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China Scam or Schemes: New World ESL is a Visa & Diploma Sting Operation - Watch Out - Recruiters Arrested - Now Cooperating to Set Up Foriegn Teachers!

My neigbor David is a good guy but a little gullible and naive I suppose. He let some recruiter talk him into coming to China to teach on an F visa and the same job agent sold him a diploma from Michigan State University. It looked pretty real to me - gold embossed seal and everything. He got away with it for almost three months.  In fact he was just about to buy a TEFL certificate from Lucy too, and was going to meet her "before the interview" because the job ad he applied for online said "Prefernce given to Native English speakers with TEFL certificate".  The ad also offered "20,000 yuan per month with a respected international school - no OT or weekend hours". David was excited about it all because he just got screwed on his last paycheck from Webb English and wanted out.


I went to bail him out today but the jail people would not accept credit cards - only cash. I suppose one more day won't kill kill him I guess. This here will explain how David went for an interview last week and well... he got more than a job offer thanks to the as*hole recruiter he only knows as "Lucy".


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Fake China Foreign Teachers Turned In Earn You a 5,000 Reward!
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It looks like the Chinese government is dead serious about finally enforcing its visa laws. Usually visa c*a*kdowns in China by the PSB last a month and only involve random visits to schools to inspect visas, but the last one that started in October of 2014 is still going on nation-wide.  According to BTV news over 1, 650 illegal alien teachers were arrested in deported in 2014. See:

But now they are using different ways to find the estimated 15,000 fake English teachers and although they have increased the random school visits they are now using fake job ad stings to lure teachers to fake interviews and then asked to see their passports. If there are no Z visa's inside their passports - off to jail they go. In less than a month they will be deported. If you do have a Z visa they ask to see your diploma to make sure it is genuine and not one of the many fakes sold by recruiters. A fake one will also get you arrested and deported See:

But the latest way they are catching the phony expat teachers is by paying 5,000 rmb rewards to teacher aides, teachers, and anyone else who turns in a fake teacher. The PSB says the program has been around for years and the only difference now is that they increased the reward monies by 80%. Some posters about the reward program are popping up in Chinese communities and subway stations showing a foreign teacher in handcuffs with a question at the top in Chinese? "Do You Want Fake Teachers Teaching YOUR Child?" with a toll free "hotline" listed at the bottom. My GF's brother received a similar flyer at his job with a Chinese bank. My guess is that we are bout to lose about 30% of all the foreign teachers now working in China and I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing? I guess it depends on whether you have a Z visa and real diploma or not! See: 
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The genuine teachers that are qualified can demand a huge pay raise if the fakes are deported
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There will be a huge shortage of foreign teachers in China
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Schools had better pay attention and tell all the recruiters to stop bringing teachers to China without Z Visas and genuine diplomas. Maybe if the PSB started fining the schools $10,000 for every fake teacher caught on their campus, this problem would stop quickly?
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