Excellent point. And think about this: Why should an employer, possibly residing in the UK take the trouble to hire someone from overseas with all the visa hassle when he can find the teachers in the UK from among native speakers himself in a much easier and efficient way? The answer to such question is that it is always the "logics" of crooks and scammers but no the logics of real life. Makes sense, I guess; but scammers very often in their fake stories do not follow common, but their own sense that serves their scamming purposes.
To all my fellow teachers that posted in this site Thank you very much for making it clear that this is all fake at least now I can move on to reality and with my life.
I also received the same... true enough, I've got the same impression....
Juan Lee <email@example.com>;
SCAM ALERT- DO NOT TRUST THIS EMAIL!
My name is Dr Juan Lee.I got your email from indeed website.
I am in need of a competent professional International English Tutor who can take my wife and my 2kids in English classes.
I need your updated resume for my perusal, so we can discuss further about the offer and also talk to your references.
However, applicant must be willing to relocate to the United Kingdom.
Getting traveling papers such as visa will not be a problem. I already have an arrangement for this.
Kindly get back to me if you are interested.
Cheers and God bless.
How are you doing today and i hope your day has been going on wonderful great.
Thank you for keeping back in touch and sorry for the late response.
I have gone through your RESUME and i can see that you have attained some good educational background and your work experience says much about you as well.Most especially the aspect of your skills which indicates that you have a TESOL certificate and also a teacher at the Interactive Childrens Literacy Program. Along with several other qualifications which you have. You do not need to be a native speaker. That will not be a problem.
I want you to know that i currently have someone who takes them English but he his not dedicating much time that i want my family to be giving,he has another job which doesn't make him have enough time for teaching.My family are thereby not progressing in English. This apply to most teachers here as well,they do have a job or the other,so the time they are willing to work does not suit what i wanted,which is the much more reason i prefer to hire someone who will relocate and will be able to teach and at the same time access there learning.
The Start off date that i want the offer to begin is the 1st July 2013 and it will be for a period of 12months.Let me know if this is OK with you or if you need few more time to finish your current job or if you can start earlier.The main thing is to get all your traveling papers ready first once everything has been agreed upon between us.Then you can begin the application process with the lawyer.
Talking about my family,starting with myself,I am a Radiation Oncologist by profession,we relocated here to England not long ago due the nature of my job.Before we relocated,i have been visiting England mostly on Work Basis but my family do not like the idea of me being far away from home and moreover,i found this environment suitable enough for me,so i made the decision of relocating with my family.
Talking about my wife,she was working as an Accountant in China before but she don't have a job yet over here due to her low level of English language.
And as for my children,they are currently enrolled in a school over here in England but due to there inability to speak write and understand English very well,they do not like going to school,which is what i am fighting against.If I'm to grade there English skills,i will say my wife is 40% fair while my children are like 30%.Chun and Mai are 9 and 7years respectively.Chun is a boy and Mai is a girl.
Talking about your working hours,lets be looking at 6hours per day.
Concerning the hours,the working hours i have in mind is 6hours per day including breaking time and excluding weekends.I was thinking when you get here,you can go ahead and conduct a test for them to check there skills and you will then know what exactly they will be needing and how you will be preparing your time table as well as your curriculum.Then i can as well drive you down to a bookstore nearby to get all the things that they will be needing.I hope this idea of mine is OK or let me know if you have anything other suggestion as well.
Talking about the Salary,i will be paying you 2,800GBP per month as well as 300GBP which will be for your HEALTH INSURANCE.
Also,there will be 2 weeks paid vacation twice a year.Everything will be explained in the CONTRACT LETTER that i will be sending to you later on,once everything has been finalized between us.
The apartment you will be staying is located at the back of my main building but in the same compound as mine.Its a private building and you will be having all the privacy you will be needing,I will go ahead and send you the pictures in my next email as well as my family pictures and a copy of my passport and Radiology certificate so as to give you more assurance about the job offer because internet nowadays is full of funny activities.
Concerning your WORKING PERMIT and VISA,my immigration lawyer will be the one to take care of that,i will be referring you to her when the processing of your papers begins,after we have finalized everything between me and you.She will have all your papers arranged for you.
Let me know when it best to talk to you on phone,so i can give you a call and talk to you for some few minutes on phone.You can call me on +447024097857,so we can discuss better on phone,its best to call me on weekdays anytime,so far im not busy with patients,i will be able to talk to you.I will find time to give you a call as well.
I want you to know that i really consider this as a help you are rendering to me irrespective of the salary and all other finances including benefits that you will be provided.I want you to realize that my family means a lot to me and i really take them as my priority in everything.
I want you to go ahead and answer this little questions that i have for you.
1.Have you ever been offered this kind of position before.
2.What is your present employment status with your Current Employer.
3.Do you interact Freely with Kids.
4.What are your extra curricular activities.
5.Your current marital status.
Thank you very much once again.
Do have a great day ahead of you and i will be waiting for your response,so that we can continue further.
skype id is.. loving.family75
NOTE: Guys this is the biggest scam I got from this impostor employer from Shropshire UK I really thought I hit the big jackpot but I found out that he just a big fat fake. To Filipino English Teachers out there looking for job abroad do not lose hope and always always research your employer I know the offer is really breath taking but do not fall to their traps. According to other site this person is going to ask you for money for VISA but do not give any money real employers will process your VISA not you there should be no placement fee or whatever. To all my fellow teachers that posted in this site Thank you very much for making it clear that this is all fake at least now I can move on to reality and with my life. To all the people I really appreciate your concerns and keep up the good work. Thank God for the Internet and Google.
I got this type of email from the same person. We have gone far, as far as referring me to an immigration lawyer. I only found out it is a scam because of the email address of the lawyer which is not that of the UK Border Agency. I also found that the address used is not of the UK Border Agency. Dont be the next victim!!!
One thing that indicates it is a scam would be the exorbitantly high salary that is not in proportion for the kind of job that you are supposed to do.
Such fictionally high salaries are simply there to trick you in and to make him send your "application". Once you have done, you will be asked to pay for a pretend visa or something else, but in the end you have no job, no visa, have lost your money and can't get it back.
The other thing is the crap story you are told by the scammer: If you are hired for a job in the UK, you should consider this: If the job offer were genuine, why should someone need to employ someone from overseas? The UK is currently hit by a crisis in its national economy and a high unemployment rate due to the worldwide bank disaster caused by irresponsible Wall Street speculants and other banking yuppies that exist to destroy national economies that produce real value!
Just use your brain and a bit of common sense and don't believe everything these idiots are telling you.
In the end, you might be the idiot and the victim and might lose money on some crooks like that.
These messages exist to protect unsuspecting people like you!
how is it a scam?
subject International English Tutor Needed
How are you doing today.
I came across your resume on the tslwebsite.
My name is Dr. Jun Aiko a native of Beijing,CHINA. Presently,me and my family just relocated to Guildford,England few months ago.I am actually in need of a competent professional International English Language teacher who can take my Wife, Mimi and my 2 kids, Chun and Mai in English classes.I am willing to pay you 2,800.00GBP.I will provide you an Accommodation,furnished with a Television Set, and Internet Ready computer along with the accommodation,so your comfort will never be a problem.A vehicle will be available also for Mobility if you can Drive. I need your updated resume for me to discuss more about you with my family and also talk to your references.
Applicant Must be willing to relocate.Getting traveling papers such as visa will not be problem.
If you are interested,get back to me soonest, Cheers and God's blessings.
DR Jun Aiko.
30 Park Barn Drive,