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 “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 […]

China Expats & Foreign Teachers Targeted For Identity Theft In Droves – 5,000 Victims Monthly

“Foreign teachers looking for a job in China these days often find a lot more than employment – grief. Sophisticated ID thieves have found a clever and easy way to defraud credit card companies and merchants in China using unwitting foreign English teachers as their “accomplices.” By posing as recruitment agents for some 19,000 schools […]

Making Your First Million In China – As A Chinese School Principal!

  Did you ever wonder how Chinese school principals who officially earn the equivalent of $8,000 – $10,000 per year can be driving very expensive Mercedes Benz, BMWs, Audis, Porsches, and Land Rover luxury cars?  How can they afford to buy apartments costing more than 5 million yuan? Wonder no more… Actually explaining this mystery […]