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    Malaysia ESL Recruitment Scam - Haziq Akmal Hamza (views: 1368)

    - Malaysia - Sun, 01 May 2016 Posted by Jamie

    The job posting is below and the email is  The person (Mr. Haziq Akmal Hamza) is the same name that posted another Malaysian school scam (see  Beware this individual.   ESL teaching job offer in Malaysia By: Mr. Haziq Akmal Hamza < > Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 Location: Malaysia (Southeast Asia) Hello,   T....

    Heathfield International School Scam (views: 1742)

    - Thailand - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 Posted by Aimee

    Greetings, I came across your website and boy am I glad I did. I recently was contacted by a school in Thailand that claims they found my CV on The school is called Heathfield International School. After three days of sending emails back and forth and after answering a quite lengthy, ambiguous questionnaire, they sent me a contract and hired me without even asking for a proper interview. I emailed them inquiring about this and asked f....

    Re: Heathfield International School Scam (views: 1291)

    Asia (Thailand) - Wed, 27 Apr 2016
    Posted by Dan

    Hi, Aimee. Heathfield is a real international school here in Bangkok. However, given that it is generally regarded as a tier 3 or lower tier 2 school (assuming that international schools can be classified in this way), the amount you cited is unusually high for them. Most of the decent mid-tier schools would offer that as a starting salary, but certainly not their smaller competitors. I'm surprised you didn't simply check their website, wher....

    Too good to be true-Chinese Family looking for UK tutor (views: 3240)

    - United Kingdom - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 Posted by bruce bridges

    Got this today offering 5,000GBP for a tutor in Manchester   Mr.Sun Weilin and Family Dear Experienced ESL Teacher,How are you doing my friend English teacher,hope my letter meet you ingood health.My name is Mr.Sun Weilin,a Chinese real estate developerand a board chairman/member of Beijing Construction Engineering GroupCO. LTD.I am one of the engineers appointed to handle £800m projectdeal to redevelop Manchester airport in UK and i h....

    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS (views: 765)

    South America () - Thu, 08 Sep 2016
    Posted by Natalia Melo

    I just got the same email from Mr Leo Yan and as it looked too good to be true I typed his name on google and found it to be a scam. It is also very weird that they would want to get a teacher from abroad to go teach English in London :-/ paying for tickets and expenses when they can find teacher right there !!!  ....

    Re: Too good to be true-Chinese Family looking for UK tutor (views: 858)

    Europe () - Tue, 26 Jul 2016
    Posted by me

    They have moved on to Dubai now, advertising the same to go to Dubai.  The guy is not Chinese, he has an African accent.  I wanted to follow it through, and hopefully they will catch them.....

    Re: Too good to be true-Chinese Family looking for UK tutor (views: 1512)

    Online (Online) - Thu, 07 Apr 2016
    Posted by Georgie

    Hey, I agree that this post is too good to be true... but how would it work as a scam?   Kind regards   Georgie....

    UK Scam (views: 1084)

    Central America (Honduras) - Thu, 19 May 2016
    Posted by Sherri Petty

    sounds the same as one being posted by a Leo Yan...looks perfect until they want you to MoneyGram 500 pounds for entry. ....

    Re: Re: Too good to be true-Chinese Family looking for UK tutor (views: 1433)

    Asia (China) - Thu, 07 Apr 2016
    Posted by Michael

    They will ask for money for processing a visa or ask you to give a deposit for travel costs. Sometimes they are just trying to get personal informtaion.....

    Re: Re: Re: Too good to be true-Chinese Family looking for UK tutor (views: 1255)

    Central America (Mexico) - Wed, 27 Apr 2016
    Posted by Salvador

    Be very careful with these guys they will get the better of you (passport, pictures and if you have savings). At the end they will ask for a deposit of 500 pounds to get your visa permit. Don't be fooled I'ts a scam!!!!   Kind regards from Viva Mexico!!....

    Guangzhou Worlda Scam (views: 2240)

    Guangzhou - China - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 Posted by Scam Knight

    Foreign teachers be warned!!!  There is a an ongoing scam being run by a company named Guangzhou Worlda Cultural and Educational Consulting Services, Ltd. where they recruit you for whatever position or location you are seeking to get you to sign a contract, then change the position and location (as the original position discussed never existed).  For more information please see my blog page.  Stay vigilant!....

    Abin Latif Shung - esl recruitment2015 (views: 2219)

    Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 Posted by Sanet

    Abin Latif Shung poses as the Human Resources Manager for Sri Kuala Lumpur School in Malaysia.  He offered me a teaching post at the school with an unbelievable salary and benefits.  When I asked the name and email address for the principal at the school to confirm the offer of employment, his answers became curt, informing me that it is unnecessary to speak to anyone other than himself, since he is the person appointing new staff at th....

