329 China Foreign Teachers Arrested For Using Fake TEFL Certificates in April of 2017…

As a Public Service Announcement, we are releasing the below information to confirm to all TEFL teachers inbound to China, that the Chinese government is dead serious about enforcing their fairly new “FALSE DOCUMENTS LAW”. This new law was originally design and intended to stop, or at least reduce the quantity of counterfeit goods (mostly […]

Confessions of a China ESL & TEFL Teacher Job Agent – What Recruiters Will Never Tell you…

As you might guess, we get a lot of email at China Scam Patrol. We never expected to get a confession like this however. We received permission from “RWA” to publish his email in our April newsletter and on our website as well… A Warning to China Job Applicants from a former China ESL Teacher […]

Echinacities.com – Can they be trusted to keep your resume safe? Many China foreign teachers claim fake job ads and ID theft scam is allowed.

We just completed a three month investigation of China’s largest expat portal that gets over 50,000 hits a week after a rash of “coincidences” of identity theft victims in China made us smell something foul. We had opened some fake accounts and applied for a variety of jobs at ECC only to discover that many […]

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 “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 […]

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 […]