Those 10 questions below need answers, and answers that make sense. Until those answers arrive from Gi2c they should be avoided like a filthy, crusty toilet seat in a public washroom.
I called this company over a year ago when I saw this ad below in their website and ended up speaking to an American guy named Zack. At the time he said that internship was already filled but he referred me to a girl named Vivian who tried to put me into five other internships that had nothing to do with investment banking, or even business finance. But never once did they take down this advertis*m*nt and when I called up seven days ago using a fake name, they told me it was available but they would not give me any details until I sent them a $300 deposit! I am publicly challenging them here to name the company that offers this position in China because it think it is just a made-up bait ad.
I want to point out that all the people who work there are trained to be so kind and charming that it is very hard to believe they are not telling the truth. Imagine if you will, a group of nuns who pray by day and do cybercrime by night. Don't be fooled by sweet and kind voices on the phone. They are focused on getting your $$$$$ anyway they can.
I also spoke with a victim from Gi2c that I met by pure chance and he says he posted a complaint at an expatriate web site and two weeks later it was gone. He thinks Gi2c has a hacker on its staff that deletes bad comments about them and good ones of competitors. Is that possible? Oh yeah... I called there to their office and Cheryl doesn't work there any more. She also resigned - so that makes 16 in the last year. It sure would be interesting to read their resignation letters.
The below questions were asked by another scam victim at another forum and I would also like to ask them here since it is key to their integrity - or lack of it I should say:
1.) Why did you tell me and other intern to lie to the visa office and not to say we are coming to China to be interns when we pay you $3,700 to be an intern and sign contracts that say so?
2.) Why do you keep saying all these foreigners on your web site (Paul, Max, Joe, etc.) work for you when most all of them quit many months ago? Here are their photos...http://www.gi2c.org/our-team.html
3.) Why can't you tell us the addresses of the offices you claim you have in Toyko, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Canada?
4.) True or False - Your employee "Tommy" was arrested for Visa Fraud and spent 1 year in jail?
5.) Please list all the University and MNC "Partners" you told me you have and why foes SMU deny having any relationship with you even though you put a photo of their alumni association on your website?
6.) Why do your internships opportunities stay the same and why did your webmaster Steve Brown of the U.K. resign?
7.) Why won't someone put a signature on the letter you are sending to people saying that you are being "smeared by some envious competitor"?
8.) Why do you delete my comments and that of 3 other real clients who complained on your Facebook page?
9.) Why don't you tell people all the costs of being an intern in China for 90 days (about $8,000) until AFTER they pay you a $300 deposit?
10.) Why is Gi2c using a .org internet domain when you are not a registered foundation, charity, NGO, NPO, or even a volunteer group. You are a "for profit" business so why are you trying to fool people with the .org?
I also personally believe the China Scam Report before I believe an unsigned letter on Gi2c letterhead saying that some competitor is just trying to make them look bad. They have done that all by themselves I think.