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  1. #97
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    WARNING! Hampson English of Beijing - A scam or just a TEFL teacher exploiter?



    Run Jimmy Run!


    Hampson English in Beijing has a dozen locations and employs over 150 expat foreign teachers (over 300 nationwide in China) - but they actually have a license and pay taxes according to the government authorities. But we cannot find them registered with SAFEA and more than a dozen of their teachers have been arrested and deported over the last three years for working without a Z visa. The CFTU claims 37 complaints were received from Hampson teachers in the last three years (I go by 3-year historical records because any one company can have "a bad year"). And here is a summary of those complaints:

    * 12 complaints - Fake taxes and fines deducted from their wages sometimes equal to 40% of their salaries

    * 9 complaints - Substantial discrepancies on their wages (getting shorted regularly on pay day)

    * 7 complaints - Unpaid overtime (Illegal according to China law unless the employee consents)

    * 6 complaints - Being forced to lie to parents about teacher's citizenship and past teaching credentials

    * 2 complaints - Sexual harrassment by management of female teachers

    * 1 complaint - Extortion related to obtaining a release letter


    But my source at Hampson tells me that most teachers don't bother to file complaints - they just wait til pay day and vanish.

    In fact, Hampson may very well have the highest teacher turn-over rate or place a close second to Bilingo-China. My contact tells me that he/she has worked there for 1.5 years (illegally on a student visa) and that more than 2 dozen teachers have come and gone in just that one location (not including three arrests by the PSB). He/she also informs me that a certain manager named Li pressures teachers to buy fake TEFL certificates from them for 2,000 rmb and everyone else is pushed to do street marketing on split shifts - passing out flyers in the morning and then teaching in the afternoons with 2-3 hours of unpaid time in between. 70% of their teachers are part-time to keep the cost of benefits to a minimum.

    So are they a scam? Well, the fact that they deduct 25% of your pay in fake taxes makes them a scammer for sure. FYI... you only need to pay tax on income exceeding 4,800 rmb per month in China and the tax rate in 18% or less in most provinces and never exceeds 20%. So Hampson is skimming 5%-10% of their employee wages and all their employees should be demanding to see tax receipts chopped from the Beijing tax Bureau.Hampson English also has some dubious distinctions and honors...

    1. They are in the top 10 of the lowest wages paid to expat teachers in China (at number 4 - Only EZ English, China Bilingo, and Mayflower are worse)

    2. They have been sued by more than a dozen teachers/parents in the last three years for various deceptions (9 cases settled)

    3. They hire just about anyone that can speak English and looks like they are American or Canadian. They even hire blacks and Latinos whereas most China schools do not


    Recently Hampson achieved notoriety in the local China media as well... https://freewechat.com/a/MzIyNTA0NjM3Mg==/2650898561/3

    There are currently 11 complaints found about Hampson online like these:

    http://www.thebeijinger.com/forum/20...y-money-back-1

    http://answers.echinacities.com/ques...ided-guangzhou

    http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/...ols_in_chengdu

    http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=74769

    https://thenanfang.com/cops-arrest-u...s-in-shenzhen/

    http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-...mes;read=36050

    Hampson English is blacklisted by the CTA, CFTU and China Scam Central. More about them can also be found at http://Reddit.com/chinascamcentral. They are currently under investigation by China Scam Patrol which says their report may not be finished until June. Stay tuned. Hampson English is a Chinese owned "Culture Development Company".
    Last edited by Curious Carol; 05-08-2017 at 08:14 PM.

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    Re: WARNING! Hampson English of Beijing - A scam or just a TEFL teacher exploiter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Carol View Post
    .

    http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=74769

    ............

    Hampson English is blacklisted by the CTA, CFTU and China Scam Central.
    Little late don't ya think;
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    Wow, almost eight years ago.
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -C. Darwin

  3. #99
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    Re: WARNING! Hampson English of Beijing - A scam or just a TEFL teacher exploiter?

    Quote Originally Posted by nomaxim View Post
    Little late don't ya think;

    Wow, almost eight years ago.
    I thought you said you weren't going to bash & trash anymore? What happened to that?

