Monday, November 28, 2016

CFTU Warns China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers of 379 New "Black Ghost' Schools Cloning Themselves With Alias Names!

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China Foreign Teacher Requirements         Breaking A China Teacher Contract

Although we do our best to keep you up-to-date about all the white and blacklisted schools operating in China, you need to be aware that the clever scammers we try to expose are not stupid. Once we out them, they usually just change their names and continue to recruit newbie ESL & TEFL teachers, or even veterans who may be too busy or too lazy to do their due diligence on Google & Yahoo. 

We recently met with officials from SAFEA and the China Scam Patrol to compare our lists of bad apples presenting themselves online under a variety of names recently created or adapted from names already exposed as frauds. For Example, CHINA ESL which is owned and operated by veteran scam artist Rebecca Tang in Beijing, now operates with 12 different alias names and uses no less than five foreign teachers to front for her.

So we are making a concentrated effort to recompile and update our blacklists, while every year 4-10 new entities wise up and fly straight so they can be white-listed.  On January 1, 2017 we will update our blacklist and on January 15th our white list.  For now, here are new addittions to the blacklist for those who may be looking for a new China employer over the next month. REMEMBER, these are just new addittions, so be sure to check the complete list at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org. Also if you want to be extra careful, you can also check the China Liars List at Scam.com and at http://eslwatch.info/furum/china as well.

Blacklisted Addittions

EChinaJobs.com
EChinaJobs.net
EChinaJobs.cn
Laowai Career Center
English In China
Haida HR (Hangzhou)
China TEFL Network (Hangzhou)
HelenGroup.com (Hangzhou)
ESLJobLounge (under investigation)
Holy Global Education (Beijing)
Gao Si Education (Beijing)
Cambridge Global Education (Beijing)
Mayflower Education (Beijing)
Champion Education (Beijing)
Lake English aka Lake ESL (Beijing)
Focus Education (Beijing)
New World ESL
China ESL World
Bole Education (Chong Qing)
RMD International aka Zhouwen International Culture Excchange
Hongren English
Hopen ESL 
Wiseway Global Education, aka Wiseway ESL aka Wiseway Education

Newly Added Black Agents & Recruiters

TEFLHub.com
Global Teachers
Laowai Career Center
Sail ESL aka New Sailing aka New Sailing ESL
Eric Winder
ESL Insider
China TEFL Network
Haida HR
Teach-In-China.net

These entities below were submitted to us by China Scam Patrol and they are all on our 2016 blacklist:

Angelinas ESL Café
Adam Wang
Alice Chang
Monica Chang
Monica Cheng
ESLReady.com aka ESLReady aka ESL Ready
Eric Winder
TEFL Panda
New Talent Academy
Hongren English
Holy Flower English
ESLInsider.com aka ESLinsider aka ESL Insider
Amanda Li aka Amanda Liu aka Amanda Liao
China ESL
Lucky English
Worlda English aka Worlda International Education aka Worlda Cultural Services

i-to-i (online TEFL scam)
TEFLOnline.com (same online scam from UK)
Rebecca Tang
Expertise Education
Buckland Education Group
ABC Cowboy English
Focus Education
CCESL
CCIE aka Terry Tong aka Tong Tong
Qianshi Technology Group (many alias names)
TeachinChina
TeachAway
ChinaJobs.org
Michael Cavill aka Michael Cavhill aka Michael Cavell aka DFEA
ChinaTeachers
David Valley
Derek Yazwa
Echinacities.com
Aston English
Deric Yazwa
Panda Visa
Golden Bridge
New Life ESL
New World ESL
China International ESL
ChinaTeacherCafe
China Horizons
China Pathways
WorkinChina.com
hongniu.com
bodog190.com
chinajobs.com
China Wave
chinaprogram.com
chinawantsyou.com
Chinateachers.com
Sino English
Wise Way Global Education
Getin2China
Gi2C
Yuri Khlystov
Ben Tsao aka Ben Cao
Bi-Lingo China aka China Bi-Lingo
Lake Education aka Luke Education
American Christian School
Max Gen Education
Stanford English
Oxbridge
China4U2.com aka China4U2.org
JobsChina.com aka JobsChina.org
Charlie Chan aka Charlie Chang aka Charlie Cheng
Happy English
Owen English aka Ou Wen aka Oh Wen
Golden Tran Education
Carl Ge aka Carle He
CUCAS
Peter Zheng aka Ying Tian Zheng aka Zheng Tian Ying
Maple Leaf English
Disney English (Some Beijing & Chengdu locations only)
Disney Education Group
Jenny Wu aka Jenny Woo
Christina Zhang aka Christina Chang
Crystal Li
UFEIC
UFIEC
ABC English
EZ English
English Express
Danny Zhou aka Danny Chen

