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Beware of Many China Job & Internship Scams Targeting Tourists

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China is so alluring to many tourists that 3% of them decide they want to stay in China and spend at least a year exploring the country, food and people. 3% does not sound like much buts it more than 20,000 foreigners a month. But many need to find a part time job to pay for their extended stay and tourist visas do not allow them to work. This creates a convenient opportunity for many scam operators of fake China internships to step in and "fix your problem" with what appears to be a legitimate internship with a real company that you can even visit. But like everything in China, that internship comes with a price! These days that price, including one month of housing in a shared apartment is $3,700. It may sound like a bargain at first, but after you read these links you may have second thoughts because every 90 days of internship in China will cost you about $8,000 in total costs.

http://www.examiner.com/article/never-ever-pay-for-an-internship

http://www.gooverseas.com/study-abroad/china/gi2c-group/50333

http://www.scam.com/showpost.php?p=1832953&postcount=34

http://chinainternshipreviews.wordpress.com

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/homeless-month-us-interns-china-learn-reset-expectations

In the last link above you'll see how one man even became homeless by taking up a China internship. So, no matter how smooth and charming the sales reps may be, let your common sense prevail and... Safe Journey!

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