Scam Alert

Scams and Recruiting Alerts

Current Scams / Recruiting Alerts:

2/6/2019: This woman flew me to Oman, didn’t pay me, and then dumped me there. She put me in such a horrible position that I had to create a GoFundMe to get out of the country… See Full Article

12/5/2018: GEMS School Scam Alert – An ISR member reported the following Scam… Full Article

12/18/2017: Hong Kong refuses private party requests for police reports need to secure local employment. Full Article

5/8/2017: Yantai Huasheng Int’l School China: Alleged cover-up of the deaths of two Korean students on field trip. News Article

South Korean government closes B.C. school: 14 teachers caught in ‘bureaucratic nightmare. Click here for news article and complete information.

3/13/17: Collegiate British International School UAE ( is a scam. Their web site is stolen/cloned from the Deira International School ( and edited. The CBIS web site exists to offer jobs to unsuspecting teachers and collect fees and deposits. This information has been confirmed by the Deira International School Business Office.

1/6/17: Global Edu. Logistics (GEL) & Director, Andrew Spinks, accused of charging for a London Fair that allegedly was never booked. Click for more info

Archived Scams and Alerts: 

Please note that school administration changes, political climates and time may have made these alerts irrelevant or no longer accurate.  International Schools Review suggests that you do your research.

• Crisis at International School Lusaka, Zambia 2013
School brings teacher knowing visa application was denied . Refuses to compensate her as per contract

• Qatar Academy Qatar 2013
Dorje Gurung fired & arrested for allegedly insulting Islum

• Indianhead International School South Korea April 2009
School Used as Conduit to Channel Funds to Lawmaker

• Smart International School Egypt 2009
Work/No Pay Advisory for Smart International School, Egypt

• Emirates International School Dubai
Cancels New Hire Contracts in February 2009

• No-Pay Advisory – June 2008
Teachers report schools in Kuwait, UAE & Tanzania that take advantage of departing teachers

• Sudan Advisory November 2007
British Teacher Imprisoned in Sudan over Naming of Teddy Bear, Mohammad