Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

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Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby blentil » 09 May 2011, 00:03

Hi. Has anybody heard of or had any experience working with or tutoring for the “Dongpeng English Training Centre” in China? They have offered me a position as an online English tutor but I want to make sure it is not a scam or fraud since they have asked for my bank account info to send payments via bank drafts twice a month. Anybody got anything? Thanks.
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby ColleenG » 16 May 2011, 05:37

I have also been recently offered a position at Donpeng. I don't have a problem with bank drafts; however, the employment contract I received required that I submit a $350 USD deposit for the training materials. Further research shows that the site has only been active since Feb. of 2011, which makes me very suspicious. Also, the contract is written in very poor English; shouldn't a ESL school have their formal employment contract proofread for correct English? I am not going to accept this position because I feel it is probably a scam. Good luck!
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby jilpet » 31 May 2011, 05:11

I was also just offered a contract from Dong Peng. I had questions about the deposit, and was given the option of sending a partial payment of $165 directly to the software company and then told the text book amount could be reduced from th first paycheck. When I researched the software company, Xi’an Unique Electronics Ltd, it says nothing about software development, only instrument and gauge production. Seems very fishy.... But I will keep probing, just to see what comes up next
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby Josef » 01 Jun 2011, 01:41

Generally speaking, employers pay employees, not vice-versa.
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby Amatullah » 04 Jun 2011, 13:49

Yes, this school is a SCAM! I even wish that I did not fill out the application w/my picture as that can be a tool for identity theft. They also ask for your banking information (so they can WITHDRAW money, not pay you). They give you a fake test, and even ask for flickr account info. I figured that this place was a joke, schools in China do not pay $25 an hour. I confronted the school and told them that they are scammers, and amazingly....they stopped contacting me. Be careful when dealing online with any job. If you send a photo or your passport scan/copy to any of these people, watermark it to discourage ID theft.

I kept all of their emails and even a copy of their application for proof is anyone needs it.
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby sarahp » 07 Jun 2011, 18:11

Hi All! I too have completed the tests and been accepted as an on-line teacher with Dong Peng, and like all of you, am wondering if this company is legitimate or not.
Before I send the requested deposit of 200 USD, I would like to hear from anyone who is actually employed by Dong Peng and can verify the they are a bona fide school. So please let me know! Many thanks!
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Re: Dongpeng English Training Centre in China?

Unread postby TheTruth » 30 Jul 2011, 09:02

This is NOT a bona fide school.

It has been written about all over the Internet and all over the Chinese press. They have a particularly nefarious reputation.

Kiss your money good bye if you have sent it to this school.

In China, never, ever, ever pay an agent money to secure a job for you. Not ever.
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