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… […]

Record number of China foreign teacher expats deported in 2014 according to CFTU special report…

You cannot legally work on the above visa!   For more than a decade over 20,000 expat foreign teachers were working illegally on tourist, student, and business visas.  If caught the worse you could expect was a fine, a stern warning, and 30 days to get legal (obtain a Z work visa).  Times have changed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is The China Daily Mail And Editor Craig Hill A Shill Scam?

This is a loooong and complex story so strap in folks and prepare for turbulence. About two weeks ago we began receiving emails from mostly expat teachers in China, along with a few recruiters asking us if we had complaints on file against the China Foreign Teachers Union (CFTU). Normally we don’t get more than […]