    If it took the CFTU 9 years to get on this one it's because we can't count on support from internet forum users. If you would commit to helping then countless expat teachers could have been saved.

    more than 29000+ people are counting on the CFTU. If you take us down a lot of them will be going down with us.

    Please don't criticize what we do but instead post ONLY GOOD THINGS.

  4. #100
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    Re: Beware! Notorious China ESL Scam (Rebecca Tang) Now ForeignExpats.com & BeijingTeach.c

    Quote Originally Posted by China Scam Patrol View Post


    <<<<< BREAKING NEWS >>>>>

    Everyone wondered what happened to the number 1 scam artist in China - Rebecca Tang after she was exposed by us, the CFTU, and Teacher Katherine Cox in 2014. Ms. Cox proved that Tang skimmed 66% of her teacher's salary and then posted her copy of the most insane contract every seen by expat employees in China. Tang then followed up with threats to blacklist the teacher but Cox did not back down and won the support of 16,000 expat teachers in China, who signed a petition to the Chinese Justice Minister asking him to arrest and prosecute Tang, who at the time started an affair with a Beijing police official just to keep herself out of jail. See: http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewto...stice+minister.Well, she did NOT retire! Like so many other scam artists in China who get busted and outed, she merely changed her name. Now she operates under the following six names:

    ForeignExpats.com

    BeijingTeach.com

    Golden Bridge ESL

    Golden Bridge Education

    Golden Bridge English

    Golden Bridge Visa


    She is still using foreigners Eric Winder, David Valley, and Derek Yazwa to bird-dog and front for here (even opening a front office in Long Island, New York). Make no mistake about it, her devious tricks, traps, and one-way contracts are still in play and she should never be trusted along with anyone and everyone connected with these company names. For a photo of Rebecca Tang see here: http://chinafraudpatrol.blogspot.kr/...china-esl.html China ESL & Rebecca Tang broke the record for complaint threads at thebeijinger.com with over 385 posts abut her frauds and abuses in 5 different threads. She finally bought a huge adverising contract at the Beijinger and paid Michael Wester $50,000 to remove all the negative comments about her https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?...99#post1945299.

    Although ForeignExpats.com claims to be in operation for 10 years (true for China ESL) the new web site and name were registered in 2016. ANd even though she used a proxy to register her newest entity, she forgot to change the ChinaESL@126 email address which gave her away (see below).

    Domain Information
    Domain:
    foreignexpats.com

    Registrar:
    HICHINA ZHICHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD.

    Registration Date:
    2016-03-08

    Expiration Date:
    2018-03-08

    Updated Date:
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    Status:
    ok

    Name Servers:
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    Registrant Contact
    Name:
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    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
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    City:
    bei jing shi

    State:
    bei jing

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @126.com


    Administrative Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


    Technical Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


    Billing Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


    Raw Whois Data
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    Registrar URL: http://whois.aliyun.com/
    Updated Date: 2017-04-28T05:41:27Z
    Creation Date: 2016-03-08T14:49:11Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-03-08T14:49:11Z
    Registrar: HICHINA ZHICHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Registrar IANA ID: 420
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: ok http://www.icann.org/epp#OK
    Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
    Registrant Name: TangJinHui
    Registrant Organization: TangJinHui
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    Tech Name: JinHui Tang
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    >>>Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-04-28T05:41:27Z <<<

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    Registry Billing ID: Not Available From Registry
    Billing Name: JinHui Tang
    Billing Organization: TangJinHui
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    REBECCA TANG IS NOW USING THE NAME "ROSIE TANG" AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM 6 MONTHS IN JAIL. SHE NOW ALSO USES A SERBIAN GUY "NIKKI" TO RECRUIT FOR HER.
    Trust only your birth mother!

  5. #101
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    Re: UPDATED: China Liars List - ESL - TEFL Teacher Job Scams, Internships, Exporters, etc

    Rosie Tang may be the hardest-working scam artist in China http://www.eslbase.com/forum/viewtopic/esl-scams-china/. Maybe it is time to get the Justice Minister involved again with another petition since she obviously is not going to stop?

    Me thinks she must have also slept with the owner of thebeinger.com since ocer 200 complaints like this one evaporated into thin air http://www.thebeijinger.com/forum/20...g-will-rip-you
    Last edited by Pearl White; 05-09-2017 at 11:46 PM.

