Fraud Warning! China foreign teachers & expat travelers victimized by job and visa agents for identity theft scam.

One of the most sneaky, sophisticated, and costly scams originating from China these days is what Is called “Latent Identity Theft”. It means personal information you provide today will be used months later to steal your identity and bank account. The reason for the prolonged fraud is to distance the perpetrator from your memory. So […]

Scam Alert! China Foreign Teacher Qualifications & TEFL – TESOL Requirement Fraud Is Out Of Control…

Would you tell a lie to a total stranger for $300?  How about $1,000?  Okay, so remember this the next time some smooth talking yahoo is sending you emails or calling you on Skype telling you that he/she has “a great job for you teaching in China”. In fact they may offer you two jobs… […]

China Investment Scams – Now More Sophisticated And Less Detectable. Welcome to China’s Creative Investment Frauds…

Only five years ago, it was fairly easy to spot a Chinese investment fraud after only a few dozen victims told their stories. The red flags were easy to spot… unsolicited business contact from a prospective Chinese partner or investor, invitations to visit China, quick and easy negotiations, etc. Within a year scam warnings were […]

China’s Famed Pirates of Zhongguancun – Fake Electronics Fraud Capital Of World… Buyers Beware!

No matter what language you speak or from which country you hail, YOU qualify to be the next fraud victim of China’s famous silicon valley outlet mall for electronics known as Zhongguancun located in the heart of Haidian District, only 1,000 meters away from famous Peking University. Here at this bustling center of cut-rate electronics […]

China “Work Abroad” Scams Growing – Blacklist & Whitelists Now Being Compiled – YOUR Help Is Requested

With each passing day, China is is being used more often as “bait” for over 300 known and growing “work abroad” scams. Thousands of desperate unemployed people from westerns economies that are gasping for air, as well as new university graduates with huge student loans to repay are falling for ads like this one… “English-Speaking […]

OnlineTEFL.com And Other Fraudulent On-Line Training Scams Growing Fast – Caution Urged

As world economies still struggle in the West, more and more English-speaking people who find themselves unemployed, or stuck in a boring job are now being lured abroad to Asia to teach with hundreds of “Work Abroad” ads. But with no teaching backgrounds they wonder about qualifications. But fear not future teachers, because for only […]

China Expat Forums – Friend or Foe? Either Way, A Conflict Of Interest For Sure…

When working or studying abroad in China, expats cannot really survive without an expat forum. It is where we find new jobs, roommates, Chinese lessons, new partners, housing, and fun things to do and see. Indeed these forums are invaluable and eventually we come to trust them as “one of us”. But in recent days […]