Beware of China ESL & TEFL Teacher Internship Scams!

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Beware of China ESL & TEFL Teacher Internship Scams!

I cannot single out one company because there are over a dozen who profit from this fraud that looks so legitimate on the surface. The biggest offenders are OnlineTEFL.com, CRCC, i-to-i.com, and GI2C. First be advised that you paying money to intern in China as teacher is completely insane when you can be hired within days as a full-time teacher in China at full pay. So why the hell would you pay a third party money and travel 3,000 - 5,000 miles to work for half pay?

Secondly, it is against Chinese labor laws for foreigners to work as interns in China without a Z visa, and most all of the China internship scam companies are not licensed to even hire foreigners in the first place, and therefore they cannot sponsor Z visas.

Last but not least, these China scam internship companies don't care whether you actually get a job in China or not - and frankly less than 2% of China interns get hired because of the Z visa problem mentioned above. But they will gladly take your payment and it will snow in hell before you ever get a refund from them unless you file a police report and report them on all the scam sites to warn others.

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All Be Warned! Gi2c China Internship Scam Is Convincing!

If not for the warning online by victim Winnie Mailiko I would have lost $3,700 to this Gi2C make believe HR company. They are very sneaky to make everything look real but it is all fake!

They sell career dreams based on China internships. They target fresh college graduates and offer them jobs over the phone (never in writing) with big companies like Intel or KPMG - in China. The jobs supposedly pay $50,000 to start. This first call comes from a call center in Pakistan but they say they are calling from "London". Before they offer you the job they ask for your resume and the set up a fake interview witj someone you think works for the huge company.

After the interview you get a call a few days later saying you are perfect for the job but they want you to do a 90 day internship with the company to evaluate your skill sets and to see if you are "reliable and competent". Sounds normal yes?

So when you agree to do this, they say they subcontract a Beijing company called Gi2C who will call to make the arrangements. That's when you find out you have to pay a $300 processing fee! After you do that, you are told that when they tell you the total placement fee is $3,699. If you refuse they keep dropping the price but $999 is as low as they go, and they will not give you back your $300!

Then they put the pressure on by saying if payment is not received then you will go on the waiting list because 9 people said they want this opening. They are very smooth and convincing. They use a lot of fake testimonials and review sites and all these links talk about the tricks they use. Don't believe these people - they are professional thieves.

http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/117-fraud-warning-gi2c-and-other-china-...

http://www.chinascampatrol.org

http://www.scamorg.com/gi2c-org-38#m53166

http://www.realscam.com/f8/warning-gi2c-china-internship-just-another-ch...

http://scam-detector.com/forums/forum/employment-scams/366-gi2c-org-and-...

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Gi2c is just one of many China Internship Scams - Beware!

If anyone asks you to pay money for a job or internship in China, they are a scam to avoid. The real China internships are free and the same applies to China jobs. In order to spot the scams, you can use this checklist http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?644846-China-Job-Recruiter-amp-Visa-A...

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