  6. #102
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    UPDATE on Rosie Tang aka Rebecca Tang China TEFL Teacher Scam Recruiter

    Update on the Rosie Tang aka Rebecca Tang China Job Scams - Meet her partner in crime Nikic Pedrag - A Serbian fugitive...



    https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?...75#post1935175

    Nikki is both the boyfriend and biz partner of the infamous Rebecca Tang who changed her name to Rosie Tang after being released from prison in 2016. She was convicted of defrauding over 2,000 foreign expat teachers by using the "Silent Scam" she invented and skimmed over 5 million from the foreign teachers she recruited to work in blacklisted unlicensed schools in China. She also used David Valley, Eric Winder, and Derrick Yazwa as her front office agents to mislead people to think they were not dealing with a Chinese scammer, but rather "fellow foreigners who can be trusted".

    As the China Scam Patrol and CFTU recently confirmed, the below are now the 11 different companies being used by Rosie Tang and her lover Nikki to swindle even more teachers. Beware or be fu cked!


    * China ESL

    * New Life ESL

    * Wan Jia Education

    * New World ESL

    * ForeignExpats.com

    * BeijingTeach.com

    * Golden Bridge ESL

    * Golden Bridge English

    * Golden Bridge Education

    * Golden Bridge Visa

    * Total ESL


    "Dr. Pedrag" is a Serbian Fugitive wanted for fraud by Interpol. If you know where he lives send me a PM and we will split the reward money!


    To learn more about how they screw people just readup on Rebecca Tang aka Rosie Tang at:

    http://www.realscam.com/f8/beware-ch...cruiters-3186/

    http://www.eslbase.com/forum/viewtopic/esl-scams-china/

    http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=105935

    http://chinafraudpatrol.blogspot.cz/...china-esl.html

    http://www.realscam.com/f51/rebecca-...ompanies-4817/

    https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3

    http://forums.eslcafe.com/teacher/viewtopic.php?p=45560

    Remember Rebecca Tang is now Rosie Tang with a boob job.


    Last edited by Meteor; 05-11-2017 at 09:42 PM.
    Trust only your birth mother!

  7. #103
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    Re: Avoid TEFL & ESL China Teacher Job Ads Posted At The Beijinger

    Quote Originally Posted by golly-gee-whiz! View Post
    There is still a lot of stuff on line warning people about China ESL, Rebecca Tang, and New Life ESL like this here http://www.abroadreviews.com/warning...-life-esl-scam but they are now advertising under a bunch of new names like Golden Bridge, New World ESL, and others we probably have not connected yet. This is a cat and mouse game for sure. http://realscam.com/f8/rebeccas-chin...49/index2.html and https://eslwatch.info/en/articles/as...-campaign.html



    More about the shady and greedy management and ownership of True Run Media and The Beijinger.com. Michael Wester and Steven Schwankert are scam artists and deliberately put expats in China at risk as you can read here http://www.realscam.com/f8/steven-sc...-ad-scam-3867/

    Trust only your birth mother!

  8. #104
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    Worst Schools To Work For In China As A TEFL Teacher - Lowest Pay Too!




    If you want to teach in China you may want to avoid these schools with the crappiest pay and benefits for foreign teachers... According to CFTU 2016 Annual report, these are the lowest paying top 10 schools confirmed by teachers who work there:


    1.) Boshi Education (Including Hello Tom!)

    2.) Gao Si Education (all locations)

    3.) Focus Education (Haidian)

    4.) Hampson English (All locations of chain)

    5.) Mayflower Education Group

    6.) Youth Academy of Dance

    7.) Bilingo China aka China BiLingo

    8.) U.S. Art School

    9.) First Leap

    10.) Happy English


    All of the above are Chinese-owned operations and the rankings are based on the net income after teachers are paid low salaries (100 - 200 per hour) then have fake taxes and fines and deposits deducted. All but one of the above schools are blacklisted. Only 2 provide Z visas - for a fee.

