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CFTU & Other China Blacklists Help Expats Avoid Scams
We all know that China is full of scams that target us foreigners, but most expats don't know that half of the con artists behind the scams are actually foreigners, or the foreigner is paid well to front for the Chinese fraud operation. This realscam.com article gives a good example of how foreigners betray foreigners.
But, since they always keep changing their names and use blind ads, it is VERY difficult to keep up with all these crooks and the games they play. The most deadly scam is identity theft and when you apply for job in China, 20% of the ads you see online are posted by the ID thieves as per this article here.
So to be safe in China you need to spend 10 minutes checking some blacklists to make sure of who you are REALLY dealing with. Here are the ones that I use before I send anyone my resume. Before I started using blacklists, I got burned twice. Good luck in China but remember that you are swimming with sharks as soon as you get off the plane!
BTW... if any agent tells you that you can come to work in China on an L, F, or M visa and then convert it after you get there to a Z visa - hang up the phone and block their email and skype. They are scams as per the NEW 2013 China Visa Laws which make it illegal to work without a Z visa and there is NO LONGER A WAY TO CHANGE YOUR VISA TO A Z VISA INSIDE CHINA.
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