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CFTU blacklist 2018 of China Schools & Recruiters

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With so many China Job Scammers using multiple alias names and disposable SIM cards, the China TEFL blacklist grew to over 400 this year. Although most of the TEFL scammers can be narrowed down to a dozen people, the alias name game they play requires quarterly updates to this CFTU Blacklist starting this year. This list now includes links to China Labor laws, China visa laws, official China foreign teacher requirements & qualifications, expat employee rights in China, and photos of the shady China job agents and recruiters using various names. We also included links to good and bad China employment contracts so you know what to look for. More details can be found at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org. More current info might be found at http://reddit/r/chinateachers. Please share this link with your teacher colleagues and help reduce the scam victim count in China. Thank you - Denise & Gregg

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  • I was a teacher at Tianwen International School in yichang. When I was hired I was promised 15000 a month and that I was to teach high school students. When I had arrived they handed me a contract that said my salary was 11000 per month and I was to be paid 10000 per month for my two month probation period. I was supposed to be paid on the last banking day of the month yet they made an excuse that day that I would be paid on the next Monday as they did not give me my salary card. I then traveled to Cambodia to meet my girlfriend who we were planning to get married. While there I was ill with a fever and when I asked for sick leave they asked me if it was a joke and where the books and keys were. In my contract I am given three sick days with pay per year. If i were to ask for more than 2 days off I needed a doctors note. I only take sick days if I have a fever. They violated the contract by terminating me when I asked for sick time and by paying me late. I do not think my demands are unreasonable pay me on time and abide by the contract. I was suppose to marry my girlfriend and had asked for 3 day marriage leave which they refused.
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  • I was a teacher at Tianwen International School in yichang. When I was hired I was promised 15000 a month and that I was to teach high school students. When I had arrived they handed me a contract that said my salary was 11000 per month and I was to be paid 10000 per month for my two month probation period. I was supposed to be paid on the last banking day of the month yet they made an excuse that day that I would be paid on the next Monday as they did not give me my salary card. I then traveled to Cambodia to meet my girlfriend who we were planning to get married. While there I was ill with a fever and when I asked for sick leave they asked me if it was a joke and where the books and keys were. In my contract I am given three sick days with pay per year. If i were to ask for more than 2 days off I needed a doctors note. I only take sick days if I have a fever. They violated the contract by terminating me when I asked for sick time and by paying me late. I do not think my demands are unreasonable pay me on time and abide by the contract. I was suppose to marry my girlfriend and had asked for 3 day marriage leave which they refused.
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  • Ray International Academy is another scam to watch out for. They force teachers to sign two different employment contracts from two different schools. Ray International Academy is a house of terror that does not pay its teachers properly and they deduct from the teacher's salary if a student drops out. Deductions / student can be over 1000 ( One thousand) Rmb per month. Ray international Academy has campus in Wuhan, Shanghai and other places. The Wuhan campus is a house of terror with all the scams mentioned before!
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CFTU blacklist 2018 of China Schools & Recruiters

  1. 1. Welcome to 2018 TEFL teachers. As usual we all have to be on guard against the many skimmers, scammers, and employee exploiters which make up the three big 3 categories of those who join our blacklist every year. The list was getting smaller year by year but this year we saw the explosion of many new alias names for the old veteran scammers like the notorious Rebecca Tang (affectionately known as the The Wicked Witch Of The East) who now calls herself by many different names depending on whom she is speaking (She is either now Rosie, Ruby, or Rose Tang) and her old China ESL scam company gave birth to 14 different alias companies listed below. In reality just 8 people account for 90% of the TEFL scams in China but these 8 people are cunning chameleons always changing their company names. But while the cat and mouse charades continue and the China Scam Patrol exposes the name games, we urge you all just to ask 7 basic questions to any potential employer and/or job agents, FAOs, or TEFL recruiters you come across. And within 10 minutes of asking these questions by phone or email, you will know if you are dealing with honest or dishonest players in China. Here are the seven questions to ask and they are based on the graphic on page 5 below which is taken from the monthly newsletter of China Scam Patrol; http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-sc am-artists You will not find a quicker nor cheaper way to do due diligence in China (it’s free!). Those who dance around the questions or try to bash China Scam Patrol are those listed below on this blacklist or probably in que for investigation. Those who can provide the requested information straight away are the real deal IF you take the time to verify what they tell you! Page 2 of 39 Pages
