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Is Laowai Career Job Center in Beijing China Legit or Scam?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:52 am    Post subject: Is Laowai Career Job Center in Beijing China Legit or Scam? Reply with quote

Their web site is minimal and they appear to be new on the China job scene. But I cannot find their name listed with SAFEA or on the SAIC business database in any tier 1 city in China. Anyone know anything about these guys? Are they Chinese, foreigners, and where is their office located? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:01 am    Post subject: NAME REMOVED is China Scam Artist with Laowai Career Center Reply with quote

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The short answer is RUN! This is just another one of the many China scams set up by that Russain con artist Name removed. Here is his last scam that had so many people fooled with all of his fake testimonials and "independent reviews" that turned out to be bought..

Other past scams this guy created in China over the last ten years included Getin2China (a black visa scam that the cops finally shut down),
ChinaJobExpress (selling fake university degrees), Gi2c (selling you the right to work for free at an illegal China internship), Wiseway Global Education (charging huge fees to get you enrolled in a university when all he did was fill out enrollment applications that you can do yourself for free online). And now his latest creation is this Laowai Career China job agency scam.

Anything with the name Name removed in it in China will certainly be a scam guys. Read here for more info and a photo of his veteran scam team, one of whom I met at a pub in Beijing 3 years ago and she bragged about how much money she made and even admitted that half the stuff she told people was made up so they would sign up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject: Scam: On China Job Fraud using 5 company names to advertise! Reply with quote

I was looking for some other information on a training center in China when I came across three identical ads that went to three different companies. I clicked on each one and then realized this one scam artist operates the same China Job and internship scheme under 5 different company names and has a ten year history of doing it in China!

This is proof that not all the people scamming foreigners in China are NOT Chinese so wake up people!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These creeps are super slick. They really pretend to care about your "future career in China" but my friend used them to apply for a job and she discovered that although their main office is in Beijing, they tell people it is in Hangzhou where they have a shared office with a Chinese language company "That's Mandarin". They are "cooperators" and the language company puts out really optimistic articles about working in China and then finds a way to embed a link to Laowai Career Center and then the sales reps at LCC will say "look at all the good things people say about us"! I know because I fell for it - once when the same people were running the Getin2China visa scam in 2010, (The language company may or may not be in on the scam - we don't know for sure).

My friend found these people by replying to a job ad for a "PR Specialist". When she went for the interview she met the handsome Russian guy mentioned in the OP. He offered her 12,000 a month to write blogs promoting his company and "great fun working in China". He claimed he had three full time writers doing this now and one had to go back to the States for medical treatment. She almost took the job until he told her that she was never allowed to mention foreign teachers getting arrested in China which made her suspicious and then he told her that she would also have to write articles about his "other company Gi2c". So when she went home that night she googled the "other company" and called me for some advice. I told her what I read at and other scam warning sites. Thankfully, my very talented friend did not take the job or she would have been part of the fraud and not even know it.

BTW... here is one of the wonderful but false articles that he showed her as "an example" of what he wanted, and he claimed that he himself wrote this article "". Any TEFL or ESL teacher working in China today will tell you staright away that foreign teachers are the lowest paid expats working in China. Even a marketing specialist at Lenovo where my ex works makes 27,000 amonth compared to 15,000 for an average English teacher. So they use one lie to sell another lie. Here is the truth my friends: and also here at this link: (China pay charts)

Over the last 5 years, the pay for teachers has only gone up 10% while housing costs jumped almost 30%. The pay of professionals working in China has increased more than 20%. If you fall for the BS sold by Laowai Career Center, you will find yourself trapped with a roommate or two just to survive in China economically. I live here in China now for almost 6 years. I know what I am talking about. I stayed because my husband opened a small restaurant that provides us a comfortable life - except for the damn pollution.

Teaching in China is only suitable for a young person without any debts who just wants to have some fun for a year and get a China job on their international resume. YOU WILL NOT SAVE ANY MONEY IN CHINA unless you are very frugal. As for a "career" in China? Read what the job recruiters will never ever tell you:

If you can handle the truth, come have fun in China, enjoy the food, see the incredible Great Wall, but read this first: because it is so easy to be screwed over by a job recruiter who creates his own hype, testimonials, reviews, and now even "third party" blogs.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Why China job applicants need to avoid Laowai Career Center Reply with quote

No comments required. Just read...

Now read this great testimonial from a LCC client;

Smile China... a little bit of heaven and hell in just one place!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: This company cheats foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers in China Reply with quote

Two weeks ago, I actually met the owner if this company at Annie's Restaurant in Beijing - a Russian guy named Y***. He is the biggest braggart I met in China (so far at least) and when he was hitting on the waitress, I just figured he was drinking too much. But when I talked with him he seemed quite sober. He claimed he is personal friends with Vladimir Putin and that his dad was in the KGB! He also claims to have five Chinese GFs in different provinces and because his c**k was so big he could have as many as he wanted. He claims he was even offered a position playing professional footbal on the Russian team!

I have to admit that the Russian girl that was with him was pretty hot. He had a Ferrari key fob but the only car key on it was for a Toyota! Here is my mind's photo of the jerk;

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