At first there was some confusion I think because not many people knew that Getin2China.com is really Gi2c.org. But now that as of last Monday the old Red Dragon website of Getin2China.com now feeds and leads to the new Gi2C.org site which is kind of snazzy - and very convincing in my opinion. Both of the sites are registered to the same Russian man, Yuri Khlystov. I saw and commented in the other links but I just want to talk about what kind of employee in China would be willing to rip off other foreigners, since the Chinese already do a great job of it.
Well this is the story of Gi2C employees including one that got arrested right in the office following the Chinese New Year of 2013, the non-existent Phantom employees, and the boiler room employees working in the Pakistan office that say they are calling you "from Gi2C's London office" which the CEO recently admitted does not exist, but he will not talk about the Pakistan operation which China Scam Patrol and ScamCallFighters.com agree started in 2013. Gi2c makes their operation appear to be so large and international and if you look at this page from the their web site, most anyone would believe it. The Gi2C Team - Gi2C Staff - Getin2China They show 29 employees today on May 5th 2015. See here who they claim work for them:
4-Yuri Khlystov -General Manager of Gi2C Group CO-OWNER
5-Kris Derban - Director of Placement & Customer Relationship Manager at Gi2C Group
Ben Cao - Managing Director at Gi2C Group CO-OWNER
Isis Wang - Administrative & Finance manager and Gi2C Group Beijing
Joseph John Wickenden - An Internship Program Consultant at Gi2C Group Beijing
Max McAuley - An Internship Program Consultant at Gi2C Beijing Office RESIGNED
Monica Zhang - An Intenrship Program Consultant at Gi2C Group RESIGNED
Paul Dodds - An Internship Program Consultant at Gi2C Group Beijing RESIGNED
Rita Gao - Office Secretary
Vivian Ding - Senior Internship Program Coordinator at Gi2C Group Beijing
Others Who Resigned Since Tommy's Arrest:
But as China Scam Patrol says... "All but seven of those people resigned months ago following the arrest of a Gi2C employee named "Tommy" for visa fraud by China's Public Security Bureau." And look at the photo the CEO posted at the Beijinger expat forum in mid-April confirming just how many people really work there. I don't know about you, but that does not look like "51-200" employees to me, nor the 29 "Our Team" employee members. This is just typical of how easily they trick people into believing their lies guys.
Yet at this old ad from 2014 they claim they have "51-200 employees" Where are the others?
In this photo form 2014 only the last two on the right in the front and back row remain. All the others resigned:
Now about the fellow who was arrested (Tommy the Chinese guy). China Scam Patrol sent me this insert which is self-explanatory along with a statement of a witness who was in the office that day...
Statement of a witness present during the 2013 arrest:
"It was about 11:00am in the morning and the renovation people were there in the office arguing with Yuri about payment arrangements. Vivi and myself just came out of a meeting and I recall that Tommy and Kaisa were talking about who they had to pick up at the airport and when. It was the that three young men in their 30s walked into the office and walked right up to Tommy and showed their badges and said they were with the Public Security Bureau. They were quiet and polite until Yuri asked them to go outside the office and talk. Yuri then asked to see their ID cards and took photos of the the three men which really pissed them off and they gave Yuri a telephone number to call to verify who they were. Then another two guys came and removed the hard drive from Tommy’s computer and took photographs of the office.
One of the men spoke English and asked me if I worked there. After I answered him he asked me if the two other other foreigners in the office were employees. He then asked to see my passport and after I gave it to him he called some number on his phone and then took a photo of my passport. While he was doing this one of the other guys was putting handcuffs on Tommy and Tommy was telling Yuri to call the lawyer and their friend “Li Peng”. But when Yuri tried to take Tommy’s mobile phone from Tommy’s desk, one of the PSB guys stopped him and took the phone. Another PSB guy was walking around the office and looking at papers and talking to Isis. Yuri motioned told Isis in English that only he would answer their questions and she should go back to work. The agent who asked to see my passport got a call and after maybe 30 seconds, gave me back my passport.
