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Read this before sending or uploading your resume for China TEFL teacher jobs

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  • China Scam Patrol
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    7 July, 2017 at 5:45
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    Dear TEFL/ESL Teachers interested in China jobs…

    In 2012 we exposed echinacities.com for selling resumes they received from teachers around the world to resume brokers and people who were identity thieves that Echinacities management claimed “fooled us, because they pretended to be resume brokers.” Later this was found not to be the case when this appeared online http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com.

    We then investigated further into the ownership and structure of the company and we learned the owner was a member of the Chinese communist party even though he was a Canadian citizen. He then illegally bought Chinese citizenship and lied about being a Canadian so he could remain in the Chinese Communist Party. His Chinglish name is George Xu although his real legal Chinese name is still a guarded secret.

    George also owns Sinocities.com. George used his websites to allow the sale of animal parts of endangered species like tiger penis, bear bile, elephant ivory tusks, etc. an received a lot of heat and publicity from animal rights activists. So because he kept getting linked to echinacities which earns about 40% of its income from job placements, he created a new entity registered as ChinaExpat.cn to fool more people into sending their resumes for China jobs. Almost half of the jobs advertised on all three websites DO NOT EXIST are there only as bait for teachers to upload their resumes which quickly become sales leads. We published this article in 2014 to warn ESL & TEFL teachers all over the world about the risks associated with these companies https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/echinacities-com-can-they-be-trusted-to-keep-your-resume-many-china-foreign-teachers-claim-fake-job-and-id-theft-scam/.

    There is no reason to believe that the new ChinaExpat.cn website will be operated any more honestly than echinacities.com especially since they share the same office and staff members. The Beijing police told us “It is probably no coincidence that roughly one-third of the foreigners who reported identity theft in 2016, also claimed they sent resumes to echinacities.” You are all urged to be highly suspect of all three websites own by Mr. Xu and conduct your own due diligence accordingly.


    For current news about China scams you can check the CFTU or CTA blacklists or visit http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral. Remember to read thrice and sign once!

    Sanchez
    Participant
    17 July, 2017 at 3:36
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    Thanks. I started using this advice I saw at the CFTU website and so far it works great. I just need to ask 7 questions before I waste my time with a trip for a job interview http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-scam-artists


    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.

    Laowai Lao Shi
    Participant
    18 July, 2017 at 1:07
    • Total posts: 26

    I suggest everyone here takes a quick trip to http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral for a reality check.


    Want to teach in China? Great, but be sure to check http://reddit.com/r/ChinaTEFL first! Plenty of surprises for all!

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