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Beware of Scams

You should always be street smart when dealing with people you don't know. Our site is no exception. If you see any suspicious activity, you agree to report this immediately to us here.

Scams Reported On Our Site

Here are 2 scams reported by our users.

Counterfeit Check or Overpayment Scam In this case, the learner was from overseas who was moving soon to the teacher's location. He prepaid for a large amount of language lessons by (apparently a very well forged) check. After depositing the check, the learner said that he could no longer take the language lessons and requested a refund via Western Union. The check later bounceed even though it had initially cleared.

For more details about this type of scam, how to spot it and avoid being a victim, please read the counterfeit check scam page from U.S. Federal Trade Commission here.

Work Visa Processing Fee Scam A learner posing to be living in the UK promised overseas teachers a job. The teacher is asked to send money to process the work visa.

In this case, the teacher and "learner" were communicating for almost 4 months. The teacher felt she had verified the teacher's claims and trusted him.

After sending the money, the learner was never heard from again.

Please be very cautious, especially when being asked to send money for any reason.

Other Common Internet Scams

In addition to the above scam that has been reported on our site. Please be aware of other common Internet scams reported here.

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