  9. #105
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    Re: Beware! Notorious China ESL Scam (Rebecca Tang) Now ForeignExpats.com & BeijingTeach.c

    Quote Originally Posted by China Scam Patrol View Post


    <<<<< BREAKING NEWS >>>>>

    Everyone wondered what happened to the number 1 scam artist in China - Rebecca Tang after she was exposed by us, the CFTU, and Teacher Katherine Cox in 2014. Ms. Cox proved that Tang skimmed 66% of her teacher's salary and then posted her copy of the most insane contract every seen by expat employees in China. Tang then followed up with threats to blacklist the teacher but Cox did not back down and won the support of 16,000 expat teachers in China, who signed a petition to the Chinese Justice Minister asking him to arrest and prosecute Tang, who at the time started an affair with a Beijing police official just to keep herself out of jail. See: http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewto...stice+minister.Well, she did NOT retire! Like so many other scam artists in China who get busted and outed, she merely changed her name. Now she operates under the following six names:

    ForeignExpats.com

    BeijingTeach.com

    Golden Bridge ESL

    Golden Bridge Education

    Golden Bridge English

    Golden Bridge Visa


    She is still using foreigners Eric Winder, David Valley, and Derek Yazwa to bird-dog and front for here (even opening a front office in Long Island, New York). Make no mistake about it, her devious tricks, traps, and one-way contracts are still in play and she should never be trusted along with anyone and everyone connected with these company names. For a photo of Rebecca Tang see here: http://chinafraudpatrol.blogspot.kr/...china-esl.html China ESL & Rebecca Tang broke the record for complaint threads at thebeijinger.com with over 385 posts abut her frauds and abuses in 5 different threads. She finally bought a huge adverising contract at the Beijinger and paid Michael Wester $50,000 to remove all the negative comments about her https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?...99#post1945299.

    Although ForeignExpats.com claims to be in operation for 10 years (true for China ESL) the new web site and name were registered in 2016. ANd even though she used a proxy to register her newest entity, she forgot to change the ChinaESL@126 email address which gave her away (see below).

    Domain Information
    Domain:
    foreignexpats.com

    Registrar:
    HICHINA ZHICHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD.

    Registration Date:
    2016-03-08

    Expiration Date:
    2018-03-08

    Updated Date:
    2017-05-04

    Status:
    ok

    Name Servers:
    ns1.myhostadmin.net
    ns2.myhostadmin.net


    Registrant Contact
    Name:
    TangJinHui

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    bei jing shi

    State:
    bei jing

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @126.com


    Administrative Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


    Technical Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
    beijingshishixiaqudongchengqugulouguoxianghutong

    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
    100000

    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


    Billing Contact
    Name:
    JinHui Tang

    Organization:
    TangJinHui

    Street:
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    City:
    shixiaqu

    State:
    beijingshi

    Postal Code:
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    Country:
    CN

    Phone:
    +86.1066631890

    Fax:
    +86.1066631890

    Email:
    @51hkidc.com


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    For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

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    China's most notorious Fraud Master is now back to amuse us and swindle others once again in China but no longer as Rebecca Tang, the wicked witch of the East. Now the convicted felon, after spending a year in jail is back as ROSIE TANG and even dyed her hair and moved her office from Xidan to Chaoyang. But she was still dumb enough to give Jake her only ChinaWSL@126.com email address. All hail China's Empress of Fraud:

    Name:  Rosie Tang.jpg
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    Be Warned Of All Her New & Old Companies:

    China ESL

    New Life ESL

    East-West Education

    ForeignExpats.com

    BeijingTeach.com

    Golden Bridge ESL

    New World ESL

    Golden Bridge Education

    Golden Bridge Visa

    Golden Bridge Education

    Wan Jia Education
    (Cooperation with Serbian Fugitive Nikic Pedrag)


    Foreigners Still Working With Rosie: Eric Winder, David Valley, & Derrick Yazwa



    How does Rosie cheat people? Very well actually: https://www.reddit.com/r/tefl_blacklist/comments/6bm8sm/fraud_warning_china_tefl_job_recruiter_rosie_uses/

