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Saturday, 10 August 2013

China Expat Foreign Teachers Being Raped By Recruiters Publishing False Average Salaries & Pay Rates In Bogus Job Ads...

If anyone takes 1.8 seconds to search "China Teacher Jobs" on Yahoo, Google, or Bing, you will be overwhelmed with over 60,000 hits. Unfortunately about 59,000 of these links are fake job ads posted by unlicensed scam agents and recruiters both inside and outside of China.  Their spam ads dominate the first 3 pages of every search engine and easily convince job seekers that the most they can earn in China teaching is 10,000 yuan.  This is exactly what those fraudsters want you to believe so that when you sign a contract with them to find you a teaching gig that pays you 8,000 yuan per month, you will never know that the job really pays 16,000 yuan and they are pocketing half of your salary!
Yet other misleading but great-looking display and classified ads offer very generous salaries of 20,000 yuan or more per month and these ads are also false - but for a different reason.  These scammers are only looking for you to be enticed enough to send them your resume, and copies of your visa and passport. These are the Great White Sharks of the China South Scam Sea known as Identity Thieves and 20% of all foreign teachers will become their lunch.  You can read the horrific and bloody details of their fishing exploits here...

But the problem is not just with the fake ads, but with all of the phony blogs,  message boards, and "teacher forums" that masquerade as entities trying to "help" people pursue teaching careers in China when really they are also hustlers who harvest emails and then try to peddle their own job placements, visa services, travel packages, expat services, travel insurance, Chinese lessons, etc.  They too will publish false teacher earnings  just like does at this dubious link:  But mixing some truthful data in with the BS, people easily take and swallow the bait.
Do as you choose but we highly recommend that you do not believe any pay rate or salary information published at any of the below "Help You Teacher Forums" (as we call them here).  They are all low-ballers...
Yes, these sites are still good for other purposes like sharing experiences, helpful articles and suggestions, but do not ever give these sites your email address or the wolves will be in your inbox within a week inviting you for interviews and coffee.  If you are so lazy that you must absolutely rely on an agent to find you a teaching job in China, then at the very least, make them complete every blank of this form letter and then verify it out or check the update and current China school and agent  blacklist at the China Foreign Teachers Union:
To better understand how a blog scam works you can check out this link which examines only one of about 150 China blogs (The China Daily Mail scam) that harvest emails from foreigners for future fraud schemes.  By the way, not all China scams are operated by Chinese. In fact, many are run out of the U.K., Australia, and Thailand since they know they could be executed by the Chinese government if caught operating inside of China!  Dummies they are not.

It is not difficult to become a victim of a china scam, even sitting in the comfort of your own living room in Toronto, Phoenix, or London.  You do not even have to send them money to get screwed either.  Once you send them a signed contract, or copies of your passport, CV, and visa, you are already on their hook and they will reel you once you are in China like a new-born lamb amongst a pack of hungry wolves.  Don't put yourself in this precarious situation.  Read these two links here and you will be armed well-enough to get a good paying and scam-free job in china DIRECTLY from the 19,782 legitimate employers and not from the 7,374 fake and scam recruiters/agents: and . If you are still not convinced, take a visit to and read some of the older posts.
If you're not going to take the time to read these links, be sure to take an extra $5,000 with you when you go to China to pay the legal fees you will probably end up with in less than a year. And even if you are successful in winning a judgment (less than 3% of expats ever win anything in a Chinese court of law), the scammer will probably pay-off some official $1,000 to make sure your visa is not renewed. This way you would  not even be in the country to collect your money - as Chinese law requires.

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