Scam Alert - CUCAS Study In China Program Targeting Teachers

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Scam Alert - CUCAS Study In China Program Targeting Teachers

Unread postby Murphy » 24 Mar 2014, 08:50

This appears to be another one of those sophisticated China scams that looks so great and innocent on the surface and you don't see the bottom half of the iceberg until you are already in China with no hope of a refund. There are 4 or 5 links warning people about this fraud on the internet but they are buried so deep within the SEO spam of CUCAS which is owned by a former Chinese government official. This guy is so cunning. Read this link and see for yourself. http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com

Long story short, they claim to be part of the Ministry of Education (they are not) and they promise they can get you into any Chinese university to study Chinese and then give you a job when you finish. But after you pay the money you are told that you were only accepted by a handful of universities - the ones that pay CUCAS a commission! Once they have your money there will be a snow storm in hell before you can get a refund. Then they also collect from the university. In fact the money you pay for tuition also goes in his pocket because he gets the university to give you a scholarship about half the time.
Make a complaint with the authorities and the CUCAS owner will pay off visa official to make sure your visa does not get renewed OR he gets you deported because he gets you to work illegally on a student visa! Looking at the nice website they have with the phony .edu.cn domain name, it is very easy to fall for this trap.

My buddy is dating a girl who used to work there and she told us all this stuff. At first we did not believe her until we started seeing the complaints on line. Spread the word people - they solicit via emails, Skype, and social media using "China Scholarships" and "Work In China" ads as bait.
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Re: Scam Alert - CUCAS Study In China Program Targeting Teac

Unread postby Polaris » 02 May 2014, 07:00

Thank you for the heads up. I see they are getting a lot of heat all over the internet and your reference link is probably why. That outfit is 100% sleaze hiding behind a great website. Honestly, I would have been fooled totally.
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