Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fraud Alert! Aussie, U.K. & Eurozne Uni Students Targeted From Pakistan For Gi2C China Internship Scam...

Warning to all uni students in the U.K., Australia, and Eurozone interested in China jobs. 90% of the online ads you see for China jobs and internships are rubbish scams targeting YOU.  The scheme is extremely cunning, clever, and devious.  Paid shills, fabricated reviews, and a splendid web site are all used to dangle a $60,000 MNC job carrot in front of your nose. Once they have you believing its really true, they want you to pay money to work as an intern in China - for free!

The call you receive will be from a caller claiming to be in London. The call back number you are given is even London number!  But you are being set up by a Pakistani or Chinese call center!  Read our full report at"

See the blacklist of China agents and learn how to get real jobs and internships in China for FREE without the risk and aggravation of agents.

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY...Spotting A China Job Scam With Free Red Flag Review - Fake Recruiters & Agents Exposed in 15 minutes!

A 25 Point Red Flag Review Will Keep You Safe From 90% of China Scams...

Back in 2012 we were the first to sound the alarm about head hunter fraud in China with this article that appeared as one of our weekly columns at
Things have gotten much worse since then with the proliferation of some 2,000 self-proclaimed China job agents and recruiters. So we wanted to find a away to provide all of you a quick and free way to spot the greedy, sneaky bandits do you would not fall victim to their con games. But first we wanted to introduce to a trio of scammers so you can realize not all the cheaters are Chinese!  In fact, in our database of China scam artists, almost 30% are now foreigners, but they often team up and front for each other out of necessity.  Meet Derrick Yazwa of  Phoenix, Arizona, (New Life ESL)  David Valley of Toronto, Canada, (Valley Organization) and Rebecca Tang of Beijing (China ESL) 
Derrick Yazwa 
All three of these people rely on the same ingredients to swindle their victims as follows:

1.  They target young, gullible, and often the unemployed people of America and Canada
2.  The use a fancy website that looks fairly credible
3.  The have plenty of "testimonials" and great "reviews" (self created or purchased)
4.  The count on your ignorance of Chinese laws
5.  They only let you learn the truth after you arrive in China and they have you under contract
6.  They rely heavily on the "Bait & Switch" ruse of offering you a great job but upon arrival you are given one nobody wants

So here are the 25 Red Flags To Watch for, and if any recruiter or agent of any sort (Visa Agent, Travel Agent, etc...) falls into 5 or more categories below, you should get all of their info including phone number, emails, names, website address, and report them to and then block their number and emails. Not to worry they will contact you again within a month using a different name and identity/email - they always do.

Your 25 Red Flags:

1. Employees all use Chinglish names like “Peter Gao” or “Susan Liu”. These are fabricated ghost names that are virtually untraceable.

2. Their web site is less than a year old (or they don’t have one at all)

3. Their web site uses a .org or .cn domain.

4. Their web site contains no verifiable street address for their office.

5. Their web site has no land-line telephone number published – only disposable mobile numbers.

6. They demand copies of your passport before you receive a written job offer and sign a contract.

7. They cannot produce a color scan copy of their SAIC Chinese business license which can be verified on line.

8. They insist on meeting you in a coffee shop or your office – never their own.

9. They always fill out your visa application in Chinese so you cannot understand if they are lying or not.

10. They are not members of the BBB or any legitimate Chamber of Commerce. (if they are US-based)

11. They use disposable free emails like gmail, hotmail, sina, 163, qq, 126, yahoo, etc.

12. They claim there is someone else with your same name in the computer system and they need your taxpayer ID (SSN) to clarify for the Chinese visa bureau.

13. They tell you that you don’t need a Z visa right away and to just come to China on an L, F, or M, visa.

14. They offer to sell you a fake diploma and/or TEFL certificate, or FEC

15. They tell you that you have a job before you ever even interviewed with the school or director employer.

16. They never give email confirmations of verbal promises made to you.

17. They rush or pressure you to sign a contract giving a fake deadline that is only a few days away.

18. They ask you for the names and phone numbers of your teaching colleagues as a professional references. (They are later contacted and offered jobs in China)

19. No written job description with the name and school location is provided to you until after your arrive in China.

20. They ask for up-front money or a deposit of any kind.

21. They coach you how to lie when applying for your visa.

22. They tell you that the average wage for expats in China is 5,000-7,000 yuan per month.

23. They tell you that you must use a visa agent because the application process is very complicated and confusing and/or all the forms are in Chinese! (absolutely false).

24. That without a TEFL certificate it is impossible to find a teaching job in China that pays more than 5,000 Yuan per month.

25. That your China employer must hold your passport for a 3-6 month probationary period.

Now before you send out another resume or even flush your next toilet, be sure you read this very carefully or it may cost you at the very least $10,000...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Alibaba IPO Is Not Only Unethical But Illegal Too! - Violates U.S. Securities Laws & SEC Regs...