    "Last January, I was working for Hertz as a car rental agent in Santa Fe. I saw an interesting job offer online that says I could earn $7,000 a month teaching English abroad to VIP executives if I was a "white native-born American citizen" (I am) I followed up with the ad which led me to a web site called BeijingTeach.com (allgedly in Long Island, New York, but the police tell me that is just a "virtual office" arrangement). A guy named Eric interviewed me on the phone and said my English was perfect. He said he would refer me to the employer immediately. The next evening, I get a call from a woman named "Ellen Fitzpatrick" who claimed to be the HR Director of a EDT Technology group who says her staff of 16 sales executives needed to learn English in 6 months and she would pay me $7,000 a month and give me a free apartment and reimburse my air fare too in my first paycheck. This was double the money I was making with Hertz. She said her "international agent Rosie" would process the paperwork and I should just cooperate with her. I did.

    But Rosie asked me if I had a university degree (I do not). She asked me if I had a TEFL Certificate (I did not even know what that was). She said "don't worry, so long as you have an American passport, I can get the other documents for a "small fee" and "because your English is perfect, and look good, nobody will question you about anything". I should have backed-out but the thought of making $7,000 a month and seeing China was, well irresistable, since the only foreign country I ever visited in my life was Mexico on Spring break. The "small fee" she told me about was $3,500 but she said I could pay her when I got to China. I never even saw my Michigan State diploma and TEFL certificate until after I got to Beijing. (they are good enough to fool Chinese people, but I could tell they were fakes). Anyway my first night in Beijing I stayed at the Mariott Courtyard and had dinner with Rosie, a young Chinese girl about 30 years old, and signed her contracts in Chinese and English. She said I would get a copy back after I was "processed" by the Chinese government. (I never got a copy of either contract). She said she would need my passport for that "processing". I believed her. I did not notice that my visa was an "L" visa. I paid her the $3,500 for the two documents she showed me, but she said she needed to keep them to show the government people who were "processing" me.

    The next day she called and told me to take a taxi to my "free furnished apartment". That is when the truth started coming out because she never once mentioned that I would have to live with anyone and my 2 bedroom apartment also came with 2 roomates who told me I had to sleep on the Futon sofa/bed for two weeks when one of them would be leaving and I would inherit the bedroom. One of my roommates was a chatterbox and the other a pothead. The smell of the apartment could only be described as a mix of urine, cigarrettes, and weed.

    Then Lisa asked me "Did you give Rosie any money or your passport yet?". When I told her yes she asked me if I kept a copy of the contract and I said no. She just chuckled and never talked about it again and would change the subject whenever I asked questions about Rosie. Two days later, I was called by Rosie who asked me to meet her at a coffee shop and whn I did, she said that EDT Technology Group was being shut down by the Chinese government for tax evasion and corruption and that she was scrambling to find me another job. I was sad but grateful for Rosie's "help". The next day she told me to go visit the Principal of private school called "Bossa English Center". I started teaching the next day after being introduced to every one. I was the only foreigner there. A week later Rosie told me I had to pay her a $2,000 "security" depoist for my apartment which seemed normal to me, and was promised I would get it back when I finished my 1 year contract. I still thought I would be making $7,000 a month at this point so I paid the deposit.

    Fast forward to my first payday, (6 weeks later). I was paid in cash a grand total of 5,000 Chinese yuan which is less than $1,000! I asked where was the rest of my pay, and the Principal (Mrs Gao) told me that the company took out a "safety deposit" to pay fines in case I was late for class, and that I also would get that money back if I did not get any fines after 6 months. I stayed quiet but I started to sense something was wrong.
    One week later, I was told I was being "sub-contracted" to another employer in Jiangsu Province and I should be packed and ready to go in 3 days. I objected to the transfer and Rosie insisted that I have to honor my contract and she showed me only the Chinese contract and told me I would not get any of my deposits back if I did not go teach in Jiangsu. I asked for my passport back (since I saw some advertisements for Wall Street English and wanted to go apply there and they told me to bring my passport). Rosie said that she would "request it back from the Chinese authorities". (The police told me later that Rosie had kept it all along).

    I was determined not to go to Jiangsu and that night I confided with a friend I had made at a local pub who was also a foreign teacher in China for more than three years. After I told her the whole story, she immediately told me I was being scammed. The next day she offered to go confront Rosie with me, but I did not even know where her office in Beijing was located! Her business card only had her name a telephone number and an email address of ChinaESL@126.com!

