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Q: What's the biggest scam that you ever encountered on expat forum(s)

What is on my mind is not the obvious ones but the cleverly designed scams.
(Not necessarily in China)
In my experience it was a job offer...with real interview in a nice office. website, telephone number, business cards
I could go on and on..VERY REAL (It was in Indonesia)

8 years 48 weeks ago in  General  - Other cities

 
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Did you apply for the job or get caught up in the broad net they Cast?

Some scammers get your details from online resumes that you have posted like on here

they think if you are looking they can reel you in and I'm sure they catch a lot of people or they wouldn't do it.

also if you open the attachment you let in spy warecool

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8 years 48 weeks ago
 
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I'd say the same as yours "notguilty' only difference was the person that put the add had multiple job offers and went by different names....always set up the interview or called you but the location was never there to begin with. Also Dorisomar had been sending me messages about someone in her family dying and she needed some cash or something like that from this site.

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8 years 46 weeks ago
 
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Guys coming on pretending to be cultured And well travelled.. 

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I was invited to teach in EDENVALE International English school in Shenmu, This a a place near Xian, In Yulin. Shaanxi Province. There are two Chinese Boss for this School, English name is Jennifer and Liza. They have two Chinese Staff named Snow and Anny who are helping them. The complete subject began like this...They promised me a salary of 8000/-RMB. and an accommodation also a work Visa. When I reached there, I was so impressed the way they treated me. Everything changed when it came to my salary date. They Want me to walk up and down with them to give away flyers. They are not ready to pay my salary and they told me they can pay only 6000/-RMB. Which they delayed every month. They promised to pay me after I complete 6 months. I agreed coz Shenmu is very far and To shift back, I need to pay a lot of money. Later it came to my visa issue, they kept me waiting until the last 10 days of expiry which they promised me to take care of all the expenses and finally they told me they cannot do. Its was a real shock, none of the Boss had guilty conscious and their attitude was very rude. They never paid nor supported. I did my visa myself and the most biggest and tragic Highlight I like to share is the school was inspected and I was taken to the police station, they treated me very rudely. I never knew what is the problem, then a kind officer told me that this an unlicensed school. I almost had a heart attack. The officer after keeping me in the station for long 7 hours, released me and asked me to leave the city in next two days. Me with my family was so upset. I asked for my due salary, the bosses completely ignored, I told them I have a contract. They told me to go to the police station coz they have no interest to pay. Literally broken, we left the city. 
The biggest joke is that before me there are several teachers cheated by these Bosses. 
Dear Freinds, my intention of this post to be aware of those cheats. There are lot of unauthorized school, do not trust their contract. 
The School Address Once again-- EDENVALE International English School, Shenmu, Near YULIN, XIAN. Shaanxi Province...BEware Friends...

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How about the scammer that was selling the same motorcycle over and over again and having it stolen from each buyer two weeks after they bought it!  The seller just kept an extra set of keys and always delivered the bike to the next buyer's home!

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