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    This 7 year old company in China touts itself as a "golden opportunity" and claimed in internet ads that over 400 of their interns were placed with Fortune 500 and MNC companies. They even used this chart on their website to lure us to inquire so they can say they did not solicit you but it seems they spam "blind ads" all over the internet that do not include their name but when you click it goes to one of their wonderful reviews or awesome website. What do you all think?
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    i read somewhere on this forum that china no longer allow foreign students internship

    most likely a scam
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    Scam
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3438977
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    Actually Gi2c is BOTH a “Golden Opportunity and a Scam. If you are a fugitive, refugee, Russian prostitute or poverty stricken African or Pakistani Gi2c can get you what you cannot get for yourself – a visa into China. China is very selective about who they let into their country and it is no secret they are quite racist against people of color, although their racism only becomes visible in two areas, visas, and the job markets. But if people of color are sponsored by a local Chinese company, they will get their 90 day visa – more than enough time to find a minimum wage job or set up a black or gray market business like exporting counterfeit goods back to their country or on the streets as a vendor. Also people from the Ukraine and Syria who are at risk of death from the wars also find themselves a 90 day sanctuary in China, and then stay on in China as very low paid English Teachers ($800 a month) So for the above people Gi2c is probably a blessing for them and Gi2C will buy or fabricate invitation letters for these people to sneak them into China for $4,000 a pop.

    For the rest of the world, Gi2C appears to be blatant scam. Gi2C has been asked many times at many forums including Scam.com, EslWtach.info, RealScam.com etc. to identify the Fortune 500 and MNC companies and “Top 50” university partners and there is only silence. Gi2c has never produced a single intern who confirms they were hired at a Fortune 500 or MNC firm. In fact, when confronted by a reporter, the owner (A Russian guy named Yuri) admitted that only 5% of their interns ever receive job offers. I wrote myself about this company almost a year ago in another thread with a very similar title. Apparently you missed it? http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3227459&highlig ht=gi2c

    I sincerely suggest you read the below and draw your own conclusions. If I was a Syrian refugee I would be damn glad I found Gi2c but if I am a uni grad looking for an international career abroad, Gi2c would be worthless resource and fast way to lose a lot of bucks and 3 months of my life.

    http://eslwatch.info/forum/china.html
    http://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpress.com
    http://www.scamorg.com/gi2c-org-38
    http://www.legaljunkies.com/china-ru...ce-2013-a.html
    http://forums.scamadviser.com/report...-scam-beware!/
    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?681896-Gi2C-is-a-clever-China-internship-scam-cheating-university-students
    http://www.realscam.com/f8/fake-phan...-offices-4057/

    Unfortunately, once people make contact with Gi2c, they are constantly spoon-fed Gi2c propaganda links that they have no time left to find the other comments like those above. So the key to staying safe with any program in China is to spend 15 minutes on Google to do your own independent homework.

    I stole these images below from Scam.com. They speak for themselves. One Gi2C victim named Winnie Maliko told her story at a few forums and if you Google “Winnie Maliko, Gi2C, Scam, problems, visa” you will see she received emails from Gi2C telling her to lie on her visa application in order to get into China. This is advising her to commit a felony crime. Winnie by the way is a black national of France. The silver lining to this rather dark cloud is that you can get real Fortune 500 china internships free of charge that are 100% legit and Gi2c will never tell you about this even if you tell them you are broke. Read here for the details: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forum...cams-no-really
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    This is the China scam your mother warned you about!
    http://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpress.com

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    Could anyone recommend a way for me to find an internship abroad? I've been searching the internet for weeks and sent off my CV to loads of companies with no luck. I'm looking at any internship in a business abroad (mainly SE Asia) or at an NGO.
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    For CDUDE I suggest you take a look at this link here which is the only safe way to get a real Fortune 500 or MNC internship in China for free and with no risk of scams. http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forum...cams-no-really

    I also want to say that despite all the negative publicity focused on Gi2c they are not the only china internship scam operation. There are many like ChinaInterns, GoAbroadChina, CRCC, etc. The golden rule to remember is that if anyone asks you to pay money for a China internship, or even a job, they are surely a scam. This link provides the red flags you need to watch out for: http://eslwatch.info/eslwatch-forum/...fake-jobs.html
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    Is the job market so bad now that you have to pay to work?
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    (Original post by anillatoo)
    Is the job market so bad now that you have to pay to work?
    This may answer your question: http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?6...35#post1888435
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    The above screenshot indicates they have a long history of complaints going back to 2010. I found this at scam.com which has a bunch of interesting things to say about these cretins:

    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?6...ials-For-1-000!

    When you pay $1,000 for phony video testimonials, it is not hard to understand how the company got so many!
 
 
 
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