They then took Tommy away after telling him he was under arrest for “Visa Fraud”. Tommy did not seem that upset, and told us “See you guys next month”. Yuri then joked and tried to convince the employees that Tommy was arrested for not paying traffic citations. One employee actually believed Yuri’s joke until another employee told her the truth. About a month later Kaisa left the company to go work at the Finnish Embassy, and Kris was hired to take her place. After the arrest of Tommy a lot of people started resigning and Tommy was gone for a year, and just recently returned to work at Gi2c about four months ago. His arrest was either right before or right after Spring Festival of 2013, I can’t recall right now. Tommy was a quiet guy who Yuri said had a family member who worked at the PSB for many years. The last phone number I had for Tommy is 13439237073. Kaisa had said that Tommy worked at the old Getin2China office at Dongzhimen for many years. Vivi and Isis still work at Gi2c and you can ask them directly what happened that day if you doubt the above or you can call Kaisa at the Finnish embassy in Beijing and ask her as well. This is Kaisa below with one of the many beautiful Russian girls (about 20 that come an visit Yuri privately every month) Kaisa is one of the many honest people who worked at the old Getin2China office and left after Tommy’s arrest.
This photo below is taken about a week before Tommy’s arrest. The girl in the gold circle is Abbie who went to America to get married and she was cheated 6,000 yuan on her pay check because the Gi2C owner claimed he changed the commission structure for BD people on payday and the changes were retroactive! Another BD girl at Gi2C named Fay was cheated in the same way for 3,000 yuan. A company consultant agreed to pay the Abbie girl because one of the owners agreed to reimburse the consultant, but never did. That consultant (Anthony) was also later cheated for 40,000 yuan when he resigned from the company. Fay quit and went to the U.K. and did not want to spend 5,000 yuan for a lawyer to collect her 3,000 yuan. Over a dozen past employees got cheated like this at Gi2C.
About a week later, three beautiful Russian girls came to the office looking for Tommy to get their visas, and after Yuri took them into a meeting room and in about 10 minutes one of the girls got loud with Yuri in Russian. She was angry about something. A few minutes later, Yuri came out of the meeting room and took some cash from the company safe and went back into the meeting with the three girls who left just a few minutes later. I asked Yuri if everything was okay and he replied, the 3 girls were “ripples from Tommy’s arrest” and then he instructed me to never mention Tommy again in the office and if anyone asks me anything about him I was to say “He went back to his hometown because his mother was ill”. I personally liked Tommy who was a friendly & helpful guy in the office.
As for the Pakistani boiler room, it was explained well with screen shots I have borrowed below from scam-detector. Telemarketers in Pakistan were hired to call university students in London to be offered MNC jobs in China if they were willing to do a 90 day free internship. Names of the MNC companies were not disclosed but names of callers were identified as "Barbara Wilson", "Haley Gilbert", "Dwight Stevens" and others. Students called picked up on the fake British accents since the callers said they were "Gi2c's London Office", and reported them to ScamCallFighters.com. Here are the self explanatory screen shots...
Lastly... the invisible (fake) offices. Gi2c has recently changed their homepage and removed the words "8 World-Wide Office For Your Convenience" But the phone numbers still remain:
Los Angeles: +1 213 5597277 New York: +1 917 5039747 Canada: +1 888 7899596
London: +44 203 6087372 Helsinki: +358 9 42450737 Tokyo: +81 3 45798488
Beijing: +86 10 52889011 Shanghai: +86 21 60542444
Below you can see proof that for 24 months they fooled people into believing they were so huge and successful that they had 8 offices around the world when they only have 2 - both in China. See the full report about Gi2C.org at http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com and the screen shots below
So fake offices, fake employees, and fake MNC Internships. I hope someone checks all the reviews and testimonials because at page 5 of this thread is a guy who said he was paid $500 a month just to answer a cell phone he was given to say wonderful things about Gi2C company. Fraud Warning...Gi2C and Other China Job Internship Scams - Beware People! (1/6) - ESLwatch - ESLwatch - Information, News, Forum and School Reviews
The French Lady Maliko who was an intern with Gi2c says the GoOverseas.com review site would not let her update her review after the owner of the company basically called her a liar. She said she has documents to proof Gi2c is the one who is lying but GoOverseas won't let her post her proof. This makes me think that must be a paid review site that protects their money source.