  2. 2. This listing below is in no special order and is just a listing. If you want to know WHY they are on this list then visit our master blacklist at http://www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org and read the links. Reasons they are on this list are usually a combination of the following;  Promoting or hiring unqualified teachers  Lying about mandatory China Teacher Requirements (Z Visa & Uni Degrees)  Stealing deposits  Extorting teachers for release letters  Salary skimming  Misrepresentation and Deliberate Non-Disclosure  No Business License or SAFEA Registration  Selling fake diplomas, black visas,or phony TEFL certificates  Fabricating and posting fake job ads for non-existent jobs  Fronting for identity thieves  Forum Fishing  Holding Passports  Snitching on fake teachers they recruited for reward moneys  Baiting & Switching jobs on teachers after they arrive in China  Deliberately pushing an illegal contract  Impersonating an FAO, University, or Government official  Sexual Harrasment  Blackmail or Graymail  Non-Payment of last paycheck or bonus moneys Page 3 of 39 Pages
  3. 3. China job scams take many shapes and forms and come in assorted flavors. Here are the top 20 most popular scammers in China today with their signature MOs… https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL -TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST/page15 To avoid 95% of China Job Scams avoid using agents and find your own SAFEA registered employer with the fewest complaints. Just follow this guide here in the OP link and you will earn 20% - 50% more by eliminating a broker chain. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaTEFL/comments/6w0rwy/contact_info_for_320_chi na_tefl_esl_teacher/ To be sure there still are some honest head hunters in China but they work for licensed agencies like Hays, Mercer, Marsh, etc. They have real offices with dozens of employees. Those that exist only in cyberspace with (or without) a website and business license should be avoided. Many are identity thieves. Read this before you send out a single resume for a China job http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com. Now that you see the minefield in front of you in China, here is your map of mines to avoid unless you like costly and unpleasant surprises. Remember , China does not have a BBB, FTC, and their FBI (Public Security Bureasu or PSB) really don’t care much about transient foreigners getting ripped off. In fact, some of them are amused by it all. They openly call expat fraud victims “dumb idiots” and joke about the victims in Chinese. But if a victim is a local just watch them swarm! Page 4 of 39 Pages
  4. 4. Never forget the 90% rule about expat employment in China… “90% of China’s employers are honest, fair, and ethical, but 90% of the China job agents and recruiters are not!” Page 5 of 39 Pages
  5. 5. Here are the blacklisted bad apples of China’s TEFL trade ( In no special order) Yuri Khlystov aka Sergei Khlystov Rebecca Tang Helen Chen aka “Hangzhou Helen” Rosie Tang Hampson English Ruby Tang Focus Education Rose Tang Danny Chen Ou Wen aka Owen Laowai Career Center Getin2China Gi2C Go Abroad China Wiseway Global Education Beijing Wiseway Co. Beijing Wiseway Consulting CUCAS Wiseway International Education China ESL New Life ESL Foreign HR ForeignerHR.com BeijingTeach.com Golden Bridge Education Golden Bridge Visa Golden Bridge ESL Panda Visa Echinacities.com Sinocities.com ChinaExpat.cn ChinaExpat.cn.com U.S. Art & Design Youth Academy of Dance Ray Yi Tong Tong aka Terry UFIEC aka UFEIC Aston English Disney English (Chengdu) EZ English David Valley Derek Yazwa New World ESL Best Learning Page 6 of 39 Pages
  6. 6. Beile Training Center ForeignExpats.com Wan Jia Education China – Uni Golden Bridge English Beijing Chi-West East-West Education China HR George Xu Elizabeth Schliebitz TheBeijinger.com OnlineTEFL.com i-to-i.com TEFLNetwork.com Good Teachers Union GT Teachers ChinaGlobalConnections.com Kaplan English Shane English Jian Zhang Sun Zhi Zhong aka Kevin Sun Joyce Chang Carl He aka Karl He Holy Global Education Mayflower International Mayflower Education Spotlight International Education Bao Li aka Amanda Erica Lau aka Erika Lau Erica Liu aka Erika Liu Lake Education Lake International Lake English Center Stanford English Qianshi Education Bossa Bossa International EZ Kids EZ Kids English Bi-Lingo China China Bi-Lingo ESLInsider.com TEFLNewbie.com ESL Insider You Tube Joey Nikic Pedrag aka Nicci Guo Bin aka Guo Bing Boshi Education Page 7 of 39 Pages
  7. 7. Happy English Fun Time English Yankee English Beijing English Center English Starshine Best English Center Elite English Jane Li aka June Li Morgan English Yanshan English Center Magnusson Bret Van Zeller Brett Van Zeller Bret Von Zeller Brett Von Zeller Johnny Wang Summer Li Fanny Feng New Century English Eric Winder Peter Zheng Amy Zhang 4 Seasons English Lucas Lang BTW… From time to time you will see someone online bashing the CFTU and making some false allegations (never any evidence or proof provided) in an effort to smear or discredit our volunteer group now operating 8 years in China. Keep in mind the source of those comments usually dome from people exposed on this list. If you have any doubts, read these two links… https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral/comments/6mk11k/th e_lovehate_relationship_with_the_cftu_china/ http://opnlttr.com/search/node/CFTU Page 8 of 39 Pages
