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China Scam or Schemes: DO NOT SEND RESUMES TO ECHINACITIES.COM - Ongoing Resume Scam Targets China Foreign ESL & TEL Teachers - ID Thieves Involved - BEWARE

Look at this link and you will find proof that multi-millionaire owner and communist party member George Xu who owns Echinacities.com has hired hackers to delete the many posts about his resume scam posted online over the last three months. http://www.realscam.com/f8/echinacities-com-helping-identity-thieves-scam-china-foreign-teachers-job-ads-beware-3481/  There was actually a warning here at ESLWatch.info that just vanished over the last two weeks.

 

ECC was exposed by China Scam Patrol after a former employee/moderator and another insider employee at GTeachers informed of the huge scam where thousands of resumes of job applicants are being sold to third parties for $100 each and one buyer is a known identity thief.  You can still get the full story at http://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpress.com (scroll down) at at Scam.com here: http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=620902  

 

Also be aware since George also owns Sinocities.com it is safe to assume that resumes sent there are also being sold. And as of this week, three victims of the New World ESL sting scam claim that Echinacities.com is posting the fake ads for the fake jobs they applied for and got arrested for visa fraud! See details here: http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=635700

 

THE BOTTOM LINE:  If you send your resume to Echinacities.com or Sinocities.com you have no clue where your resume will end up, and quite possibly in the hands of an identity thief!

 

Read these three links if you think I am exaggerating: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140924181606AA614eb 

 

http://open.salon.com/blog/china_business_central/2013/03/13/phony_china_recruiters_now_target_5000_expats_monthly_1   and

 

http://ChinaScamWatch.wordpress.com  and here are the words straight from the mouth of a former ECC Moderator who writes for the China Dail Mail:

 

"Of course, most of the “expats” on the site are not genuine any more, a tactic George has admitted to. The overriding principle is to give the false impression to China newcomers that the site is genuine, and that the ads and “advice” given by the likes of Hulk and others will help them. In this way, George and eChinacities can continue to entrap newly arrived expats. George Xu continues to make his money out of advertising for illegal schools and recruiters, as well as receiving kickbacks from the government for entrapment by Hulk, Icnif and others on the site."

You can read all of his comments at the scam.com link.

 

Please do not review this article, review the online website on the link below:

Echinacities.com / Sinocities.com - Online Website - China

 

 

 

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After reading all the below horror stories about Echinacities I did my own experiment and you can do the same ... I created a fake resume and a disposable email to use just for this purpose.  I applied for a job posted at Echinacities.com that is one of many blind ads posted there all the time. I picked one at random and this one turned out to be for Hampson English...


http://jobs.echinacities.com/jobchapter/1354468343


I only applied to this one ad from the fake email I set up.  Well I did get an email from Hamspon asking me to add them to Wei Xin. I told them they can call me if they want to talk with me that I was not going to add software to my phone just so they could call me. Besides we both live in Beijing so there are no long distance charges. They never call but kept sending emails. But within one week I received 29 emails from other recruiters (26 Chinese and 3 foreigners) offering me their "great jobs".


When I did not answer the emails I started getting like 30 text messages a day with different job offers (all really low s*i*-pay jobs). But 3 of them offered me 20,000 positions and told me to send them my passport scan immediately so an interview could be arranged "tomorrow". But none of these people identified their school or agency. They only gave names of Gloria Wu, Stephan, and Owen Chen with disposable email addresses at 163.com, Hotmail.com, and sina.com. !!!!!!! But the way they wrote the message might get a lot of people to send in their passport scan immediately without question...


"Our international client school believes you to be the right candidate and wants to interview you tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm in Chaoyangmen. Please send me your a color scan of your passport immediately so I can confirm the appointment.  Judging from my conversation with the FAO the job is yours so long as the interview goes well. I await your immediate reply. I will provide the time and location of the interview after I received your confirmation reply and passport scan. Congratulations!"


So I photo-shopped my passport with the new fake name and changed my passport number.  Within an hour I got  call back telling me there were three people registered in their database already with my same name and if I told them my tax-payer ID number they could process the interview at British International High School. I acted really excited and just made up the social security number they were fishing for.  When they did not call me back, I called back to "Henry Wu" but when he answered the phone or another person answered the phone "This is Charlie can I help you?" I asked for "Henry" and after a minute the same guy tried to change his voice and said "This is Henry - who is this?" !!!  I asked about my interview, and he said, "I'm glad you called, they said they will have to reschedule the appointment because the funding for the position was temporarily frozen because of some new policy. But they will get back to you next week to reset the interview." When I asked him to explain he said he had to go to an interview and I should just wait for the FAO from British International High School to call me back.  As you might guess, I never heard from any FAO or from Henry again.  When I called back the same number last week (13728996532) a girl name "Lisa" answers the phone.  I reported this all to China Scam Patrol and after they called them and asked to speak with the Manager, they said he would have to call back today. Today the phone is "out of service"!


Then I saw this at scam.com and began reading all the below links...


http://scam.com/showthread.php?p=1831580#post1831580


http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14525


http://www.realscam.com/f8/echinacities-com-feeding-esl-foreign-teacher-resumes-chinese-police-new-world-esl-job-scam-3559/


https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/echinacities-com-can-they-be-trusted-to-keep-your-resume-many-china-foreign-teachers-claim-fake-job-and-id-theft-scam/


http://esl.com/jobs/445750/china-identity-theft-scam-at-echinacities-com-beware-esl-teachers


This is a great scam that makes all those Nigerian Princes look like amateurs! I have no idea what hey are doing with all those ident*t*es in the end, that they are swiping and selling but it cannot be anything good. Avoid Echinacities and Sinocities and China Scam Patrol me told me that any place that asks you to upload your CV or other personal data should be avoided as well.
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