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7 Questions to ask all China employers before sending resume

 
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China.Scam.Patrol



Joined: 18 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:57 pm    Post subject: 7 Questions to ask all China employers before sending resume Reply with quote



2021 REPORT: Interpol now confirms that 40% of all resumes send to China for a variety of jobs (mostly foreign teachers) result in identity theft ESPECIALLY those who upload their resumes online. Furthermore, we here at CSP have counted over 500 fake job ads that appear online everyday that serve as bait to lure victims into their traps. That is why the fraud squads call these "bait ads". They may even result in what you think is a real job interview by phone or Skype. They are really scam artists well-trained to get you excited about a great non-existent job, only to pry more personal info from by phone or my emailing you a "questionnaire" they assure you is "personal". They will tell you that the competition is keen, but either way, they will let you know in a day or two.

Sure enough they call you back with the good news to tell you that you got the job and now have you send them a scan of your passport so they can put a contract and invitation letter together. You are so excited that you eagerly comply. Now, one of two things will happen...

Option 1 - You never hear from them again. and when you call them either your call will be blocked, their phone is out of service, or someone answers the phone and tell you that the principal found a bi-lingual person to take the job - sorry.

Option 2 - The scammer will have sold your info to a private "Black school" not legally allowed nor licensed to hire foreigners who will call and tell you when and where to report to work in China and send you a invitation from a third party that will get you a tourist or business visa, and they will promise to reimburse your air fare. When you get to china you sign a contract to work at a school you thought you were sold but now find yourself at a crappy school at half the salary. When you ask for your air fare, you are promised that you will be reimbursed when you complete your contract in one year!

Either way, in about 6-9 months your family back home will call you and say the police are there looking for you concerning the $12,536.75 cents you owe on your credit card, and you have 48 hours to pay the debt or they will issue an arrest warrant. WTF?

Here is just one such horror story that repeats itself hundreds of times every week from foreign teachers who failed to ask just 7 basic questions: https://ChinaScamWatch.wordpress.com Got the picture?

Now here is all you need to do BEFORE you send any resumes abroad or give personal information over the phone to anyone related to a an alleged job opportunity... including recruiters, and job agents - even at job fairs, since the may not be who they say they are. https://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-scam-artists

The 10 minutes you take to answer these 7 questions and 30 minutes it will take to verify their answers, will ensure you get a legitimate job and do not let some scammer destroy your credit, put you in debt, or get you arrested. Good luck and Bon Voyage!

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Before sending any resumes to China employers, please read this first https://reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral to avoid scams. Always be on guard in China for cheaters.Visit us at https://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpres.com
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Grumpy



Joined: 16 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an excellent piece of advice, and a quality post that is very useful to both the TEFL newbies and us old farts too. Thank you sincerely. I will check out your website for sure.

BTW...For those that are worried about China scams you have every reason to be, BUT the above advice and below links should make you 99% scam-proof IMO...

https://reddit.com/r/TeflScams

https://reddit.com/r/Tefl_tips_traps_scams

https://reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral

https://reddit.com/r/CFTU

https://reddit.com/r/ChinaTeachers

I have been teaching in China for almost 9 years now, and although I am hip to all the clever scams, these clever bast*rds are always changing their names, logos, and telephone numbers and they advertise under sooooo many fake names, it really is hard to keep up with them. Thats why use the above links to get all the new names and different new hustles they come up with. Some are very believable and enticing. Be careful friends.
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The devil is always in the details so pay attention to your employment contract! Here's what you need to know: https://chinaforeignteachersunion.wordpress.com (scroll down)
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Okay



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Sh*t! Now that I think about, anyone can pretend to be anyone they want on line, on the telephone, Skype, test, email, or even walking around at a job fair with a clipboard with a name tag that says "Tom" pretending to be an HR specialist, or a Principal allegedly looking for talent. Hell, identity thieves can easily wear a jacket, tie, and a smile too! 40% of all the expats in China would be around 20%. This is a wake up call for me because with this COVID crap going on, the thieves are getting bold and desperate.
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Cathywcq



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is important to avoid scams!
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THIS POST HAS BEEN MODERATED UJ

Scam Spammer Alert!

The user Is a NAME REMOVED spammer for a blacklisted Chinese TEFL Job Scam agency with the initials of NAME REMOVED pretends to be a UK company and they are fronting for identity thieves as reported by Cjhinal Scam Patrol. Lisa first noticed them about 10 days ago. Beware of any any new user who starts posting back-links or starts sending you PMs with "helpful and friendly" advice. You've been warned. Btw.... This spammer also uses two other sock puppet accounts that start with the letters NAME REMOVED
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