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 […]

Warning! China’s newest down and dirty fraud is the $50,000 relationship scam targeting expat executives…

Until recently expat executives in China only had to worry about meeting sales and production quotas, and perhaps the occasional identity theft scam. But these days, the risks have grown and victims are multiplying. Most are too embarrassed to admit they were snookered for $50,000 by a beautiful young Chinese girl in her 20s who […]

Is CUCAS Study In China Program A Scam? Too Many Expats Say “Yes”.

For the last four years Peter Zheng (his full Chinese name remains unknown at this time) has been soliciting expats in China and abroad to come study in China. Certainly there is nothing wrong nor unethical about this. Whether he charges foreigners $500 or $3,000 for his “Registration Services” is also quite legal if customers […]

Chinese University Students Getting Scammed Abroad And In China By Study & Work Abroad Frauds…

In China it is no coincidence that 80% of all children are wearing eye glasses by the age of 12 years. The life of a Chinese student is one of endless study from the age they can read. Many forfeit their entire childhoods just to be “properly prepared” for that dreaded Dragon that awakens every […]

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 […]

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 […]

78% Of China Employees Collect More Than Wages From Foreign Employers – They Steal!

In China, almost 80% of all employees admit stealing from their employers.The good news is that most of them steal less than $1,000 of property/inventory a year.The bad news is that 10% of them steal an average of $67,535 and less than 5% of the bigger thieves ever get caught. Why? Because they are usually […]