China is rapidly becoming a destination for English teachers. This has resulted in loads of scammers trying to muscle in on the opportunity.
When you see an interesting teaching opportunity be careful. Many “companies” will offer to provide you with accommodation, meals, transport, and a good salary. The only thing you have to worry about is paying for your visa. And they will offer to sort that for you as well. You just have to pay them the required fee and they will do the rest. Yeah, really?
This is a typical visa scam. Offer you something you can’t refuse, so you’ll be more than happy to pay to overcome the small bump. And you pay. Complete radio silence there after. They’ve just gone off with your money. Oops.
How do you avoid these type of scams? Easy. Don’t believe everything they say. Don’t be greedy. Do your homework. Make sure they pay for the visa. Check for “company name” & scam. You’ll be surprised what Google comes up with. Check facebook, twitter, etc for comments. Get references from people who’ve been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
And last but not least, if it sounds too good to be true, as usual, it’ll be too good to be true. Don’t fall for it.