  8. 8. Keith Curran Nigel Gao Bobby Liu English Express CRCC Internships English Plus Bobby Chen Vince Li Nancy Goldberg Nancy Goldstein Sabrina Song Victory English Center Cambridge English Center Native English School American English Academy Five Flags English Duke English Noble Language Center Franklin English Institute Franklin English School English Immersion Center English Now! Cui Carter aka Carter Cui Study Abroad English National English Academy Henry Hu Lisa Li aka Lisa Liu David Ho Wuhan Language Institute Quick English Hangzhou English Exchange U.S. English Exchange Shanghai English Exchange 3 Trees English Jiangsu English Exchange English Monkey Express English 4 You Enjoy English American Dream English Goldentran Sammy Shan Allison Chen Most English Center BestEnglish.com Gold Door English Lucky English Red Dragin English Academy Asian English Academy Page 9 of 39 Pages
  9. 9. You may find this hard to believe but 80% of the employment contracts foreign expats are asked to sign in China are illegal according to China Labor laws. They actually ask you to sign a contract that forfeits your 15 employee rights and privacy guaranteed by law in China. Do not sign the first contract you are given, even if you are told “Everyone signs this standard contract.” That is horse manure friends. Read these links and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE IN CHINA SO YOU ARE NOT EXPLOITED or used as a “marketing monkey”. https://www.scam.com/entry.php?8576-Most-China-foreign-TE FL-English-teachers-cheating-themselves-of-40-with-illegal-con tracts Here’s a sample of a bad but very common contract: https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3 Sample of a contract we suggest you use: http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2017/06/cftu-urges- china-foreign-english.html. Page 10 of 39 Pages
  10. 10. Thomas Jefferson English New Day English Vivian Li Nelson Nankai English Universe Center Walsh English Academy Rob Becker aka Peter Becker Worlda World of English English4U.cn English Scholars Marco Polo English Silk Wu aka Satin Wu Great Wall English ESLCafe.com Dave Sperling Best Western English London Bridge English Tang Guan ChinaHR America Culture English Fast English School United Nations English Center Royal English Modern English Center Ling Lu aka Lisa Lu Lilly Wei aka Lily Wei New Age English First English Excel English Center Diamond English Charlie Chen First Leap Dalian English Academy Buckingham English Center Haida York English China English Express Your Dream English Jiang Jing Jing Heavens Gate English Read-N-Write English Columbia English House English4You.cn Talk English Today Jane Zhang Sunny Days English Global English Centers Page 11 of 39 Pages
  11. 11. If not, do NOT sign any contract or even speak with a recruiter until you know how you can be used and abused and how to protect yourself from this exploitation. Here are your 15 basic employee rights: https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaTEFL/comments/72a13d/foreign _english_teachers_in_china_actually_have/ http://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral/comments/7bk1n4/ who_and_what_to_believe_about_tefl_teaching_in/ Page 12 of 39 Pages
  12. 12. Do you know the official China Foreign Teacher Requirements for 2018? Here they are as your own Embassy and Chinese Consulate and http://SAFEA.gov.cn will confirm for you… 1)Applicant must be a native English speaker holding a current passport from U.S., Canada, U.K, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. 2)Applicant must be between 22-55 years of age when arriving to China without any disease. 3)Applicant must have a verifiable bachelor or post graduate degree from an accredited university 4)Applicant must have a Z visa in their passport before teaching a single lesson 5)Applicant must have a certified police certificate proving you have no criminal record of any convictions 6)Applicant must have 2 years previous teaching experience TEFL CERTIFICATES ARE NOT REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO TEACH IN CHINA – YET! Page 13 of 39 Pages
  13. 13. Did you also know that the Chinese government arrested and deported almost 4,000 fake foreign teachers in 2017 for using fake diplomas, phony TEFL certificates and/or for working without a real Z visa? See and scroll here: http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com You have now reviewed one-third of our 2018 China TEFL blacklist. If you are a CFTU member you already received all 39 pages by email. If you are not a member, scroll down to the bottom of page 15 and click on the last link. Best wishes for the new year of the Dog for you and your loved ones. May your stay in China be safe, fun, and healthy! Please accept our surprise gift for 2018 as a fellow TEFL teacher (Free Global WIFI Access and a free VPN that actually works in China). Only 4 VPNs actually work in China so read this here before you buy one! https://www.slideshare.net/LaowaiCareerCenter/cftu-gives-2018- new-year-gift-free-wifi-access-when-traveling-and-vpn-for-china-t efl-teachers-working-in-china And here is something to help you earn 20% - 50% more in salary as a full-time qualified TEFL teacher in China. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaTEFL/comments/6w0rwy/contact_i nfo_for_320_china_tefl_esl_teacher/ (Click on the OP Link) Page 14 of 39 Pages
  14. 14. The last link below will give you the rest of our blacklist from our website. But before you leave, we suggest you bookmark and read these links here when you have time so you can learn the truth about China expat salaries. In 2017 the average veteran TEFL teacher in China earned a monthly average of 18,000 rmb. Only newbie teachers earn less than 15,000 per month due to their own ignorance. The more you learn the more you earn! http://www.chinascambusters.com https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL -TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1961758#p ost1961758 http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org/2012/12/china-foreign-teachers-union- posts-esl.html/ Page 15 of 39 Pages

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