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Non-Existent China School Scam Gets 89 Jailed

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  • Moonbeam
    13 November, 2014 at 16:17
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    This blew me away! I have never in my life seen anything like this in China. If I didn’t see it on the TV news I would not have believed it. Its funny how they pixelate the faces of the police officers but not the foreign teachers. I will never answer another a job ad that does not identify the employer!


    Basically a non existent school ran fake ads for fabulous non-existent jobs just to meet and arrest fake China teachers in Beijing. But you’ll never guess how they they got the idea to do this.

    15 November, 2014 at 1:33
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    Actually you should never send any resume to Echinacities.com and if you follow this tip you don’t have to worry about New World ESL – This here explains how the two are part of the same scam – and others.


    Also never send a resume to a web site where there is no company street address, and landline telephone number published that you can then verify through Google. Their are over a dozen of these fancy but anonymous websites and all are identity thieves phishing for personal data on foreigners working abroad, and not just teachers.

    11 May, 2017 at 16:28
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    These sting operations have been expanded over the past 2 years as you can see by the chart in this story.
    http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/china-visa-police-using-clever-sting-fake-job-ads-arrest-hundreds-foreign-esl-tefl-teachers. Personally I have no sympathy for the teachers who knew what the visa laws were and chose to ignore them. In America or the UK illegal migrant workers are also arrested and deported. I see no reason why China cannot do the same.

    But when people realize there is a story behind this crackdown they will understand it and maybe even support the arrests like I do. When you read this story, pretend yu are the mother (or father) of the little boy who finds out his English teacher fromAmerica cannot even spell correctly: http://www.realscam.com/f16/fake-tefl-certificates-diplomas-get-269-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-deported-4820/. On a scale of 1 to10 how angry would you be?

    Questions about contracts, expat labor rights, teachers requirements and visa laws for China are found at http://chinascamwatch.org

    18 May, 2017 at 6:34
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    There are loads of arrests happening right now and over the last two weeks. The Chinese cops are arresting hundreds of TEFL teachers caught using any fake document including police certificates, uni diplomas, and TEFL certificates. BTV News reported over 300 teachers were arrested in April. Yesterday there were three white cop vans with about 7 or 8 expat teachers in each van parked in the cop shop parking lot which is next to my GF’s apartment. It is finally hitting the fan with all these foreign teachers with fake credentials.

    Before applying for teaching jobs in China be sure to review http://chinascamwatch.org and the r/ChinaTEFL sub at Reddit so you don’t get screwed.

    15 February, 2018 at 3:42
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    I agree 200% with user Growler. It is now 2018 and this PSB undercover operation has actually been expanded. 7 of my teacher colleagues in China were arrested in 2017 and 6 of them were deported. The only thing that saved Harry (the one who did not get deported) was that he married a Chinese girl whose father was a government official and she was 5 months pregnant when Harry got arrested. There is a list of all the people being arrested at http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com and photographs of the arrests as well.

    This guy at tefl.net explains how the sting works… http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7434

    Don’t get ripped off working in China. Check out http://reddit.com/r/eslscams

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