• Report: #1085687

Complaint Review: ESL Forum Fraud ESLTeacherCafe.com, ESLCafe, TeachAway.com, TeachInChina.com, Teach Abroad.com, OnlineTEFL.com

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 19, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, September 19, 2013

  • Reported By: Bones — Phoenix Arizona
ESL Forum Fraud ESLTeacherCafe.com, ESLCafe, TeachAway.com, TeachInChina.com, Teach Abroad.com, OnlineTEFL.com
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ESL Forum, ESLTeacherCafe.com, ESLCafe, TeachAway.com, TeachInChina.com, Teach Abroad.com, OnlineTEFL.com Scam Warning About Average Salary Of Foreigners Teaching In China - ESL Forum Fraud ESLTeacherCafe.com, ESLCafe, TeachAway.com, TeachInChina.com, Teach Abroad.com, OnlineTEFL.com, Fake China Job Ads Spammed All Over The Internet By Unlicensed Agents Cite Bogus Salaries - Scam! Internet Spammers Cyber Space Internet

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 Public Warning for anyone thinking about teaching in China... Almost all the "teach In China" ads you will find online are not posted by actual employers. 99% of them are posted by scam agents and fake recruiters that are not licensed nor registered to do business in China.  They spam the internet with ads that cite low-ball salaries hoping to fool you that these super low salaries are "normal" for China.  They do this so they can take a job that pays $2,000 per month and repackage it and resell it to you for $1,000 a month and get you locked into a contract BEFORE you even come to China!  When you get to China you will learn the truth quickly but you will have no recourse until your contract ends.  Meanwhile, these sleazeball collect 50% of your salary!  To get the detail of this very common fraud visit www.ChinaScamBusters. [continued below]....

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To find out what the real salaries are you can visit: http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2013/06/china-foreign-teachers-suggested-hourly.html  and you may also want to read this New York Times article also    and this link which further confirms the reality of working in China: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/what-chinas-talking-about-today-why-arent-teachers-paid-more/255513/

Also do not believe any job ads that are posted at eslteachercafe.com (owned by Keith Curran) ESLCafe (owned by Dave Sperling) or any other ESL/TEFL forum that sells job placement services, visa or travel services, Chinese lessons, etc. These forums are business ventures that make more money when more people go to teach in China. They therefore hype and promote China to the max, when they know for a fact that China is one of the lowest paying countries in the world and has one of the highest abuse rates of teachers. Read these articles and find the truth that will never be found on these forums because it is simply NOT GOOD FOR BUSINESS!  This is why if yu post something negative about China as a user on their forums, you will get deleted, and eventually banned if you continue to post the truth.

http://open.salon.com/blog/china_business_central/2012/12/16/china_scam_recruiters_lure_foreign_teachers_with_hype_lies

http://www.zimbio.com/Beijing+China/articles/CWDbD8FdBB9/China+Foreign+Teachers+Say+Low+Salaries+Insulting

http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/articles/blogs-beijing/expat-life/scam-alert-foreign-teacher-fraud/

There is also another China teacher scam that is even more costly that is very easy to fall for... Identity Theft.  This starts with really great looking online ads that offer huge salaries of say $35,000 to $80,000 a year and is not limited to teaching positions.  Both foreigners and Chinese are behind these scams and they will tell you that you must submit scan copies of your passport, visa, photo,and of course your CV.  They tell you that you are on the short list of qualified candidates and tell you that you will get a Skype interview after you submit your documents, and then if that interview goes well, they will fly you to China at their expense for a meeting and second interview.  If you take the bait you are screwed.  There will be no interview.  When you call back to inquire, you will be told that unfortunately someone else was already hired!  A few months later you get a surprise visit from the police wanting to arrest you for credit card fraud. Got the picture?  If not, read these links here which explain in detail...

http://chinadailymailscam.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/the-china-daily-mail-scam-kenneth-craig-hill-exposed-explained/

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

Do your own homework and avoid all agents and recruiters in China and do not believe any ad found on an ESL/TEFL forum or on line. If you really want to teach in China, go directly to the school/university and speak with the Principal or HR office. You can google them on line or ask the China Foreign Teachers Union to help you.  NEVER gve copies of your passport or visa to anyone who is not an employee at the school you are applying. If you absolutely must use an agent be sure to protect yourself by sending the agent this form letter at the below link before you send them anything other than your resume.  If they refuse to fill in all the blanks, drop them like a hot coal and avoid further contact with them. Honest agents (there may be a handful in all of China) will not hesitate to provide you this information:

http://www.englishpost.com/data/attachment/forum/201303/15/172204rq6jrrzvqnnzhiir.jpg


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