We just noted this below post at a expat forum in Beijing China by an expat we suspect to be a Yahoo shareholder...
Upon doing a little research, the statement appears to be correct and the IPO should be cancelled immediately.  

" Alibaba does not qualify for an IPO due to past regulatory issues and hundreds of pending law suits.

Either NASDAQ officials were bribed or people are brain dead with very short memories. U.S. Securities laws do not allow companies involved in law suits to go public and over 300 lawsuits were filed and still pending against Alibaba and Yahoo for the Ali-Pay fraud that Jack Ma pulled on Yahoo two years ago - causing Yaho shareholders a huge loss of dividends and deprived Yahoo of over $300 million of annual revenues. How the hell does a company this unethical and devious deserve to even trade on NASDAQ, much less get an IPO?

Only insiders will profit from the IPO after they dump their IPO shares in a few weeks and then American investors will get stuck holding shares they cannot afford to sell for years."

Forget the hype and deal with the reality of Alibaba and Jack Ma's past history of "bait and switch" and history of deceptions.  Investors must look beyond their short-term greed as they will be feeding a monster that eats American companies for breakfast and will go after companies like EBAY, Amazon, and then outsource all the jobs to China.  Within a year CISCO could be a target and American technology IP, or what is left of it, will be an endangered species. See these links...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Huge China Scam = TEFL & TESOL Training Certificates Are Not A Requirement For China Foreign Teachers...

This is a scam that is estimated at $300 million annually that has been targeting uni graduates around the world as well as vagabond ESL teachers looking to teach in China.  The fraud is one that is perpetrated by both huge TEFL & TESOL training companies as well as individual job recruiters, and the usual unlicensed scam agents whose bogus job ads flood the internet with even paid ads appearing weekly at eslcafe,,, etc.  From our four-month investigatio we calculate that about 85% of all the ads you see online for "work in china" and "teach in china" opportunities are linked to a scam of one variety or another.  Today we are going to tell you about the biggest of these scams - THE FALSE  TEFL & TESOL CERTIFICATE  REQUIREMENT SCAM

To cut right to the chase, 19 TEFL and TESOL tarining companies were recorded telling our undercover "ESL teachers" the following bold-faced lies:

* "If you want to teach in China  ______, you must have a TEFL certificate, and there is no away around this."

*  "If you don't have a degree or the two year experience, a TEFL certificate will substitute for both."

*  "80% of the best schools in China demand their teachers have a TESOL certificate, so there is no point sending out any resumes until we get you one _________."

*   "No school in China will hire you without a TEFL certificate, but I can sell you one for $500 so don't lose sleep over this. They  never check to see if they are genuine or not because they trust foreigners to be more honest than their fellow-Chinese."

*  I regret to tell you that I sent your resume out to 29 employers and they all rejected it because you have no TESOL cert ________.  The good news is that we have an online course starting next Monday and their are two slots remaining."

These are the lies.  Now here is the truth we received directly from the SAFEA office in Beijing when we visited last Wednesday and asked point blank these three questions:

Q1:    Does any law in China require that China foreign teachers have a TEFL or TESOL certificate?
A1:    No,we have no such law or requirement in China.

Q2:    Can Chinese Universities or public schools require either a TESOL or TEFL certificate?
A2:    No, they must follow the national standards.

Q3:    What are the legal requirements for a foreign teacher to teach in China?
A3:  Here you go (the director's secretary handed us leaflet that spells out the following requirements)

- Bachelor degree in any major field of study from an accredited university
-  A valid passport and work visa (only Z visas are accepted)
-  Proof of current age (Minimum 21 years of age)
-  Verifiable two years previous work experience
-  Fluency in the English language
-  Police certificate confirming no criminal record

The next lie these companies and all their sales agents are telling teacher prospects is:

"Our certificate is globally recognized and accepted around the world."  

In fact, no online certificate is honored internationally, and only the Cambridge CELTA and TESOL Institute in the U.K. even come close.   If you buy any other training course, here is where they will actually recognize your certificate:

* Algeria
* Armenia
* Bolivia
* Cameroon
* Haiti
* El Salvador
* Guatemala
* Nicaragua
* Mali
* Malawi
* Somalia
* Ethiopia
* Ghana
* Uganda
* Sudan
* Latvia
* Estonia
* Tajikistan
* Uzbekistan
* Yemen
* Syria
* Zimbabwe
* Laos

Need we say more? For a list of the companies that cannot tell the truth about China's real teacher requirements, (those we suggest you avoid like the ebola virus) can be found here:

We have forwarded our report to the CFTU and CTA Network and requested that it be sent to their membership.  Please share this link with all your teacher friends so they too don't become another victim.  

China Trivia:  86% of all counterfeit goods in the world originate in China.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Scam City - Beijing With China Scam Patrol: DYI Due Diligence

Fraud and the scammers who perpetrate them have evolved drastically during the electronic age over the last 25 years. In the past, their success was determined by their bold, daring, and often dangerous methods...

