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  • Why Not?
    Participant
    30 September, 2014 at 9:57
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    If you every wondered why you get so much spam after sending your resume to Echinacities.com the mystery was solved by China Scam Patrol and a former CTA investigator who were tipped off by a former ECC moderator named "traveler".

    Apparently in order to apply for any of the ESL/TEFL jobs advertised at Echinacities.com, you send in your photo and resume and then ECC posts it on line without telling you. Then anyone who is interested in you can buy your resume – including identity thieves. Here is the story in full:

    Read it and be your own judge. http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=620902 Whether ECC is knowingly selling your information to scumbags or not makes very little difference if the cops want you to pay for bogu credit cards someone got in your name!


    Know before you go to take a new teaching job by checking http://reddit.com/r/eslscams.

    CFTU
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    1 October, 2014 at 4:16
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    Reply To: Beware of Echinacities resume scam China Foreign Teachers

    To be fair to ECC… It clearly says right on their home page with a button that "To Post Your Resume Online" so people cannot claim ignorance if they do not bother to read.

    Also we cannot be sure that they knowingly sell resumes to identity thieves because such criminals are not going to introduce themselves as "ID thieves". How do gun owners really know who is buying their gun in a private sale? It is much the same problem here.

    Having said the above however, we are not in favor of any resumes being bought, sold, nor traded unless all the personal information except an email address is sanitized and the job applicant gives his consent for third party disclosure. Hopefully the folks at ECC will implement this safeguard soon.


    Before accepting any teaching job in China, please visit http://www.ChinaScamBusters.com Know Before You Go and get a free copy of China’s labor laws from the CFTU (Just request by email)

    Moonbeam
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    9 October, 2014 at 4:37
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    Reply To: Beware of Echinacities resume scam China Foreign Teachers

    This is a lot worse than you think. Echinacities was also caught selling ad space to animal poachers selling rhino horn, parts of bears, tigers, and ivory not just fake job ads from scam companies. See this http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com

    big bird
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    13 October, 2014 at 0:49
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    After just now reading your thread here about Echinacities.com, (it was great timing as I was just about to upload my resume to them this afternoon), I decided to check around on google because my ex was hit with a $6,500 identity theft within a year of arriving in China and it made his life miserable. He actually spent more on a lawyer to fix the mess than the amount of the credit card fraud.

    Anyway what a surprise I found that maybe Sinocities, according to scam.com is part of the Echinacities mess.
    http://www.realscam.com/f8/sinocities-part-echinacities-foreign-teacher-job-identity-theft-scam-3505/#post77344

    I would not usually give these things a second thought but I also found this article linked to the ECC fiasco. Thank God ESLBase has a good rep online.

    http://open.salon.com/blog/china_business_central/2013/03/13/phony_china_recruiters_now_target_5000_expats_monthly_1

    I wonder if the Chinese cops even try to nail these people or just laugh at us for being such dummies?

    Growler
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    19 January, 2015 at 16:25
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    Reply To: Beware of Echinacities resume scam China Foreign Teachers

    This is serious sh*t. If this happened back home they would be shut down and the owners would be doing at least five or 10 years in prison. In China they get a token fine and a "warning"!

    But after reading the China Scam Patrol report I see the owner is a CCP member and that explains the slap on the wrist http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com

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