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Beware Of China Foreign Teacher Ad Scam-False Salaries Cited
Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in China.
Just a quick fraud warning to people thinking about teaching in China. You should never pay anyone a single dollar to find you a teaching job in China. Do not be fooled by hundreds of ads spammed all over the internet by fake agents, greedy recruiters, and even identity thieves who advertise either fake jobs (to get copies of your resumes, passports, and visas) or real jobs with low-ball salaries (so they can collect the other half of your salary as their monthly fee). These two scams have been targeting teachers for years. All the steacher scams can be found at www.ChinaScamBusters.com.
Also learn the essentials of teaching in China:
1) Never buy a plane ticket for China unless your direct employer sponsors your Z visa - the only visa that allows you to work legally in China.
2) Do not buy your plane ticket until you have a signed and sealed ORIGINAL HARD COPY contract in your hand that is in ENGLISH and SPECIFICALLY confirms all the verbal promises made to you including:
a. Work Location & Name of School/Uniersity
b. Working Hours and Days
c. How Overtime is Paid
d. Any and all deposits and penalties
e. Who pays for invitation letter, release letter, housing, insurance, and visa costs
If you don't know who you are dealing with just google "CFTU Blacklist" and look up the histories of your agent and school. It is too easy to get swindled in China. And remember, the agents and recruiters all have motives of their own. They will only tell you what they want you to know. They will never tell you that foreign teachers in China are the lowest-paid expats in China. Once again...Do your own homework before you sign anything. Good Luck!
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