These days however, the thieves have developed and refined a different skill set that provides them the safety and anonymity of the internet and depends more upon our negligence, complacency, or over-confidence. We often think, "I am not dumb enough to be swindled."  Even public companies like Yahoo and Cisco were victimized for millions. It is not about being "dumb". It is about getting caught off-guard. No matter your level of intelligence, the sly guys of China are extremely determined, persistent, and in their own words, "clever".  If they cannot get your cheese coming in the front door, they will try the back door, a window, a tunnel, or even...

The devious, starving, and determined rodents will not give up. If one gets trapped or killed, five more will take his place within a week. There are no shortage of thieves in China. Here are the undeniable statistics extrapolated from Interpol, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), WTO (World Trade Organization), and the World Court...

*  One in every ten business transaction over $10,000 in China are scams
*  One in every twelve stock trades in China involve fraud
*  Almost 20% of all export transactions from China result in litigation
*  There are 30,000+ known professional fraudsters operating in China
*  An actual "Fraud School" has been operating in China for over three years
*  Approximately 300 frauds are perpetrated every hour in/from China
*  12% of all foreign business operating in China are swindled within a year
*  38% of all foreign companies operating in China for 5 years claim to be a victim of at least one scam
*  Less than 2% of foreigners prevail in Chinese courts against local scammers
* Although things are improving slightly, only Nigeria is home to more fraudster than China as evidenced by more than 3,000 pending laws suits at the world court

IDENTIFYING  THE  RODENTS:  Not as difficult as you might think. There are thirty thousand known scammers and they are all on a blacklist you can get for free at this this link if you are an entrepreneur or investor: 2012 China Business Blacklist   If you are a teacher working in China visit this web site China School Black List and periodically check with China Foreign Teachers Union.

IDENTIFYING  THE  60  MOST  COMMON  CHINA  SCAMS:   If you are an investor or a entrepreneur see 15 Red Flags Of A Chinese Scam If you are foreign teacher, visit here for just 5 minutes. Teacher Scams In China

PROTECTING  YOUR  CHEESE:  This is an ongoing learning process. It starts by reading weekly scam alerts at this link: Bad Apples and either attending a free seminar or getting a one hour risk management & fraud prevention briefing and vulnerability assessment by one of our volunteers. You only pay their transportation charges to and from your office or the long distance call.

HIDING  YOUR  CHEESE:  This we will not discuss details in-depth publicly since some of the rodents are bi-lingual and know their way around sites like ours and others. What we can tell you here is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of precautions:  1) Get and install a good external firewall like Barracuda or Watchguard. 2) Install a special software package we can provide to you on your network. 3) Do not keep any IP, trade secrets, banking, other sensitive data any computer connected to a network. 4) Stop using Wi-Fi in your office if you have anything really valuable to lose. 5) Never leave your cell phone nor laptop unattended or without unencrypted access outside your home. There are five other safeguards you should take to complete your security perimeter including the Installation of a special device in your office we can tell you about that is cutting edge technology, and how to weed out moles and employees who will accept a 10,000 yuan bribe without hesitation for slices of your cheese. These last five items we will save for our private consultation.

GETTING YOUR  CHEESE  BACK:  If you can stay calm and act within a year, you have better than 50% of recovering you money. It is not mission impossible as the rodents want you to believe. See Taking Your Cheese Back Without Lawyers Nor Up-Front Fees

REMOVING RODENTS  WITHIN YOUR COMPANY:  Read this article and then call us discreetly for a private conversation that can save your cheese from total consumption. Internal Threats Are Very Real & Costly

Remember - Its what you don't see that can hurt you the most

Note:  Since 2010 we have conducted over 300 vulnerability assessments in Beijing for foreign business owners and only 13 were found to be adequately safeguarding their cheese.  Is your business safe?  Find out for free.  After we leave your office, it will look like this in the eyes of the rodent predators...

Whether you are a large MNC or small business with less than 20 employees, you are a fraud target. If you really think that your business is immune from fraud, read this article and you may change your mind.Shocking true horror stories from China

China Scam Patrol is staffed by a former PI, a former federal agent, and a retired fraud squad copper. We do our job very well and whether you realize it or not, you just got a crash course on China Scam artists for free.  If you want to take it to the next level with on-site fraud prevention and risk management training for your company executives, or you want us to discreetly conduct an integrity check on your employees, just drop us a note at biz(at)  If you want to expose a suspected fraud in China, (in strict confidence) we'd also like to hear from you.  Let us show you what we can do. We guarantee our results.

If you own/operate a business in China, contact us for some free rat poison at:  and we'll show you how to discreetly find the hidden rodents in your organization.

You can choose to ignore or heed the above advice,  but if you come to work one day and get the shock of your life, remember - you were warned. 

To read all of our individual Scam Alerts, please visit this link here:
Weekly Scam Alerts

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