Beware of these Top 20 Scam artists if you plan to teach English in China

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  • China Teachers Alliance
    23 October, 2020 at 14:59
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    Since 2008, teaching English in China has become a lucrative profession or a virtual nightmare depending on whether or not you are able to evade the many scams that target foreign teachers, especially the new arrivals. If you do not have time to read the many China scam reporting sites, at least take 5 minutes to know who to avoid when looking for your next teaching job in China.


    18 December, 2020 at 9:58
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    This is good to know. Thanks for this!

    31 December, 2020 at 19:58
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    The link that OP gave is a bit outdated. The problem is that although all 20 of those scammers are still cheating teachers left and right the problem is that these 20 people know they have been exposed and started using a bunch of alias names! So now there are more than 100 different names being used to lure you into their traps so if you want an updated warning list go to Reddit and visit these subs…


    You can also go to Ruqqus and visit the /+TEFLBlacklist guild. There may be others as well but these are the ones I use to stay out of the spider’s web. Happy New Year to all of you, wherever you may be teaching.

    21 January, 2021 at 17:24
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    2021 China TEFL Teacher Job UPDATE

    2021 China TEFL Teacher Job UPDATE: Because of the COVID situation world-wide and the various border lock-downs, unemployed job applicants have become more desperate and gullible than ever to get work abroad The Scam artists know this and are now more aggressive than ever before. I have been living and working in China for 7 years now. Here are three things you must remember to avoid getting ripped off for big bucks and getting stuck in China without a place to stay or work…

    1) Do not pay any up -front fees of any kind

    2) Give only your first name on resumes like “P.aul J12” and never your date of birth, and only provide a black and white copy of your passport, UNTIL you receive the name of the employer and that employer is not only SAIC and SAFEA registered, but that you call and speak with the principal or international office and confirm they are hiring.

    3) Do not fly to China without first having two things in your hands. This is a MUST:

    (a) A signed and sealed original hard-copy of your contract in English stating that your are being hired as a FULL TIME teacher at a specific school and location, at a specific monthly salary, and what your specific housing will be. This document must have the name and signature of the principal (not an agent) and the official red seal of the school.

    (b) A Z visa (Work visa) obtained from an invitation letter issued BY THE SAME SCHOOL listed on your contract, not a third party or you will have a 50% chance of being arrested, jailed for 30 days and the deported.

    If you want to know WHY the above is absolutely essential. visit this link and know that 4 of my teacher colleagues were victims in the last 2 years and they lost thousands of dollars without ever getting the jobs they were offered.

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