PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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Taken from CSP Report No, 372: (Excerpt)

URGENT RED ALERT! - Do not send nor upload your resume to HiredInChina.com which has been operating illegally since 2018 in Beijing, China and owned by a Chinese CCP member Zhe Jiang. They have refused to provide any reply to our inquiries (The standard 7 questions we ask all suspected scam operated listed here https://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-te ... am-artists . Furthermore SAFEA confirmed that both HiredinChina nor Zhe Jiang are not registered nor authorized to solicit nor hire foreigners for any profession in China.

Their claims to be "partners with China's Ministry of Education" are false. We have investigated the positions advertised on their website via 5 mystery teachers and only after they submitted their false resumes were they told that every position they applied for was "already filled"" and they refused to identify the alleged employer.

More alarming is that three foreign TEFL teachers who uploaded their resumes to HiredInChina.com within the last 6 months have all become victims of identity theft and credit card fraud within China and none of the three victims had posted their resume anywhere else. All three tefl teachers claimed they were interviewed on Skype by the same non-existent "HR Director Mrs. Li" of a non-existent TEFL Ghost company "Global TEFL Express"

Although this investigation is ongoing, we urge all expats to avoid this company and refrain from giving them any personal information and refuse to answer their online questionnaire. Do not even give them your email address as we confirmed they do employ at least one skilled hacker (perhaps more).
Before sending off your resume or passport scan, be sure to check https://reddit.com/r/teflscams and to vaccinate yourself against foreign teacher job scams.
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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More has come out at https://reddit.com/r/teflreviews and two Chinese brothers named Wong are running the show and they are using some foreign agents in the U.K. to make things appear they are a foreign operation. They are using .com, .org. and .net. So teachers should avoid any and all HiredInChina websites and ads.

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Look Before You Leap at https://reddit.com/r/teflscams
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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There is a lot more about these brothers and their gang of agents at https://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral. These agents are spread around the U.K. and also Serbia, South Africa, and the Ukraine. It seems they set up a "feeder network". But I searched the SAIC database and they have no business license and Crystal at SAFEA says they are not registered with them, and therefore, not legitimate. She said she will have the cops add them to the list for "investigation and roll-up". Crystal said they "roll up" these fake companies every month and she is happy for the COVID border lock up because it cut her paper work by more than half! They are using three different web sites at .com, .org, and .net.
The best TEFL advice I ever got is at https://reddit.com/r/tefl_tips_traps_scams and right here at TEFL.net.
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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A few years ago I had an identity theft problem that took me over a year to clean up with the help of a $5,000 lawyer. My almost perfect credit was destroyed by some yahoo in YiWu, China and I have never been there in my life. I spent less than an hour on the phone with Scott at China Scam Patrol in Beijing and we figured out that someone working at the Beijinger.com was selling the information of expats attending their job fairs sold me data to a professional fraud master whose speciality was identity thief.

That guy in YiWu bought over $12,000 of electronics, clothes, and jewelry before I learned the police were looking for ME! Thank god I was not responsible for all the charges, but I had to eat the $5,000 legal fee. I hope you all learn from my mistake and use an deliberately misspelled resume. Here is the tip sheet the CSP gave me....

NEVER:

* Put your full name on a resume. Instead use initials like Jerome B72
* Never give your date of birth, Instead give an approximate age like "under 36 years of age"
* Never ever give a home address, but it is fine to say "Native of California"
* Never submit a color photo of just your face looking straight forward, always on an oblique angle
* Never submit copies of your birth certificate or social security card
* Accept Chinglish names from anyone and ask for their full Chinese names in Pin Yin and write it down


ALWAYS:

* Use a friends return address when mailing off resumes or a disposable email address
* When calling a bout a job use *67 to block your phone number or use Skype
* Sign employment contracts only with principals or HR officials at the school - not coffee shops
* Verify anyone purporting to be an HR or FAO or recruiter with the school on a land line to verify
* Guard and destroy your banking and credit card receipts
* Take a photo of the people who try to recruit you by taking selfies with them
* Take photos of tag numbers of cars driven by those trying to recruit you.
* Take a photo of the SAIC business license or national ID card of anyone who asks you to sign a contract in China
Watch your step in China. There is a pile of shit waiting for your foot around every corner that only laowai seem to step in. See https://reddit.com/r/workabroadfraud.
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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As for me, in over 8 years, I have never known the China Scam Patrol to be wrong when they issue a report. Here are a few of their most famous ones and I think you will see what I mean... https://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpress.com Of course, you should be your own judge and use your own brain.
Before taking any teaching job in China make a quick visit over to https://reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral and https://reddit.com/r/TEFLreviews so your dream job does not become a nightmare.
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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Well, Crystal at SAFEA says they are not registered or known to SAFEA and an online search of the SAIC database shows they do not have a business license. I did find them at https://reddit.com/r/teflscams. Draw your own conclusions.
I suggest every TEFL teacher take a visit to https://reddit.com/r/TEFLscams BEFORE they send off their resumes.
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Re: PSA Fraud Warning - HiredInChina.com is a Chinese Scam - Linked To Identity Theft by CSP

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They are also using .org and .net websites as well and have been advertising under numerous fictitious names online. Beware!
Before sending off your resume or passport scan, be sure to check https://reddit.com/r/teflscams and to vaccinate yourself against foreign teacher job scams.
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