Is this a case of phenomenal coincidence or a well-camouflaged scam in progress, preying on young students around the world from the legal safety of China?
Over the last two years, dozens of victims have exposed a company called Wiseway Global Education in Beijing of being a study abroad fraud (even worse than CUCAS, the most notorious China scam targeting study abroad students). Their complaints and horror stories of being swindled for thousands of dollars litter the internet at Reddit, Scam.com, ESLWatch.info, and RealScam.com. For details just go to http://duckduckgo.com and search "Wiseway Global Education, Scam" and you will be reading for the next hour!
But now there seems to be either an incredible coincidence or some bold arrogance and deception at play. A "new" study abroad company has emerged at the very same Zhongguancun street address in Haidian District of Beijing, China, with the very same owner, a Russian named Yuri, and the very same CEO (Mr. Wei). And my goodness... the two companies even share the same telephone numbers!
So if you cannot smell the coffee friends, perhaps you deserve to get screwed out of $10,000 -$30,000 as a lesson in life learned the hard way. Warn your friends and any young high school and uni student you know that is thinking about working abroad. Also, beware that the same Russian owner also goes by the name of Sergei and owns four other scam brands in China that are listed here for your convenience;
Laowai Career Center: http://forums.scamadviser.com/report-a-scam/fraud-alert!-laowai-career-c...
Wiseway Global Education: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?685441-China-Scam-Alert-Wiseway-Glob...
There are rumors that China HR is also one of his companies and we are investigating this allegation now and will update you all with our findings within the next 30 days. Until then, be VERY cautious when dealing with any educational program or "opportunity" that has China links and take a visit to http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral and or https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-...
The 2017 CTA (China Teachers Alliance) blacklist can be found at this link but it is not as current as the above links. https://www.slideshare.net/LaowaiCareerCenter/cta-2017-china-scam-blackl...
Be Safe - Not Sorry. See all of our China Scam Reports at http//chinascampatrol.wordpress.com and safe travels in pursuit of your professional career abroad.
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