The ads number more than 10,000 every month and they are truly irresistible like those below and thousands of unsuspecting, gullible, and naive idiots comply with the "requirement" of uploading or emailing their resume and passport copies to no-name companies whose websites are less than 6 months old! By doing so, they are volunteering to become the next identity theft victim. But look at these juicy job ads...
English Teachers Needed In Beijing & Shanghai - 20,000 rmb per month + free furnished apartment + $3,000 bonus. We will even reimburse your air fare if you can be here within 90 days or sooner. No degree or teaching experience required. We train you! You will work at a famous university. Upload your resume today for a quick Skype interview within the next 3 days to ESLDemail@example.com
Native English Speakers Needed To Help Edit Children Books In China -$5,000 per month + Free Housing. Major publisher opened new offices in China and now needs proofreaders, editors, writers. All details will be provided in Skype interview. If interested please send your resume to me Mona C*** at MonaHR@***.com and we will set up quick interview. You must be able to start working within next 30-90 days.
3 Foreign English and/or German speakers needed to work with Top 5 luxury car manufacturer in China as Manager Trainee - $60,000 to start with substantial raise upon completion of 6 month training program. Must be able to travel between Germany and China every two months (at our expense). Either English or German must be your native tongue. We will provide free serviced-apartment accommodations and Chinese lessons. If you have a degree in any major, have suitable people/management skills and are eager to learn, send your resume and copy of your passport to Dieter@BMW**.cn
After you send off this info in your moment of excitement, you may start wondering WHY they did not ask you to apply online at their web site? But you decide you will ask them all your questions when they call. And if they did not ask for your passport scan or "taxpayer ID number" in the ad, they will indeed call, and proceed to give you a Skype interview that even sounds convincing for 20-30 minutes. Before hanging up they will tell you that you are one of the "more promising" candidates that the interviewer will recommend and now they ask you to send in the passport scan and taxpayer ID number, so they can schedule the final interview with the HR Director.
However once they get those last documents from you, you will either not hear from them again, or perhaps get an email that tells you, that "unfortunately another candidate was selected for the job, and they will keep you information on file for a year." Now what is really happening is that the below people are buying your personal data for as much as $500 so credit cards and bank accounts can be opened in your name or moneys laundered in your name, or IRS refunds claimed in your name, or immigration applications submitted in your name...etc. Within a year you will be contacted by either the police, DEA, IRS, FBI, or some other law officer who may or may not believe your denials. No matter which, you will spend over $10,000 on a lawyer to clean up your trashed name and credit ratings.
So think about all this the next time you see job as advertised at Echinacities, Sinocities, or a dozen other ESL jobs or expat sites. Send nothing to nobody expect a well known and verified direct employer because you have a 1 in 5 chance of being the next casualty in the growing fraud. If you think this cannot happen to YOU bucky, read these links here...
China ID Thieves Now Target 500 Expats Monthly As "Agents" - China Business Central - Open Salon
China Foreign Teacher News, Updates, & Scam Alerts: CFTU Identifies 3,500+ Identity Thieves That Scam China Foreign Teachers & Other Expats...
You can get the complete list of almost 4,000 known identity thieves by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org