against me, be a troll...feels good right? Arghhhhhh

    Print them out and hang it up in your bedroom...under your pillow! SCREAM baby...

    Do it for everybody here. Ill post some more mistakes ok? You're a hero.

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    sbilly Apr 02, 2013
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    No offense but after reading your review i found a ... tasha!!! (guess what!)

    So...you cannot write and you cannot read...but again who cares. You are one of the illiterates in your country it seems!?

    Don't pollute the database with your useless comments and others (me) will follow!

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    smartkurveliars Mar 24, 2013

    And two teachers will come forward to tell of a time when they went to get their salary owed, after many weeks with holding, at an office, a certain person came down with a baseball bat threatening them

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    esllosers Mar 24, 2013

    Thank you for confirming your identity we will pass your personal information to the police. Have a great day

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    smartkurveliars Mar 24, 2013

    So "sympathytoesllosers: you know the names? You must be either The Fraudster and illegal Pathumwan . or one of his revolving subordinates, Just remember we havent finished with your business and this webpage is only one of our outlets, I for one will NEVER let this drop.

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    smartkurveliars Mar 24, 2013

    Teachers refer to the schools and get them to take action.Fact is they are complicit with the agency, (smartkurve) They KNOW teachers are cheated, Directors and heads of dept get kickbacks for awarding contracts to agency it's just how the system works in Corrupt thailand

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    smartkurveliars Mar 24, 2013

    sympathytoesllosers.. Really Tosser, ? Working for a international language school. So you know our names? Must be either Kirk the Illegal cheater or one of his ###. Just remember we arent finished with their cheating and this page is just "ONE" outlet

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    threecheesesoup Mar 23, 2013

    Wow, the agent is actually taunting the people he ripped off!...just wow! Anybody reading this please try and share it far and wide..make this agency parasite's reputation viral.

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    sympathytoesllosers Mar 23, 2013

    pathetic fools nothing is going to change, you are all worthless parasite that hide in the profession of teaching. If you would have any real skills you wouldn't be stuck here, Mark Shane, Darren Hamilton and Narett Winn LOL

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    Compl Smartkurve Mar 20, 2013

    Here's the joke, he tries to make out there's a legal department, and an HR department, when it is quite clear from the poor standard of his English that both make the same basic grammatical and vocabulary errors.

    I also urge ANYBODY thinking about taking up a post with this guy to steer WELL clear. He is not beyond violence, he seems to come across as a psychopath and if you upset him he threatens legal action and even throws paedophile accusations around out of pure spite. Contact schools directly. Please do not touch this guy's agency. Please note there is now a subreddit http://www.reddit.com/r/TEFLBlacklist

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