    Long story short, when I called Rosie and told her that if she did not give me back my passport I was going to the police, she just laughed at me and told me how stupid I was. When I asked why, she told me to go to the police if I wanted but they would ask me for my passport and without one I would be arrested and when they find out I "was working on a tourist visa" they would deport me. She then said he lost a lot of money processing me and if I wanted my passport back. I would have to reimburse her "expenses" which she said were $2,500. I had no choice but to pay. She wanted another $1,000 to get back the diploma and TEFL certificate she got for me. Stupid me, I paid her because I wanted to stay in China and just find another teaching job. I did, at a real school that is sort of famous with many locations.

    On March 1st, I had to go to Hong Kong and came back with a Z visa that my new employer arranged for me but I had to pay for it. Three days after I got back, our school had a "random visa check" by the China police people. Of the 7 foreign teachers working there, me and Ray were asked to go with the police for "questioning". When we got to the police office they had my diploma and TEFL certificate and they asked me how much I paid for them because they knew they were not real. At first I played dumb until they showed me a photo of "Rosie". Then they asked me how long and where I met "Rebecca". When I said I did not know any "Rebecca" they all just laughed. I am not sure what happened to Ray because I never saw him again. The police took me to some "holding facility" and told me I was under arrest for immigration fraud. They were polite but told me I had to pay a fine of $150 for every day that I worked illegally in China. My big brother came from the States to pay my fine because thanks to Rosie I was broke! I had to sit a full 30 days in that Chinese jail even though my brother paid my fine nine days after I was arrested.

    Now I am back in Santa Fe trying to get my old job back and I find out yesterday that "Rosie" is the one who turned me in to collect a 15,000 rmb reward from the police. My brother sent me this link last night http://www.realscam.com/f16/fake-tefl-certificates-diplomas-get-269-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-deported-4820/

    I am not sure if anything happened to "Rosie" but Beijing Teach is still operating as usual but when I called there to speak to "Eric" I was told that he no longer worked for the company. When I started searching on Yahoo and Google for this "Rosie", I find out she has quite a few different names and was already jailed for the same sort of scam only two years ago and was released! My friend Lisa back in Beijing says that Rosie probably just bribed her way of the mess and that her ex bf was a top-ranking Beijing cop. Lisa told me straight away that Rosie was a fraud but she did not warn me because at the time she was just trying "nicely" to get her money refunded from Rosie as well. She also failed, but stayed in China and found a real teaching job with a reputable school.

    So if any of you cross paths with Beijing Teach or Rosie or another compay called Foreign Expats, please know they are all owned by "Rosie" and run for the hills. My family now thinks I am the dumbest person in New Mexico, and frankly, they may be right."






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    The man in this photo above is American Derrick Yazwa, one of the many foreigners that Rebecca aka Rosie Tang partners with. You can read about him here https://www.chinaforeignteachersunio...you-think.html and here: https://newlifeeslscam.wordpress.com/ He is the owner/partner of NEW LIFE ESL scam based out of Arizona and he feeds 90% of all his recruits straight to Rosie Tang. Read the above links if you have any doubt these two are partners in Crime. All of Rosies's partners are now being identified one by one on Reddit at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral. So far 5 foreigners have been identified as Eric Winder, Derrick Yazwa, David Valley, Art Ward and "Nikki" aka Nikic Pedrag (the Serbian fugitive with a Phd).

    More about the history of Rebecca Tang (aka Rosie Tang) and here foreigner gang members can be found here http://www.realscam.com/f8/rebeccas-...d-valley-3349/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Carol View Post



    The man in this photo above is American Derrick Yazwa, one of the many foreigners that Rebecca aka Rosie Tang partners with. You can read about him here https://www.chinaforeignteachersunio...you-think.html and here: https://newlifeeslscam.wordpress.com/ He is the owner/partner of NEW LIFE ESL scam based out of Arizona and he feeds 90% of all his recruits straight to Rosie Tang. Read the above links if you have any doubt these two are partners in Crime. All of Rosies's partners are now being identified one by one on Reddit at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral. So far 5 foreigners have been identified as Eric Winder, Derrick Yazwa, David Valley, Art Ward and "Nikki" aka Nikic Pedrag (the Serbian fugitive with a Phd).