If you ignore these warnings and choose to work with one of these shadow or "Black Ghost" schools, this is what you can expect:  http://opnlttr.com/letter/over-1800-china-foreign-esl-tefl-english-teachers-arrested-chinese-govt-sting-operations-2016 

As always, we reccomend that you apply directly with white-listed schools and only those who are listed in the SAFEA's current directory and who can give you an invitation for a Z VISA in the same name that appears on their SAIC license.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

229 China Foreign Teachers Arrested in Latest PSB "Twitter Trap" Sting Operation

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Although information is scarce at this time, a contact at the PSB has leaked that 229 foreign teachers working in China were arrested in th elast 30 days for working illegally without a Z Visa in Beijing and Shanghai.  At first the CSP was told the number was 29 teachers but we learned yesterday that was a miscommunication.

What we learned so far from China Scam Patrol confirms the above leak since they learned a black ESL agent in Beijing using a Twitter Account was pretending to be a "happy ESL teacher in  China earning over $50,000 a year." This fake account was recommending others on Twitter to "contact the recruiter that made it all possible" at yet another Twitter account.  Well some how the PSB got wind of this scam and went after the guy we know as "Guo Bin" since he was falsely telling everyone who contacted him on Twitter that they could work in China without a Z visa (work visa) nor a university degree (absolutely false)

The scam back-fired on the scammer when the PSB sent someone to a job interview posing as a foreign teacher and wearing a hidden microphone. Long story short, the recruiter was arrested as were some the foreign teachers whose resumes they found in his briefcase. Things snow-balled from there...

Those arrested were given a choice... go to jail for 30 days or pay a fine and allow the PSB to copy their phone contacts. Herein lies the real problem as now thousands of foreign teachers working in China are probably going to be collected into a PSB database from the 229  arrested teachers - assuming they opt not to go to jail for 30 days.  IF these names obtained from all the phones collected by the PSB are used for either a "random visa or diploma check", there may another 1,000 or so teachers finding themselves in a sudden legal jam.  Of course the PSB might be a bit lazy during the upcoming holidays, but in the last 2 years they have been quite diligent and zealous in their efforts.  

The bottom line is that those of you working in China with a legal Z visa and a real diploma have nothing to fear. If however you are not holding a Z visa now and are using a fake diploma, you stand more than a 50% chance of getting caught within the next 45 days, especially if you used agents and recruiters who used the following names; Guo Bin, Ying, Ming, Ling, Li Peng, Rebecca Tang, Derrick Yazwa, Bing, Keith, Erica Lau aka Erica Liu, Miranda, Carl He, Rose Li, Owen, Henry, or if you ever sent resumes to ESL Insider, TheBeijinger, EChinacities, Sinocities, ESLCafe (going back to July of 2016). This information is current as of November 10th, 2016 and relates to arrests made prior to November 7th. We can assume that those arrested will identify their recruiters & agents and they will probably also be tracked down and their phones also copied.  So the best advice we can offer is for illegal teachers now working in China, to take a voluntarily leave of absence and get yourself legal with the proper visas before returning to work.  

If you do get arrested and jailed, you can expect to spend 10-30 days in jail depending upon how much you "cooperate" with the Chinese aurhorities and fines are ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. You WILL be deported within 30 days with a reentry ban of 3 to 5 years. Unfortunately, if you are studying in China, you will not be allowed to finish your studies, and from our past experience, you will not be able to get a refund of your tuition moneys.  

If you are detained, try to remain calm and do not argue or shout at the authorities. They will treat you professionally, feed you, and allow you to make a telephone call. Do not waste it calling your agent or recruiter. They will not help you. Call your nearest family member or friend in China who can pay your fine.

At present we know that the Twitter Traps are working so well for the PSB, that they may also start using Facebook. Last year they were exposed placing fake job ads on TheBeijinger.com, Craiglist, Glassdoor, Echinacities, Sinocities, and ESLCafe. Our PSB source tells us that they get a 2,000 yuan pay bonus for every illegal foreigner they catch working in China, and that is why they really are taking this matter to heart since 2,000 yuan is one-third of their monthly salary.

This new sting operation is in addittion to their other major method of rounding up illegal alien workers in China as you can read here:  https://eslwatch.info/eslwatch-forum/china/76-china-foreign-teachers-unite-report-fake-unqualified-teachers-to-the-psb.html?start=30