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    Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

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    There are a lot of illegal scams operating in China and Gi2c (also known as Getin2China) is just one of many that is allowed to operate for more than 5 years. Why do they get away with it?

    1) If cops knock on their door (as has been the case) $5,000 makes them go away for another 3-6 months

    2) Chinese authorities don't care about foreigners cheating other foreigners (they actually find it amusing)

    3) The foreign visitors being swindled are temporary transients who won't be around long enough to testify in court

    The scam that Gi2C peddles is a fraudulent China internship program that is actually illegal by Chinese law as you can see in these two links:

    http://www.balglobal.com/News/NewsDe...-Students.aspx

    http://antifraudintl.org/threads/bew...a-scams.96692/

    Using Mail Chimp they spam their emails to hundreds of college students every day advising them of job opportunities in China and inviting them to send their resumes for "consideration". More often than not the word "internship" is not even used and the focus is on "high-paying jobs". Attachments or links will include legitimate articles from Forbes, Wall Street Journal, or New York Times that confirm the big job boom in China. Other bait used inlcludes over a hundred ads spammed every week at Milkround, Prospects, etc. Those who take the bait are then called by Skype and led down a golden path lined with fake testimonials and shown a very impressive website (that had me fooled for two weeks).

    The Gi2c "career specialist" (sales rep) gives you so much shit to read (all their propaganda and alleged "success stories") that you really don't have time to do your own due diligence and research. If you did you might find all of these warnings all over the internet;

    http://eslwatch.info/forum/china/117...re-people.html

    http://www.chinascampatrol.org

    http://www.scamorg.com/gi2c-org-38#m53166

    http://www.realscam.com/f8/warning-g...t-pricey-3928/

    http://scam-detector.com/forums/foru...-u-k-employee/

    After they talk with you two times they will set you up with a fake job interview that you will swear is real. But to get that interview you must first pay a $300 processing or registration fee. They are very convincing and after 7 years of operating this scam, they have become so good at swindling that even a real HR staffer would think the interview is real - so don't feel bad if you are fooled as well. A day or two after the interview, you are told that you "are a qualified candidate and short-listed" but there is a catch...

    YOU MUST COMPLETE A 90 DAY INTERNSHIP TO PROVE YOURSELF TO THE COMPANY! If during the internship management sees that you are reliable, competent and responsible you will "probably" be hired. "The job is yours to lose".

    This makes sense o a lot of people who agree to even pay money to do this internship because they believe when it ends they will have a $60,000 job waiting for them! The Gi2C internship placement fees range from $999 to $3,699 and if you complain about this, you are reminded that head hunters charge a lot more and when you get the $60,000 job, the placement fee you paid for the internship is a great deal. Most people even agree with this!

    After you pay the money and go to China is when you first realize something is not right. "Your own apartment" that was promised to you is really one tiny room in a shared apartment with three other strangers who were also expecting their own digs. Your roomies may be cool people or they could be racists, slob assholes with a contagious disease. It comes down to luck I suppose.

    You report for work as an intern only to discover the company is not some huge international company, but some 2nd or 3rd tier start up in desperate need of free labor or a Chinese company that is only a vendor to the big international company that was mentioned to you on the phone. So now you double-check your contract and realize the fine print is something you should have read after all. You have legally been ed over - and there is almost nothing you can do about this. Google "Winnie Maliko, China internship scam" and learn how one Gi2C customer was victimized. Now multiply her by 179 - the average number of interns who filed complaints with China Scam Patrol every month during 2014. (See China Scam Patrol report)

    BUT THERE IS A SLIVER LINING TO ALL THESE INTERNSHIP SCAMS IN CHINA...

    You can actually get a real Fortune 500 Company internship in China - for FREE! Of course not many people will tell you this because they would prefer to make money from your gullibility. See this links and you will see there are no string attached, nothing to by way of getting these top drawer internships: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forum...cams-no-really

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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    I agree and below is proof that they lie about everything. The below is taken from their printed brochure where they profess to have "500 top university partners". Not surprisingly, not one of the universities whose logos they publish ever heard of Gi2C or "Getin2China" one of their other aliases.

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    If you wonder how they accumulate all those glorious "testimonials" and reviews, read the below:

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    Last edited by Meteor; 07-14-2015 at 09:25 AM.
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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    I think I found another Gi2c lie. At the Beijinger the Russian owner Yuri insists they do not promote jobs and on their internet ads they say they placed over 400 interns with Fortune 500 or MNC companies that then got jobs with them. So like which companies is he talking about? Can anyone name them and provide names of interns who now work there? This is what I found on line (archives) from their website in 2013...


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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    I think anyone who gets cheated by one of these China scam internships can get their money back with this here http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/all-ch...d-free-without

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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    I just want you all to know that you never need to pay a dime for a legitimate Fortune 500 China internship that you can get for FREE (other than the cost of your visa and air fare). You can get the details here http://freechinainternships.blogspot.com.

    The Gi2c folks offer you a nice shiny apple but you will not find the worm inside until you are already in China and then they will tell you that YOU misunderstood their promises and "guarantees" which are always made verbally. Their terms and conditions on their beautiful website has changed 3 times in the just the last year. If you still think they are legit, read the 30 page report on them at http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com or visit this link as well: http://eslwatch.info/eslwatch-forum/...re-people.html




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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    sounds like these guys are real pieces of work. Paying to get to work for free and people out there are desperate enough to do it.

    What a world we live in.

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    This is horrible I freelance too. Have you given them the design work? I would always put a huge watermark stamp on it until I receive payment.

    Also, I would file something with the BBB on them.

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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyson View Post
    This is horrible I freelance too. Have you given them the design work? I would always put a huge watermark stamp on it until I receive payment.

    Also, I would file something with the BBB on them.
    There is no BBB in China and nobody in China even knows what the BBB is! Companies in China hire local designers.

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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    Since we are getting close to the intern hunting season, I thought I should post this here https://chinainternshipdirectory.wordpress.com

    along with http://freechinainternships.blogspot.co.uk
    Last edited by Antibiotic; 03-14-2017 at 08:03 PM.

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    Re: Gi2C is a clever China internship scam cheating university students.

    Scam Alert To All: Gi2c is now operating under yet another alias name of Laowai Career Center which they claim is based in Hangzhou but which can be found in the same boiler room as Gi2c on Zhongguancun Street in Beijing. http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/laowai...-tefl-teachers
    They do however share a small office space in Hangzhou with a Chinese language school.
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