    More about the history of Rebecca Tang (aka Rosie Tang) and here foreigner gang members can be found here http://www.realscam.com/f8/rebeccas-...d-valley-3349/
    Umm, you may want to update your info. 'New Life ESL' has been operating out of Hong Kong for a few years now. Their business registration is also in Hong Kong.


    Oh, and you may want to check the links your posting back to your own website there BAG.

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    This link appears to work all right;
    http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion...you-think.html

    It appears that it is the 'https' that is the problem. Your website is not set up correctly for a secure connection. Therefore you need to drop the s and just use 'http'.
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    To be very clear... New Life ESL has no office nor staff of their own anywhere in China. They like many people bought and registered a HK corporation just like many Americans register a Nevada or Delaware corporation by using a lawyer as "resident agent". Neither Yazwa nor New Life ESL is registered with China's tax authorities, and they have no SAIC business license on file, and the HQ office of SAFEA in Beijing, China (Bldg. 6 of the Friendship Hotel Complex) confirms again what they first said in 2014... New Life ESL is not registered nor authorized to hire nor recruit any foreign employees in China.

    You can verify this yourself by calling
    SAFEA in Beijing and ask for Crystal or Song (the two women who speak fluent English in the office) Their telephone number is 86-010-6894-8899

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Snoop View Post
    Yazwa nor New Life ESL is registered with China's tax authorities, and they have no SAIC business license on file, and the HQ office of SAFEA in Beijing, China (Bldg. 6 of the Friendship Hotel Complex) confirms again what they first said in 2014... New Life ESL is not registered nor authorized to hire nor recruit any foreign employees in China.
    A business in Hong Kong is not required to be registered with the SAIC, they register with the Companies Registry.
    A business in Hong Kong does not pay any taxes in Mainland China, they pay taxes to the Inland Revenue Department.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Snoop View Post
    You can verify this yourself by calling in Beijing and ask for Crystal or Song (the two women who speak fluent English in the office) Their telephone number is 86-010-6894-8899
    Well, shouldn't Christina Yang at ext. 50307 be able to answer just as well?
    Just be sure to clarify that you are inquiring about a business in Hong Kong.

    Oh, and I believe the correct address is;
    50307 Friendship Hotel, No.1 Zhongguancun South Street, Beijing, China 100873

    You may also want to learn the difference between a 'employer' and a 'recruiter'.
    Here's a hint;
    The 'employer' is the one that actual hires (employs) people.
    A 'recruiter' finds possible employees for the employer, but doesn't actually hire them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomaxim View Post
    A business in Hong Kong is not required to be registered with the SAIC, they register with the Companies Registry.
    A business in Hong Kong does not pay any taxes in Mainland China, they pay taxes to the Inland Revenue Department.


    Well, shouldn't Christina Yang at ext. 50307 be able to answer just as well?
    Just be sure to clarify that you are inquiring about a business in Hong Kong.

    Oh, and I believe the correct address is;
    50307 Friendship Hotel, No.1 Zhongguancun South Street, Beijing, China 100873

    You may also want to learn the difference between a 'employer' and a 'recruiter'.
    Here's a hint;
    The 'employer' is the one that actual hires (employs) people.
    A 'recruiter' finds possible employees for the employer, but doesn't actually hire them.
    Wow looks like again our good buddy, Nomaxim, has nothing to say about the scams reported by the CFTU so he resorts to Bashing & Trashing.

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    Any entity that recruits or employs foreign employees to work in mainland China MUST by Chinese law be registered with
    SAFEA, the China Ministry of Taxation, and have a SAIC business license even if their office is located on the moon. But since you made the distinction between employer and recruiter, you can understand WHY Rebecca Tang aka Rosie Tang is a scam artist because she forces China job applicants to sign ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS with her (a recruiter) and not the actual employer. Here is one of her contracts which is self-incriminating... https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3

    Roughly 70% of all employment contracts signed with Foreign TEFL teachers in China these days are illegal. Read up here if you like: http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion...-contract.html


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