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file Warning! Hangzhou Helen, China TEFL Network & Haida HR are all affiliated scams!

1 year 1 week ago #1784 by Vegas
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Fraud Warning to all that scam octopus with many alias company names will only tell you the things they want you to know and will even lie about the legal requirements for you to teach in China. My best friend just got arrested and deported (after spending 32 days in a Chinese jail) because they listened and believed what the Haida agents told them about not needing a Z visa! She dealt with a Haida rep, who then said "If you don't believe me call and ask Helen Chen who has been recruiting teachers since 1999 in Hangzhou". We found out two weeks later that the same rep is also an agent for owned by guess who? Helen Chen!

Haida uses a license belonging to a technology company and by law is not authorized to hire foreign employees. They claim to be part of the government but just ask them what Ministry they belong to and they will change the subject! They offer really high paying jobs on the internet but the ones they offer YOU will be at half the salary. Simply put, they are liars and are blacklisted at, CTA, and China Scam Patrol. Beware! This is what I cut and pasted from

We forgot to list one of the most notorious scam agents in all of China after our original list was deleted by hackers. Her name is "Hangzhou Helen" or "Helen Chen", and even after 5 years of over 160 complaints to the CTA and CFTU, nobody knows her real Chinese name. She is based out of the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province and uses 7 different alias company names that are all affiliated with her. The two biggest ones are China TEFL Network and Haida ESL.

If you are dealing with Helen or Rosie in any agency in Hangzhou, you are probably about to get swindled. They do have a business license but not in the names they use to advertise more than 100 jobs a day online. Helen and her affiliates have been blacklisted since 2010 for the following reasons;

* Failure to provide foreign teachers their last paycheck
* Illegally holding the passports of foreign teachers
* Recruiting illegal foreign teachers on L, F, & M visas (Z Visa required by law)
* Extorting foreign teachers big bucks to get their release letters
* Salary skimming (as much as 40%)
* Placements of teachers with black unregistered schools
* Selling fake university degrees to unqualified teachers
* Selling TEFL certificates to anyone with cash

Individual horror stories about Helen filled the internet by the dozens over the last five years, but in 2014 she hired a hacker who started deleting them to erase her track record or fraud, abuse, and teacher exploitation. Aside from her lack of ethics, the jobs she has to offer are some of the lowest paying in all of China. Here is a typical complaint from 2012: and some more complaints and comments: What the hell, here are a few more in case you think I am blowing smoke up your butt;;read=62134

Haida HR is an affiliate agent of Helen Chen. They work so closely together they are believed to be the same company although they both deny yet, they share past and present sales reps. TEL: 86-571-88234567 : ext.8011,8012,8013: Hotline: (0086) 400-826-1331: Add: ... Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Also,, and she is always trying to convince people she is part of prestigious Zhejiang University but the University says they are NOT affiliated, and have told her many times to stop using their name!

Regarding Haida HR:;expand=1
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