    SCAM - Asking for Copy of Social Security Card (views: 1787)

    - South Korea - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 Posted by GARY P SEANOR

    Interested candidates are advised to apply with his or her resume/cv, photograph, international Passport Copy, Social Security Card or SSN, Permanent USA Address and Earliest date of availability through email:   Inbox x   Seong Lee   6:05 PM (1 hour ago) Interested candidates are advised to apply with his or her resume/cv, photogr...   ....

    Too Good To Be True Offer - Probably a Scam (views: 1810)

    - China - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 Posted by Douglas

    This ad came up for a job in China offering $3,200/month and asking to send a lot of informaiton like SSN and permanent US address.  What do they need a Social Security Number for? HIGH PAID ESL/ENGLISH TEACHING POSITIONS WITH FREE VISA + AIR TICKET + HOUSING PROVIDEDWe are looking for 2 American ESL/ENGLISH teachers for immediate employment in BEIJING, CHINA.we have many jobs available . We do all the work to make your job search as easy an....

    Beware of Spammers such as Jiamei Education (views: 1856)

    - China - Wed, 27 Jan 2016 Posted by Mark

    They may have legitimate jobs but since they post/spam the jobs board with 100s of jobs at one time (literally), chances are they are fishing sites for vacant jobs and then trying to find applicants to "sell" to the open positions.  How well can they be screening hundreds of jobs with cut and paste job descriptions. They always use the same email:  Jiamei Education at and then switch to Sally at sall....

    Dubai British School - Fake posing as the actual school (views: 1868)

    Dubai - United Arab Emirates - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 Posted by Doug

    Dubai British School - ( - Dubai, UAE - Fake posing as the actual school The above school will contact you via the principal of the "school": Andy Homden ( / Tel:00971501874916 ). In the email, they will refer you to the Wikepedia listing for the school: but they are a scam. The actual Dubai British School is at http://www.dubaibritishschoo....

    They are scammmers posing as the American School of Madrid and the The Schengen Visa Office. The school is aware of this scam and has posted a warning on their website. They will ask for your CV, cover letter and photo after which they will forward a somewhat simplistic application. After this, they will send you a too good to be true contract with the director's signature and request that you forward copies of your passport, bank statement and v....

    Admin Officers/Tutors/Assit lecturers - Wells University Job Offer Scam (views: 2472)

    - United Kingdom - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 Posted by Admin

    Another common scam where they take the school name and create a very convincing ad and even have a website but when you look closely at the email/website, you will see one or two letters missing.  They even made a nice little logo for the university.  Finally, the 120,000 GBP salary per year should be a tip off. Copy of the original ad: Wells University of London is a vibrant learning environment – fostering innovation and creati....

    Private Tutor Scam - Dr. George McGeorge - Devon, England (views: 1971)

    Devon - United Kingdom - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 Posted by Admin

    This is another email scam asking for you to help teach his wife (Vietnamese) and child. He claims to be an American living abroad while offering 3,500 GBP to teach his family. This scam is actually quite detailed in that he sends mutliple emails with pictures of his family and even his "passport". Regardless, one thing remains the same...too good to be true.  His email is PLEASE NOTE: The email and names chan....

    Posting for Jobs that are NOT teaching is usually a warning sign (views: 2169)

    - Indonesia - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 Posted by Admin

    We are always surprised when we see job postings for jobs that have nothing to do with teaching...whether it is industrial jobs or web search evaluators.  If they are posting on a teaching site, they are either desperate or lying.  An example (and notice that they don't use a website email but some generic email address...NOT very corporate!): Open Career PT Bumi Resources Tbk 2015/2016 Due to facing fast business growth and expanding o....

    Teaching Job Scam in Turkey with "Many Benefits" (views: 2507)

    - Turkey - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 Posted by Admin

    The following is a false job offere being posted for a job in Turkey with "Many Benefits" and a salary of $4,750USD/month.  Remember...if it sounds too good to be true...then it probably is... We are looking for teachers of ESL/English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mathematics, Social Studies, Physics, Government, Literature, Music, History, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Account and Agric to work with us in Istanbul,Turkey.We will offer you a ....

    Sri Garden School - ESL teaching job offer scam in Kuala Lumpur (views: 3710)

    - Malaysia - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 Posted by Admin

    Beware of scam job posting in the name of Sri Garden School uisng email  This is not really the school.  Example of scam posting below: Hello,This to inform you that due to on going expansion in our School, we invite resourceful and committed individuals with the right attitude, skills and experience to join us as an ESL TEACHER:Requirements:• Candidates with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the re....

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